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1978 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1978 record8–3 (4–2 WAC)
Head coachWayne Howard (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorRon McBride[1]
Defensive coordinatorTom Gadd[1]
Home stadiumRice 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 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Wayne Howard led the team to a 4–2 mark in the WAC and 8–3 overall.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 97:30 PMIdaho State*W 56–025,822[2]
September 236:30 PMat Houston*L 25–4230,004[2]
September 307:30 PMColorado State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 30–627,821[2]
October 712:00 PMat Iowa*W 13–951,170[2]
October 147:30 PMWeber State*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 30–723,458[2]
October 211:30 PMat WyomingL 21–3420,758[2]
November 41:30 PMNew Mexicodagger
L 12–2424,182[2]
November 117:30 PMat UTEPW 38–012,300[2]
November 181:30 PMBYU
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City (rivalry)
W 23–2229,326[2]
November 251:30 PMat Utah State*W 23–2016,509[2]
December 27:00 PMat San Diego StateW 20–1830,899[2]

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PersonnelEdit

1978 Utah Utes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Gomez, RandyRandy Gomez
  Henry, FrankFrank Henry
  Lindsay, TonyTony Lindsay
FB Moseley, MikeMike Moseley
  Teahan, JamesJames Teahan
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
  Bailey, MikeMike Bailey
  Griffin, JeffJeff Griffin
  Lyall, JeffJeff Lyall
  Morrell, GuyGuy Morrell
  Reed, TonyTony Reed
  Washington, DerekDerek Washington
  Wilson, JamesJames Wilson
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Hucko, JeffJeff Hucko
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

BYUEdit

BYU Cougars at Utah Utes
1 2 3 4 Total
BYU 10 6 6 0

22

Utah 0 0 7 16

23

at Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, Utah

  • Date: November 18
  • Game weather: Sunny • 43°F
  • Game attendance: 29,326
  • CougarStats

NFL draftEdit

One player went in the 1979 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rick Partridge Punter 8 208 Green Bay Packers

ReferencesEdit

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