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
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 12
1976 record9–3
Head coachDan Devine (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMerv Johnson (2nd season)
CaptainWillie Fry
CaptainMark McLane
Home stadiumNotre 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 (rivalry) 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.