1976 Villanova Wildcats football team

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1976 Villanova Wildcats football
Conference Independent
1976 record 6–4–1
Head coach Dick Bedesem (2nd season)
Captain David Graziano, Joseph Mack, William Olsen, Joseph Sopcznski
Home stadium Villanova 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 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Head coach Dick Bedesem, coaching his second season with the Wildcats, installed a "wishbone" offense featuring fullback Vince Thompson (Soph.). After an adjustment period, the offense clicked and Villanova won its final five games, upsetting 13th ranked Boston College. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.[1].

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 11 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 7–28   32,000
September 18 at Dayton Welcome StadiumDayton, OH W 31–30   8,500
September 20 Illinois State Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA L 17–19   7,000
October 2 at No. 7 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 9–20   40,000
October 9 at Richmond Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA L 7–24   6,500
October 16 at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE T 24–24   20,000
October 23 Youngstown State Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 34–14   9,300
October 30 No. 13 Boston College Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 22–3   8,000
November 6 at Marshall Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 23–10   13,000
November 13 Holy Crossdagger Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 56–21   10,000
November 20 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 24–7   17,436

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Villanova football Media Guide". Villanova.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Villanova Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 21, 2017.