1976 Missouri Tigers football team

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1976 Missouri Tigers football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1976 record 6–5 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coach Al Onofrio (6th season)
Home stadium Faurot Field
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 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The team compiled a 6–5 record (3–4 against Big 8 opponents), finished in sixth place in the Big 8, and was outscored by opponents by a combined total of 246 to 241. Al Onofrio was the head coach for the sixth of seven seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Curtis Brown with 844 rushing yards, Pete Woods with 996 passing yards and 1,189 yards of total offense, Joe Stewart with 834 receiving yards, and placekicker Tim Gibbons with 62 points scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRank#SiteResult
September 11at No. 8 USC*W 46–25 
September 18Illinois*No. 6L 6–31 
September 25at No. 2 Ohio State*W 22–21 
October 2No. 14 North Carolina*No. 12
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
W 24–3 
October 9at Kansas StateNo. 9W 28–21 
October 16Iowa StateNo. 7
L 17–21 
October 23at No. 3 NebraskaNo. 17W 34–24 
October 30at No. 16 Oklahoma StateNo. 10L 19–20 
November 6No. 14 ColoradoNo. 16
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
W 16–7 
November 13at No. 14 OklahomaNo. 11L 20–27 
November 20KansasNo. 19
L 14–41 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 12, 2016.