1978 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1978 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1978 record 6–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Bob Tyler (6th season)
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Sharpe (1st season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 16 Georgia 5 0 1     9 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 5 1
Florida 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bulldogs were not invited to a bowl game despite being eligible. After the season, head coach Bob Tyler resigned.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 2 West Texas A&M* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 28–0  
September 9 at North Texas State* Texas StadiumIrving, Texas W 17–5  
September 23 at Memphis State* Liberty BowlMemphis, Tennessee W 44–14  
September 30 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 0–34  
October 7 at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, Mississippi L 17–22  
October 14 No. 15 Florida State* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 55–27  
October 28 vs. Tennessee Liberty BowlMemphis, Tennessee W 34–21  
November 4 at No. 3 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Rivalry) L 14–35  
November 11 Auburn Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 0–6  
November 18 No. 17 LSU Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Rivalry) W 16–14  
November 25 vs. Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) L 7–27  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 - 85 Bulldogs". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015