1979 Lamar Cardinals Football Team
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1979 Lamar Cardinals Football Team
1979 Lamar Cardinals football
ConferenceSouthland Conference
1979 record6-3-2 (3-2 Southland)
Head coachLarry Kennan (1st season)
Home stadiumCardinal Stadium
(Capacity: 17,500)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Southland Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
McNeese State $ 5 0 0     11 1 0
Texas-Arlington 4 1 0     9 2 0
Lamar 3 2 0     6 3 2
Arkansas State 1 4 0     4 7 0
Southwestern Louisiana 1 4 0     4 7 0
Louisiana Tech 1 4 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Louisiana Tech record includes one win by forfeit.

The 1979 Lamar Cardinals football team represented Lamar University in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Southland Conference. The Cardinals played their home games at Cardinal Stadium now named Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas. Lamar finished the 1979 season with a 6-3-2 overall record and a 3-2 conference record. The 1979 season marked Larry Kennan's first season as Lamar's head football coach. The season also marked higher attendance at Cardinal Stadium. The second and fourth highest attended games were recorded in the season with 17,600 attending the game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and 17,250 attending the game against the West Texas State Buffaloes.[1]

Schedule

[2][3]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8at Baylor*L 7-2025,000
September 15at Western Kentucky*W 58-27
September 22Louisiana Tech
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Beaumont, Texas
W 19-1717,600
October 6West Texas State*
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Beaumont, Texas
T 12-1217,250
October 13McNeese State
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Beaumont, Texas
L 25-34
October 20Southwestern Louisiana
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Beaumont, Texas
W 21-17
October 27at Arkansas StateW 20-10
November 3at Northeast Louisiana*W 21-7
November 10Northwestern State*
  • Cardinal Stadium
  • Beaumont, Texas
W 28-13
November 17at Texas-Arlington
L 37-47
November 23at UNLV*T 24-24
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "2015 Lamar University Football". Lamar University Athletics. p. 10. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Lamar University Football". Lamar University Athletics. pp. 108-109. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ David DeLassus. "Lamar Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2016.

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