1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
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1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 21-41 vs. Purdue
ConferenceIndependent
1978 record7-5
Head coachPepper Rodgers (5th season)
CaptainEddie Lee Ivery
Don Patterson
Jeff Shank
Mike Taylor
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fifth-year head coach Pepper Rodgers, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. The team was invited to the 1978 Peach Bowl, held just three miles from their home stadium in Atlanta, where they lost to Purdue.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9at DukeL 10-2827,865
September 16CaliforniaL 22-3426,577
September 23Tulane
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 27-1725,805
September 30The Citadel
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 28-021,802
October 7South Carolina
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 6-336,128
October 14Miami (FL)
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 24-1929,695
October 21at AuburnABCW 24-1059,111
October 28Floridadagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
ABCW 17-1344,866
November 11at Air ForceW 42-2119,564
November 18No. 10 Notre DameNo. 20
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 21-3854,526
December 2at No. 11 GeorgiaABCL 28-2959,700
December 25vs. No. 17 PurdueCBSL 21-4120,277
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "1978 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 173



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