1978 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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1978 Texas A&M Aggies football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 19
1978 record 8–4 (4–4 SWC)
Head coach Emory Bellard (4–2, first 6 games, fired 10/24)
Tom Wilson (interim, 4–2, final 6 games)
Offensive coordinator Tom Wilson (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson (7th season)
Home stadium Kyle Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Houston $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
No. 9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
No. 19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Texas A&M Aggies football team represented Texas A&M University in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Southwest Conference (SWC). The Aggies were led by head coach Emory Bellard in his seventh season through the first six games before his resignation on October 24.[1] Tom Wilson was named interim coach and led the Aggies in their final six games. and finished with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 4–4 in the SWC) and with a victory in the Hall of Fame Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 9 at Kansas* No. 16 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 37–10  
September 23 at Boston College* No. 9 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 37–2  
September 30 Memphis State* No. 8 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 58–0  
October 7 Texas Tech No. 7 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) W 38–9  
October 14 at No. 17 Houston No. 6 AstrodomeHouston, TX L 0–33  
October 21 Baylor No. 12 Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Battle of the Brazos) L 6–24  
October 28 Rice Kyle Field • College Station, TX W 38–21  
November 4 at SMU Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 20–17  
November 18 at No. 13 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) L 7–26  
November 25 TCU Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) W 15–7  
December 2 at No. 14 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) L 7–22  
December 20 vs. No. 19 Iowa State* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Hall of Fame Classic) W 28–12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1978 Texas A&M football schedule[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas A&M's Bellard resigns". Spartanburg Herald. Google News Archives. Associated Press. October 25, 1978. p. C1. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1978 Texas A&M Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2016.