1976 Pacific Tigers football team

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1976 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1976 record 2–9 (0–4 PCAA)
Head coach Chester Caddas (5th season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 4 0 0     7 4 0
Fresno State 3 1 0     5 6 0
Long Beach State 2 2 0     8 3 0
Cal State Fullerton 1 3 0     3 7 1
Pacific (CA) 0 4 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Chester Caddas, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. They finished the season with a record of two wins and nine losses (2–9, 0–4 PCAA). The Tigers were outscored 190–301 over the season, including six straight losses to end the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado L 3–36  
September 18 Idaho* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California L 28–31   11,769
September 25 Hawaii* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–12   8,625[1]
October 2 Long Beach State[note 3] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 14–17   7,318[2][3]
October 9 UNLV* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 38–13   9,327[4]
October 16 at San Diego State* San Diego StadiumSan Diego, California L 15–21   31,045[5]
October 23 at Southwestern Louisiana[note 4]* Cajun FieldLafayette, Louisiana L 10–38  
October 30 at Fresno State[note 5] Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, California L 7–35   10,200[6]
November 6 at Cal State Fullerton Falcon StadiumNorwalk, California L 7–17   2,168[7]
November 13 San Jose Statedagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 30–50  
November 20 at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, Utah L 17–31  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following UOP players were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft.[10][11][12]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Al Cleveland Defensive end 8 208 Dallas Cowboys

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.
  4. ^ University of Louisiana at Lafayette was known as University of Southwestern Louisiana from 1960 to 1999.
  5. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  2. ^ Forty-Niners '77; Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1977. 
  3. ^ "Unbeaten 49ers Score Win Over Pacific". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 3, 1976. p. III-16. Retrieved February 23, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "2016 UNLV Rebel Football Light the Fuse". Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Aztecs edge UOP, 15-14". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. October 17, 1976. p. S-2. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fullerton Sinks Pacific, 17-7". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. November 7, 1976. p. 30. Retrieved February 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "1976 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ "1976 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "1977 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.