1978 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1978 Syracuse Orangemen football
ConferenceIndependent
1978 record3–8
Head coachFrank Maloney (5th season)
CaptainGame captains[1]
Home stadiumArchbold Stadium
(Capacity: 26,000)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State           11 1 0
North Texas State           9 2 0
East Carolina           9 3 0
Navy           9 3 0
No. 7 Notre Dame           9 3 0
Rutgers           9 3 0
Florida State           8 3 0
Temple           7 3 1
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Holy Cross           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           6 4 1
Georgia Tech           7 5 0
Hawaii           6 5 0
Miami           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 5 1
William & Mary           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Villanova           5 6 0
Army           4 6 1
Memphis State           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Virginia Tech           4 7 0
Air Force           3 8 0
Colgate           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Syracuse           3 8 0
Illinois State           2 9 0
West Virginia           2 9 0
Boston College           0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by fifth-year head coach Frank Maloney and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. This was the last year that football was played at Archbold Stadium before it was demolished and replaced by the Carrier Dome. The Orangemen finished the season with a record of 3–8.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 9No. 17 Florida StateL 0–2824,272
September 16at NC StateL 19–2737,800
September 23at Michigan StateL 21–4974,571
September 30Illinois
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
L 14–2820,101
October 7at West VirginiaW 31–1532,491
October 14No. 10 Maryland
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
L 9–2415,079
October 21at No. 2 Penn StateL 15–4577,827
November 4No. 19 Pittsburgh
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (rivalry)
L 17–1826,037
November 11No. 18 Navy
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 20–1726,429
November 18at Boston CollegeW 37–2315,855
November 25at Miami (FL)L 9–2115,739
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 149
  2. ^ "1978 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2018.