1978 Miami Hurricanes football
ConferenceIndependent
Record6–5
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorRick Lantz (2nd season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(capacity: 80,045)
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 NCAA 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 (FL)       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 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by Lou Saban in his second and final year as head coach, the Hurricanes played their home games at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Miami finished the season with a record of 6–5.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 16at ColoradoL 7–1744,714
September 23No. 13 Florida StateABCL 21–3125,003
September 30at KansasW 38–647,420
October 7at No. 19 AuburnW 17–1555,136
October 14at Georgia TechL 19–2429,695
October 21Utah State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 17–1625,702
October 282:30 p.m.at No. 19 Notre DameL 0–2059,075
November 4at TulaneL 16–2020,045[1]
November 18San Diego State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 16–1417,468
November 25Syracuse
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 21–915,793
December 2at FloridaW 22–2147,815
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "Tulane pins 20–16 loss on the UM". The Miami Herald. November 5, 1978. Retrieved October 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "1978 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 5, 2016.