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1979 Colorado State Rams football team

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1979 Colorado State Rams football
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ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1979 record4–7—1 (3–4 WAC)
Head coachSark Arslanian (7th season)
Home stadiumHughes Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 BYU $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
Utah 5 2 0     6 6 0
San Diego State 4 2 0     8 3 0
Hawaii 3 3 0     6 5 0
[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico]] 3 4 0     6 6 0
Colorado State 3 4 0     4 7 1
[[{{{school}}}|Wyoming]] 2 5 0     4 8 0
[[{{{school}}}|UTEP]] 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Colorado State Rams football team was an American football team that represented Colorado State University in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its seventh season under head coach Sark Arslanian, the team compiled a 4–7—1 record (3–4 against WAC opponents).[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Keith Lee with 993 passing yards, Alvin Lewis with 635 rushing yards, and Cecil Stockdale with 361 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 1at Arizona*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, Arizona
L 17–33
September 15at Arkansas*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR
L 3–3655,317
September 22at [[{{{school}}}|Utah State]]*
  • Romney Stadium
  • Logan, Utah
L 6–32
September 29at [[{{{school}}}|Wyoming]]
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 20–16
October 6Utah
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 16–2127,257
October 13at UTEP
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
W 17–3
October 20San Diego State
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 37–321,950[3]
October 27Air Force*
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 20–6
November 3BYU
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 7–3025,612
November 10New Mexico
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 9–24
November 17at [[{{{school}}}|UNLV]]*
  • Sam Boyd Stadium
  • Whitney, Nevada
T 21–21
November 24at Hawaii
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Honolulu, HI
L 10–2431,812
  • *Non-conference game

[4]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Keith Lee Defensive back 5 129 Buffalo Bills
Dupree Branch Defensive back 8 198 St. Louis Cardinals

References[edit]

  1. "2018 Colorado State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Colorado State University. 2018. pp. 165, 169. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. "1979 Colorado State Rams Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. Steve Dolan (October 21, 1979). "Aztecs Turn Game Over to Colorado State, 37-3". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. "1979 Colorado State Rams Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 10, 2020.




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