1979 Stanford Cardinals football team
The 1979 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Rod Dowhower, an assistant coach under previous coach Bill Walsh, was hired as Stanford's new head coach, but resigned after the season to take an assistant coaching position with the NFL's Denver Broncos.
|1979 Stanford Cardinals football|
|1979 record||5–5–1 (3–3–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Rod Dowhower (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)|
|1979 Pacific-10 Conference football standings|
|No. 2 USC $||6||–||0||–||1||11||–||0||–||1|
|No. 11 Washington||5||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|Arizona State †||3||–||4||–||0||6||–||6||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 8||at Tulane*||No. 13||L 10–33||41,251|
|September 15||San Jose State*||W 45–29||46,789|
|September 22||Army*||L 13–17||43,345|
|September 29||Boston College*||W 33–14||36,412|
|October 6||UCLA||W 27–24||70,205|
|October 13||at No. 1 USC||T 21–21||76,067|
|October 20||at Arizona||W 30–10||55,000|
|October 27||at Oregon State||L 31–33||16,000|
|November 3||Arizona State||W 28–21||40,184|
|November 10||Oregon||L 7–16||45,219|
|November 17||California||L 14–21||85,577|
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San Jose StateEdit
Mike Dotterer became the first freshman in school history to score three touchdowns in one game during Stanford's 45-29 victory.
|1979 Stanford Cardinal football team roster|
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