1978 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 1978 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Big Eight Conference during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by fifth-year head coach Bill Mallory, the Buffaloes were 6–5 overall and 2–5 in the Big 8.

1978 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight
1978 record6–5 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachBill Mallory (5th season)
Home stadiumFolsom Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Nebraska + 6 1 0     9 3 0
No. 15 Missouri 4 3 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     3 8 0
Colorado 2 5 0     6 5 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Colorado won its first five games, all at home, but then lost five of six and Mallory was fired on November 21 by athletic director Eddie Crowder, the previous head coach.[1] Mallory was succeeded by Chuck Fairbanks, the head coach of the New England Patriots in the NFL and formerly at conference foe Oklahoma.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 9Oregon*W 24–7
September 16Miami (FL)*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 17–7
September 23San Jose State*No. 19
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 22–7
September 30Northwestern*No. 16
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 55–7
October 7KansasNo. 13
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 17–7
October 14at Oklahoma StateNo. 13L 20–24
October 21No. 5 Nebraska
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado (rivalry)
L 14–52
October 28at No. 13 MissouriW 28–27
November 4at No. 1 OklahomaL 7–28
November 11at Kansas StateL 10–20
November 18Iowa State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 16–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colorado dismisses Mallory". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 22, 1978. p. 23.
  2. ^ College Football at Sports-Reference.com