|1978 Colorado State Rams football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1978 record||5–6 (2–4 WAC)|
|Head coach||Sark Arslanian (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Hughes Stadium|
|1978 WAC football standings|
|San Diego State||2||–||4||–||0||4||–||7||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1978 Colorado State Rams football team was an American football team that represented Colorado State University in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its sixth season under head coach Sark Arslanian, the team compiled a 5–6 record (2–4 against WAC opponents).
The team's statistical leaders included Steve Fairchild with 905 passing yards, Larry Jones with 898 rushing yards, and Mark R. Bell with 459 receiving yards.
|September 16||Utah State*||L 20–21|
|September 23||at BYU||L 6–32||31,052|
|September 30||at Utah||L 6–30||27,821|
|October 7||UTEP||W 39–29|
|October 14||at Air Force*||W 31–13|
|October 21||UNLV||L 6–33|
|October 28||Wyoming||L 3–13|
|November 4||at San Diego State||L 31–34||38,494|
|November 11||at New Mexico||W 26–15|
|November 18||West Virginia*||W 50–14||12,782|
|November 25||at Pacific (CA)*||W 20–13|
Team players in the NFL
|Mike Bell||Defensive end||1||2||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Mike Bell||Defensive end||4||102||Seattle Seahawks|
|Mark Bell||Wide receiver||5||130||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Bill Leer||Center||11||292||Atlanta Falcons|
- "1978 Colorado State Rams Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1978.html. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- "Where are you now, Mike Bell". Colorado State University Athletics. https://csurams.com/news/2013/12/5/Where_are_you_now_Mike_Bell.aspx.
- Dave Distel (November 5, 1978). "Aztecs Stand Off the Rams, 34-31". The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California): p. III-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8413963/aztecs_stand_off_the_rams/.
- "1978 Colorado State Rams Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1978-schedule.html.