1978 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1978 Arizona Wildcats football
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1978 record5–6 (3–4 Pac-10)
Head coach
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
  1977
1979  
1978 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 2 USC $610  1210
No. 14 UCLA 620  831
Washington 620  740
Arizona State 430  930
No. 17 Stanford 430  840
California 340  650
Arizona 340  560
Oregon 250  290
Oregon State 260  371
Washington State 170  371
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Tony Mason, the Wildcats compiled a 5–6 record (3–4 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in a tie for sixth place in the Pac-10, and outscored their opponents, 245 to 205. [1] [2] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. This is the first year in which Arizona, along with rival Arizona State, joined the Pac-10 (previously the Pac-8 prior to both Arizona schools’ joining the conference).

The team's statistical leaders included Jim Krohn with 991 passing yards, Hubert Oliver with 866 rushing yards, and Ron Beyer with 296 receiving yards. [3] Linebacker Sam Giangardella led the team with 131 total tackles. [4]

Personnel

1978 Arizona Wildcats football team roster
PlayersCoaches
Offense
Pos.#NameClass
QB Jim Krohn
Defense
Pos.#NameClass
Special teams
Pos.#NameClass
K Bill Zivic
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

    Legend
    • (C) Team captain
    • (S) Suspended
    • (I) Ineligible
    • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
    • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

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References

  1. "1978 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  2. "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. p. 107. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. "1978 Arizona Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  4. 2016 Media Guide, p. 86.