1979 Colorado State Rams football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1979 record4–7—1 (3–4 WAC)
Head coachSark Arslanian (7th season)
Home stadiumHughes Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 BYU 7 0 0     11 1 0
Utah 5 2 0     6 6 0
San Diego State 4 2 0     8 3 0
Hawaii 3 3 0     6 5 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     6 6 0
Colorado State 3 4 0     4 7 1
Wyoming 2 5 0     4 8 0
UTEP 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Colorado State Rams football team was an American football team that represented Colorado State University in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its seventh season under head coach Sark Arslanian, the team compiled a 4–7—1 record (3–4 against WAC opponents).[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Keith Lee with 993 passing yards, Alvin Lewis with 635 rushing yards, and Cecil Stockdale with 361 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 1at Arizona*L 17–33
September 15at Arkansas*L 3–3655,317
September 22at Utah State*L 6–32
September 29at WyomingW 20–16
October 6UtahL 16–2127,257
October 13at UTEPW 17–3
October 20San Diego State
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 37–321,950[3]
October 27Air Force*
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 20–6
November 3BYU
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 7–3025,612
November 10New Mexico
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 9–24
November 17at UNLV*T 21–21
November 24at HawaiiL 10–2431,812
  • *Non-conference game

[4]

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Keith Lee Defensive back 5 129 Buffalo Bills
Dupree Branch Defensive back 8 198 St. Louis Cardinals

References

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