1976 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1976 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1976 record 6–5 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coach Bud Moore (2nd season)
Captain Nolan Cromwell, Chris Golub
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Oklahoma + 5 2 0     9 2 1
No. 14 Oklahoma State + 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 16 Colorado + 5 2 0     8 4 0
No. 9 Nebraska 4 3 0     9 3 1
No. 19 Iowa State 4 3 0     8 3 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 5 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 5 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their second season under head coach Bud Moore, the Jayhawks compiled a 6–5 record (2–5 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 260 to 251.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Nolan Cromwell with 273 passing yards, Laverne Smith with 978 rushing yards, and Waddell Smith with 221 receiving yards.[3] Cromwell and Chris Golub were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 4at Oregon State*No. 19W 28–16 
September 11Washington State*No. 19W 35–16 
September 18Kentucky*No. 13
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 37–16 
October 2Wisconsin*No. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 34–24 
October 9at Oklahoma StateNo. 8L 14–21 
October 16No. 6 OklahomaNo. 15
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 10–28 
October 23at Kansas StateW 24–14 
October 30No. 9 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 3–31 
November 6Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 17–31 
November 13at No. 19 ColoradoL 17–40 
November 20at No. 19 MissouriW 41–14 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  3. ^ "1976 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.