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1978 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1978 Stanford Cardinals football team

Georgia, W 25–22
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Coaches #16
AP #17
1978 record 8–4 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Bill Walsh
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)

The 1978 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Bill Walsh served the second and final season of his first stint as Stanford's head coach.



Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 9 #4 Oklahoma* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 29–35   58,883
September 16 San Jose State* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 38–9   42,500
September 23 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 35–10   43,143
September 30 Tulane* #20 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 17–14   40,111
October 7 at #16 UCLA #17 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 26–27   54,106
October 14 Washington #18 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 31–34   58,079
October 21 at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 43–27   27,411
October 28 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–6   39,214
November 4 #6 USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–13   84,084
November 11 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 21–14   51,000
November 18 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (81st Big Game) W 30–10   77,880
December 31 vs. #11 Georgia* #17 AstrodomeHouston, TX () W 25–22   34,084
*Non-conference game.

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve Dils Quarterback 4 97 Minnesota Vikings
Phil Francis Running Back 7 166 San Francisco 49ers

Awards and honors


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