1978 NCAA Division 1-AA National Champions
Head Coach: Rudy Hubbard (5th season)
Stadium: (1) Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL; (2) Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
|9/16||@ Albany State||W||21-7||1-0|
|9/23||Delaware State (1)||W||37-0||2-0|
(@ Gator Bowl)
|10/14||@ Morris Brown||W||56-0||5-0|
|10/21||Tennessee State (1)||L||21-24||5-1|
|11/4||Alabama A&M (1)||W||42-0||7-1|
(@ Tampa Stadium)
(@ Orange Bowl)
|1-AA National Semifinal|
|12/9||@ Jackson State||W||15-10||11-1|
|1-AA Championship Game (@ Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls, TX)|
Florida A&M won the inaugural NCAA 1-AA national championship in the first season of 1-AA football. NCAA Division I football had been split into 1-A and 1-AA for the 1978 season.
This was the Rattlers' last season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, as they would join the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference the following year.