1979 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1979 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1979 record 3–8 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Emory Bellard (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson (1st season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
Georgia 5 1 0     6 5 0
No. 16 Auburn 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
Florida 0 6 0     0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was the first season at Mississippi State for head coach Emory Bellard, the creator of the wishbone offense.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 8 Memphis State* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi L 13–14  
September 22 at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 14–35  
September 29 Florida Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 24–10  
October 6 vs. No. 19 Tennessee Liberty BowlMemphis, Tennessee W 28–9  
October 13 at No. 9 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida L 6–17  
October 20 Marshall* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 48–0  
October 27 Southern Miss* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 7–21  
November 3 at No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama (Rivalry) L 7–24  
November 10 at No. 16 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 3–14  
November 17 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Rivalry) L 3–21  
November 24 vs. Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) L 9–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, Bruce (2011-02-10). "Emory Bellard, Creator of Wishbone Offense, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015