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1978 Big Eight Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 50-42-0, .543 W-L% (3rd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.46 (3rd of 14) ▪ SOS: 8.44 (3rd of 14)

Conference Champion: Nebraska and Oklahoma

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa State, Nebraska and Oklahoma)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma)

29 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 30, 1978 Sat (1) Oklahoma 45 (14) Missouri 23
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Oct 7, 1978 Sat (13) Colorado 17 Kansas 7
3 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Kansas State 18 Oklahoma State 7
4 Oct 7, 1978 Sat (10) Nebraska 23 @ (15) Iowa State 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Oct 14, 1978 Sat (19) Missouri 26 (20) Iowa State 13
6 Oct 14, 1978 Sat (8) Nebraska 48 Kansas State 14
7 Oct 14, 1978 Sat (1) Oklahoma 17 @ Kansas 16
8 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Oklahoma State 24 (13) Colorado 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
9 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (13) Missouri 56 @ Kansas State 14
10 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (5) Nebraska 52 @ Colorado 14
11 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (1) Oklahoma 34 @ Iowa State 6
12 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Oklahoma State 21 Kansas 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
13 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Colorado 28 @ (13) Missouri 27
14 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Iowa State 13 @ Kansas 7
15 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (4) Nebraska 22 Oklahoma State 14
16 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (1) Oklahoma 56 Kansas State 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Iowa State 24 Kansas State 0
18 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (4) Nebraska 63 @ Kansas 21
19 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (1) Oklahoma 28 @ Colorado 7
20 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Oklahoma State 35 Missouri 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Iowa State 28 @ Oklahoma State 15
22 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Kansas State 20 Colorado 10
23 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Missouri 48 Kansas 0
24 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (4) Nebraska 17 (1) Oklahoma 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
25 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Iowa State 20 @ Colorado 16
26 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Kansas State 36 Kansas 20
27 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Missouri 35 @ (2) Nebraska 31
28 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (4) Oklahoma 62 Oklahoma State 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
29 Jan 1, 1979 Mon (4) Oklahoma 31 (6) Nebraska 24 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)