1978 Houston Cougars football team

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1978 Houston Cougars football
University of Houston classic logo.png
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 10
1978 record9–3 (7–1 SWC)
Head coachBill Yeoman (17th season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Yeoman
Offensive schemeHouston Veer
Defensive coordinatorDon Todd
Home stadiumAstrodome
(Capacity: 53,000)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Houston $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
No. 9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
No. 19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH, represented the University of Houston in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The Cougars were led by 17th-year head coach Bill Yeoman and played their home games at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The team competed as members of the Southwest Conference, winning the conference with a 7–1 conference record. This was Houston's first outright conference title and second overall, in only their third year in the league. They were invited to the 1979 Cotton Bowl Classic, played on New Years' Day, where they were defeated by Notre Dame. Houston was ranked 10th in the final AP Poll of the season and 11th in the Coaches' Poll.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 16at Memphis State*L 3–17
September 23Utah*W 42–25
September 30at No. 10 Florida State*W 27–21
October 7at BaylorW 20–18
October 14No. 6 Texas A&MNo. 17
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
W 33–0
October 21at SMUNo. 11W 42–28
October 28No. 9 ArkansasNo. 11
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
W 20–9
November 4TCUNo. 10
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
W 63–6
November 11at No. 6 TexasNo. 8W 10–7
November 25at Texas TechNo. 5L 21–22
December 2RiceNo. 9
W 49–25
January 1vs. No. 10 Notre Dame*No. 9
L 34–35
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 Houston Cougars". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016.