1978 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1978 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
1978 record 9–2 (3–1 MVC)
Head coach John Cooper (2nd season)
Home stadium Skelly Field
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New Mexico State $ 5 1 0     6 5 0
Tulsa 4 1 0     9 2 0
Southern Illinois 3 2 0     7 4 0
Drake 3 3 0     4 7 0
Indiana State 2 3 0     3 8 0
Wichita State 2 4 0     4 7 0
West Texas State 1 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1978 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach John Cooper, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 9–2 record (3-1 against conference opponents) and finished in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference.[1] The team defeated Virginia Tech (35-33), Kansas State (24-14), Louisville (24-7), Cincinnati (27-26), and Wichita State (27-13), but lost to No. 2 ranked Arkansas (13-21) and to Missouri Valley Conference champion New Mexico State (20-23).[2]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback David Rader with 1,683 passing yards, Sherman Johnson with 826 rushing yards, and Rickey Watts with 730 receiving yards.[3] Head coach John Cooper was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 Missouri Valley Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1978 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1978 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.