1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 20–9 vs. Penn State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 12
1976 record 9–3
Head coach Dan Devine (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Merv Johnson (2nd season)
Captain Willie Fry
Captain Mark McLane
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh         12 0 0
No. 17 Rutgers         11 0 0
San Diego State         10 1 0
No. 12 Notre Dame         9 3 0
Colgate         8 2 0
Boston College         8 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
Florida State         5 6 0
Illinois State         5 6 0
Richmond         5 6 0
West Virginia         5 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 1
Temple         4 6 0
Air Force         4 7 0
Dayton         4 7 0
Louisville         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Indiana State         3 7 0
Hawaii         3 8 0
Holy Cross         3 8 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Syracuse         3 8 0
Utah State         3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana         2 9 0
Southern Miss         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 11 4:20 p.m. No. 9 Pittsburgh No. 11 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN ABC L 10–31  
September 18 2:30 p.m. Purdue Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 23–0  
September 25 2:30 p.m. at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) W 48–0  
October 2 1:30 p.m. at Michigan State No. 18 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 24–6  
October 16 2:30 p.m. Oregon No. 14 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 41–0  
October 23 1:10 p.m. at No. 19 South Carolina No. 12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 13–6  
October 30 1:00 p.m. vs. Navy No. 11 Cleveland Municipal StadiumCleveland, OH (Rivalry) W 27–21  
November 6 1:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech No. 11 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 14–23  
November 13 12:50 p.m. No. 10 Alabama No. 18 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN ABC W 21–18  
November 20 1:30 p.m. Miami (FL) No. 13 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 40–27  
November 27 4:00 p.m. at No. 3 USC No. 13 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 13–17  
December 27 9:00 p.m. vs. No. 20 Penn State No. 15 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC W 20–9  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern.

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Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 000 0
Notre Dame 3 776 23

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Navy[edit]

1 234Total
Notre Dame 3 2103 27
Navy 0 1407 21

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1976 Oct 31.