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1978 Missouri Tigers football
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl vs. LSU, W 20–15
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 15
1978 record8–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachWarren Powers
Home stadiumFaurot Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#8 Nebraska § 6 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa State 4 3 0     8 4 0
#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

The 1978 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri 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 Warren Powers, in his first year, and they played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 4–3 Big 8) and with a victory over LSU in the Liberty Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9* at #5 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 3–0   59,075
September 16* #1 Alabama #11 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 20–38   73,655
September 23* Ole Miss #17 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 45–14   60,287
September 30 at #1 Oklahoma #14 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) L 23–45   72,371
October 7* Illinois Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 45–3   62,062
October 14 #20 Iowa State #19 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) W 26–13   63,106
October 21 at Kansas State #13 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 56–14   24,500
October 28† Colorado #13 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC L 27–28   71,096
November 4 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK L 20–35   47,750
November 11 Kansas Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Border War) W 48–0   64,453
November 18 at #2 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 35–31   75,850
December 23* vs. LSU #18 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) W 20–15   53,064
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Team Players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Kellen Winslow Tight End 1 San Diego Chargers

Awards and honorsEdit

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