GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 1976 Season

1976 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/11/1976 Indiana (5-6) W 32-13
09/18/1976 Washington State (3-8) W 28-14
09/25/1976 Western Michigan (7-4) W 21-10
10/02/1976 @ Washington (5-6) L 7-38
10/09/1976 Homecoming
Illinois (5-6)
W 29-14
10/16/1976 @ Michigan State (4-6-1) W 14-10
10/23/1976 Iowa (5-6) L 12-22
10/30/1976 @ Michigan (10-2) L 0-45
11/06/1976 @ Northwestern (1-10) W 38-10
11/13/1976 Ohio State (9-2-1) L 3-9
11/20/1976 @ Wisconsin (5-6) L 17-26

1976 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Michigan 7 1 0 .875 10 2 0 .833
Ohio State 7 1 0 .875 9 2 1 .792
Minnesota 4 4 0 .500 6 5 0 .545
Purdue 4 4 0 .500 5 6 0 .455
Illinois 4 4 0 .500 5 6 0 .455
Indiana 4 4 0 .500 5 6 0 .455
Iowa 3 5 0 .375 5 6 0 .455
Wisconsin 3 5 0 .375 5 6 0 .455
Michigan State 3 5 0 .375 4 6 1 .409
Northwestern 1 7 0 .125 1 10 0 .091

Season notes:

Coached by Cal Stoll (5th season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1976 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Pittsburgh 12-0-0
2. Southern California 11-1-0
3. Michigan 10-2-0
4. Houston 10-2-0
5. Oklahoma 9-2-1
6. Ohio State 9-2-1
7. Texas A&M 10-2-0
8. Maryland 11-1-0
9. Nebraska 9-3-1
10. Georgia 10-2-0
11. Alabama 9-3-0
12. Notre Dame 9-3-0
13. Texas Tech 10-2-0
14. Oklahoma State 9-3-0
15. UCLA 9-2-1
16. Colorado 8-4-0
17. Rutgers 11-0-0
18. Kentucky 8-4-0
19. Iowa State 8-3-0
20. Mississippi State 9-2-0
1. Pittsburgh 12-0-0
2. Southern California 11-1-0
3. Michigan 10-2-0
4. Houston 10-2-0
5. Ohio State 9-2-1
6. Oklahoma 9-2-1
7. Nebraska 9-3-1
8. Texas A&M 10-2-0
9. Alabama 9-3-0
10. Georgia 10-2-0
11. Maryland 11-1-0
12. Notre Dame 9-3-0
13. Texas Tech 10-2-0
14. Oklahoma State 9-3-0
15. UCLA 9-2-1
16. Colorado 8-4-0
17. Rutgers 11-0-0
18. Iowa State 8-3-0
19. Kentucky 8-4-0
19. Baylor 7-3-1

1976 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1977
Southern California 14, Michigan 6
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1977
Ohio State 27, Colorado 10

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1976 Season Bowl Results
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1977
Pittsburgh 27, Georgia 3
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1977
Houston 30, Maryland 21
Sun Bowl - 01/02/1977
Texas A&M 37, Florida 14
Gator Bowl - 12/27/1976
Notre Dame 20, Penn State 9
Tangerine Bowl - 12/18/1976
Oklahoma State 49, Brigham Young 21
Liberty Bowl - 12/20/1976
Alabama 36, UCLA 6
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1976
Kentucky 21, North Carolina 0
Fiesta Bowl - 12/25/1976
Oklahoma 41, Wyoming 7
Independence Bowl - 12/13/1976
McNeese State 20, Tulsa 16
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1976
Nebraska 27, Texas Tech 24