1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 21–41 vs. Purdue
Conference Independent
1978 record 7–5
Head coach Pepper Rodgers (5th season)
Captain Eddie Lee Ivery
Don Patterson
Jeff Shank
Mike Taylor
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Division I-A independents football records
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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fifth-year head coach Pepper Rodgers, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta, the team was invited to the 1978 Peach Bowl, held just three miles from their home stadium in Atlanta, where they lost to Purdue.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 10–28   27,865
September 16 California Grant FieldAtlanta L 22–34   26,577
September 23 Tulane Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 27–17   25,805
September 30 The Citadel Grant Field • Atlanta W 28–0   21,802
October 7 South Carolina Grant Field • Atlanta W 6–3   36,128
October 14 Miami (FL) Grant Field • Atlanta W 24–19   29,695
October 21 at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama (Rivalry) ABC W 24–10   59,111
October 28 Floridadagger Grant Field • Atlanta ABC W 17–13   44,866
November 11 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado W 42–21   19,564
November 18 No. 10 Notre Dame No. 20 Grant Field • Atlanta L 21–38   54,526
December 2 at No. 11 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC L 28–29   59,700
December 25 vs. No. 17 Purdue Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium • Atlanta (Peach Bowl) CBS L 21–41   20,277
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 173