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1978 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record: 189-176-5, .518 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.20 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.60 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame and Penn State)

83 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 1, 1978 Fri (3) Penn State 10 @ Temple 7
2 Sep 2, 1978 Sat Southern Mississippi 10 @ Richmond 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
3 Sep 9, 1978 Sat (17) Florida State 28 @ Syracuse 0
4 Sep 9, 1978 Sat (3) Penn State 26 Rutgers 10
5 Sep 9, 1978 Sat West Virginia 14 Richmond 12
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 16, 1978 Sat Air Force 18 @ Boston College 7
7 Sep 16, 1978 Sat Cincinnati 26 Southern Mississippi 14
8 Sep 16, 1978 Sat Holy Cross 27 @ Colgate 14
9 Sep 16, 1978 Sat (14) Pittsburgh 24 @ Tulane 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
10 Sep 23, 1978 Sat (13) Florida State 31 @ Miami (FL) 21
11 Sep 23, 1978 Sat Georgia Tech 27 Tulane 17
12 Sep 23, 1978 Sat Holy Cross 35 @ Air Force 18
13 Sep 23, 1978 Sat Louisville 28 @ Cincinnati 14
14 Sep 23, 1978 Sat (11) Pittsburgh 20 Temple 12
15 Sep 23, 1978 Sat William & Mary 21 @ Villanova 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Sep 30, 1978 Sat Louisiana-Monroe 46 @ Northwestern State 0
17 Sep 30, 1978 Sat Navy 19 @ Boston College 8
18 Sep 30, 1978 Sat Richmond 51 Cincinnati 28
19 Sep 30, 1978 Sat Virginia Tech 22 William & Mary 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Oct 7, 1978 Sat (18) Florida State 26 Cincinnati 21
21 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Georgia Tech 6 South Carolina 3
22 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Navy 37 @ Air Force 8
23 Oct 7, 1978 Sat (9) Pittsburgh 32 @ Boston College 15
24 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Syracuse 31 @ West Virginia 15
25 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Temple 22 William & Mary 22
26 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Villanova 17 Richmond 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
27 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Colgate 20 @ Villanova 14
28 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Georgia Tech 24 Miami (FL) 19
29 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Holy Cross 31 @ Army 0
30 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Louisville 51 Northwestern State 7
31 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Nevada-Las Vegas 30 Hawaii 20
32 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Notre Dame 26 (9) Pittsburgh 17
33 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Southern Mississippi 17 East Carolina 16
34 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Temple 16 Cincinnati 13
35 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Tulane 9 Boston College 3
36 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Virginia Tech 16 West Virginia 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
37 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (17) Navy 9 William & Mary 0
38 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (20) Notre Dame 38 @ Air Force 15
39 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (2) Penn State 45 Syracuse 15
40 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (15) Pittsburgh 7 Florida State 3
41 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Rutgers 24 Villanova 9
42 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Southern Mississippi 13 @ Memphis 10
43 Oct 21, 1978 Sat Temple 28 West Virginia 27
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
44 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Army 28 Colgate 3
45 Oct 28, 1978 Sat East Carolina 21 Richmond 14 Norfolk, VA
46 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Florida State 38 @ Southern Mississippi 16
47 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Louisville 33 William & Mary 21
48 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (18) Navy 21 (15) Pittsburgh 11
49 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (19) Notre Dame 20 Miami (FL) 0
50 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (2) Penn State 49 @ West Virginia 21
51 Oct 28, 1978 Sat Tulane 41 Memphis 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
52 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Army 28 Air Force 14
53 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Cincinnati 20 Louisiana-Monroe 7
54 Nov 4, 1978 Sat North Texas 25 Southern Mississippi 12
55 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (15) Notre Dame 27 (11) Navy 7 Cleveland, OH
56 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (19) Pittsburgh 18 @ Syracuse 17
57 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Tulane 20 Miami (FL) 16
58 Nov 4, 1978 Sat Villanova 28 Boston College 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
59 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Army 29 Boston College 26
60 Nov 11, 1978 Sat East Carolina 20 William & Mary 3
61 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Florida State 24 Virginia Tech 14
62 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Georgia Tech 42 @ Air Force 21
63 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Memphis 29 @ Louisville 22
64 Nov 11, 1978 Sat North Texas 28 Louisiana-Monroe 6
65 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (20) Pittsburgh 52 West Virginia 7
66 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Rutgers 13 Temple 10
67 Nov 11, 1978 Sat Syracuse 20 (18) Navy 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
68 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Florida State 38 Navy 6
69 Nov 18, 1978 Sat North Texas 41 @ Memphis 24
70 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (10) Notre Dame 38 @ (20) Georgia Tech 21
71 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (18) Pittsburgh 35 Army 17
72 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Richmond 17 William & Mary 3
73 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Rutgers 31 @ Holy Cross 21
74 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Southern Mississippi 37 Louisville 3
75 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Syracuse 37 @ Boston College 23
76 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Temple 27 Villanova 17 Philadelphia, PA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
77 Nov 25, 1978 Sat Cincinnati 34 @ Memphis 14
78 Nov 25, 1978 Sat Colgate 14 @ Rutgers 9
79 Nov 25, 1978 Sat Miami (FL) 21 Syracuse 9
80 Nov 25, 1978 Sat (1) Penn State 17 (15) Pittsburgh 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
81 Dec 2, 1978 Sat Holy Cross 30 @ Boston College 29
82 Dec 2, 1978 Sat Navy 28 Army 0 Philadelphia, PA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
83 Dec 10, 1978 Sun Temple 28 Boston College 24 Mirage Bowl (Tokyo, Japan)