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1978 Iowa State Cyclones football team

The 1978 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented the Iowa State University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Big Eight Conference (Big 8). The team was led by head coach Earle Bruce, in his sixth year, and they played their home games at Cyclone Stadium in Ames, Iowa. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 4–3 Big 8) and with a loss to Texas A&M in the All-American Bowl. Of note, Iowa State's secondary coach was Pete Carroll.

1978 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1978 record8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachEarle Bruce (6th season)
Home stadiumCyclone Stadium
(Capacity: 48,000)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big 8 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
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
No. 15 Missouri 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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9at Rice*No. 20W 23–1917,500
September 16San Diego State*No. 19W 14–1346,450
September 23at Iowa*No. 20W 31–060,075
September 30Drake*No. 17
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, Iowa
W 35–748,750
October 7No. 10 NebraskaNo. 15
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, Iowa
L 0–2351,450
October 14at No. 19 MissouriNo. 20L 13–2663,106
October 21No. 1 Oklahoma 
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, Iowa
L 6–3449,400
October 28at KansasW 13–732,768
November 4Kansas State
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, Iowa
W 24–047,450
November 11at Oklahoma StateW 28–1540,300
November 18at ColoradoABCW 20–1646,321
December 20vs. Texas A&M*No. 19MTNL 12–2841,158
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iowa State University of Science and Technology – 1978". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. Retrieved October 16, 2012.