1976 Florida Gators football team

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1976 Florida Gators football
Sun Bowl, L 14–37 vs. Texas A&M
Conference Southeastern Conference
1976 record 8–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Doug Dickey (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Jimmy Dunn (7th season)
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Doug Knotts (7th season)
Captain Darrell Carpenter
Alvin Cowens
Jimmy Fisher
Home stadium Florida Field
(Capacity: 62,800)[1]
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Georgia $ 5 1 0     10 2 0
No. 11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
No. 18 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The season was the seventh for Doug Dickey as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1976 Florida Gators finished with an 8–4 overall record and a 4–2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing fourth among ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 North Carolina* No. 18 Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida L 21–24   42,262
September 18 Houston* Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 49–14   49,820
September 25 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 34–30   49,117
October 2 No. 11 LSU No. 19 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 28–23   57,119
October 16 Florida State* No. 12 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida W 33–26   42,803
October 23 Tennessee No. 11 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee W 20–18   82,596
October 30 Auburn No. 12 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 24–19   65,129
November 6 No. 7 Georgia No. 10 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida ABC L 27–41   70,314
November 13 Kentucky No. 15 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 9–28   55,000
November 20 Rice*dagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 50–22   53,275
November 27 Miami (FL)* Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida W 19–10   40,055
January 2 No. 10 Texas A&M* Sun BowlEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) CBS L 14–37   33,250
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide[2]

Attendance figures: 1977 University of Florida Press Guide.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1976 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1977 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.