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1978 Navy Midshipmen football
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 23–16 vs. BYU
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1978 record9–3
Head coachGeorge Welsh (6th season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas State           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
No. 7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by sixth-year head coach George Welsh.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16at VirginiaW 32–0
September 23at ConnecticutW 30–0
September 30at Boston CollegeW 19–8
October 7at Air ForceW 37–8
October 14DukeW 31–8
October 21William & Mary
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 9–0
October 28Pittsburghdagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 21–1132,909
November 4vs. Notre DameL 7–2763,780
November 11at SyracuseL 17–20
November 18at Florida StateL 6–3845,795
December 2vs. ArmyW 28–079,026
December 22vs. BYUW 23–1652,500
  • daggerHomecoming

PersonnelEdit

1978 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Callahan, SteveSteve Callahan
FB 33 Klawinski, LarryLarry Klawinski Jr
QB 15 Leszczynski, BobBob Leszczynski Sr
WR McConkey, PhilPhil McConkey
TE Papajohn, GregGreg Papajohn
RB 23 Sherlock, MikeMike Sherlock So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Tata, BobBob Tata
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

ArmyEdit

Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 0 0 0

0

Navy 14 7 7 0

28

at JFK StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 2
  • Game attendance: 79,026
  • [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football History". United States Naval Academy. p. 194. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/navy/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/History-2014-Guide.pdf. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. "Navy Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/navy/1975-1979_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. Eugene Register-Guard. 1978 Dec 03. Retrieved 2019-Jan-21.
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