1978 Colorado State Rams football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1978 record5–6 (2–4 WAC)
Head coachSark Arslanian (6th season)
Home stadiumHughes Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
BYU 5 1 0     9 4 0
Utah 4 2 0     8 3 0
Wyoming 4 2 0     5 7 0
New Mexico 3 3 0     7 5 0
Colorado State 2 4 0     5 6 0
San Diego State 2 4 0     4 7 0
UTEP 1 5 0     1 11 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.[1]

Senior defensive end Mike Bell was consensus first-team All-American[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16Utah State*L 20–21
September 23at BYUL 6–3231,052
September 30at UtahL 6–3027,821
October 7UTEP
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 39–29
October 14at Air Force*W 31–13
October 21UNLV
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 6–33
October 28Wyoming
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 3–13
November 4at San Diego StateL 31–3438,494[3]
November 11at New Mexico
W 26–15
November 18West Virginia*
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 50–1412,782
November 25at Pacific (CA)*W 20–13
  • *Non-conference game

[4]

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
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

References

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