1976 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1976 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1976 record 1–10 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach John Pont (4th season)
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 2 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Indiana 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     4 6 1
Northwestern 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1976 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach John Pont, the Wildcats compiled a 1–10 record (1–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Randy Dean with 1,384 passing yards, Pat Geegan with 537 rushing yards, and Scott Yelvington with 649 receiving yards.[2] Yelvington received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 19–31  
September 18 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 0–12  
September 25 Notre Dame* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) L 0–48  
October 2 Arizona* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 15–27  
October 9 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 0–7  
October 16 No. 1 Michigan Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 7–38  
October 23 Wisconsin Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 25–28  
October 30 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 10–13  
November 6 Minnesota Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 10–38  
November 13 Michigan State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 42–21  
November 20 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 6–48  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

1976 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 68 Ardizzone, TonyTony Ardizzone Jr
RB 32 Boykin, GregGreg Boykin Sr
QB 3 Dean, RandyRandy Dean Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
SS 22 Shaw, PetePete Shaw Sr
DT 74 Wells, NormNorm Wells Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1976 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Michigan, Ohio State Pace All-Big Ten Team". Toledo Blade (AP story). December 3, 1976. p. 27. 
  4. ^ "Illini place two on All-Big 10". The Pantagraph. November 24, 1976. p. A11.