|1979 Colorado State Rams football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1979 record||4–7—1 (3–4 WAC)|
|Head coach||Sark Arslanian (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Hughes Stadium|
|1979 WAC football standings|
|No. 13 BYU †||7||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|San Diego State||4||–||2||–||0||8||–||3||–||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).
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.
|September 1||at Arizona*||L 17–33|
|September 15||at Arkansas*||L 3–36||55,317|
|September 22||at Utah State*||L 6–32|
|September 29||at Wyoming||W 20–16|
|October 6||Utah||L 16–21||27,257|
|October 13||at UTEP||W 17–3|
|October 20||San Diego State||W 37–3||21,950|
|October 27||Air Force*||W 20–6|
|November 3||BYU||L 7–30||25,612|
|November 10||New Mexico||L 9–24|
|November 17||at UNLV*||T 21–21|
|November 24||at Hawaii||L 10–24||31,812|
Team players in the NFL
|Keith Lee||Defensive back||5||129||Buffalo Bills|
|Dupree Branch||Defensive back||8||198||St. Louis Cardinals|
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- "1979 Colorado State Rams Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1979.html. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- Steve Dolan (October 21, 1979). "Aztecs Turn Game Over to Colorado State, 37-3". The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California): p. III-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8415315/aztecs_turn_game_over_to_colorado_state/.
- "1979 Colorado State Rams Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1979-schedule.html.