|1978 Ohio Bobcats football|
|1978 record||3–8 (3–5 MAC)|
|Home stadium||Peden Stadium|
|1978 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Ball State $||8||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
The 1978 Ohio Bobcats football team was an American football team that represented Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first and only season under head coach Bob Kappes, the Bobcats compiled a 3–8 record (3–5 against MAC opponents), finished in a tie for fifth place in the MAC, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 246 to 120.