1979 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1979 Arizona Wildcats football
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl, L 10–16 vs. Pittsburgh
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1979 record 6–5–1 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Tony Mason (3rd season)
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 USC $ 6 0 1     11 0 1
No. 11 Washington 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 4 3 0     6 5 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 5 4 0     6 6 0
Stanford 3 3 1     5 5 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † – Arizona State later forfeited 5 wins (3 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third and final season under head coach Tony Mason, the Wildcats compiled a 6–5–1 record (4–3 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in third place in the Pac-10, lost to Pittsburgh in the 1979 Fiesta Bowl, and outscored their opponents, 244 to 243.[2][3] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.

The team's statistical leaders included Jim Krohn with 1,094 passing yards, Hubert Oliver with 1,021 rushing yards, and Tim Holmes with 319 receiving yards.[4] Linebacker Sam Giangardella led the team with 112 total tackles.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Media Guide" (PDF). thesundevils.com. ASU Athletics. p. 127. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "1979 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. p. 107. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "1979 Arizona Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 86.