1977 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1977 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Conference Independent
1977 record 6–5
Head coach Pepper Rodgers (4th season)
Captain Lucius Sanford
Randy Pass
Freeman Colbert
Lawton Hydrick
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           11 1 0
No. 5 Penn State           11 1 0
Colgate           10 1 0
No. 16 San Diego State           10 1 0
Tennessee State           8 1 1
No. 14 Florida State           10 2 0
North Texas State           10 1 0*
No. 8 Pittsburgh           9 2 1
East Carolina           8 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
Army           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 1
Boston College           6 5 0
Cincinnati           5 4 2
Georgia Tech           6 5 0
Memphis           6 5 0
Northwestern State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
William & Mary           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           5 5 1
Hawaii           5 6 0
Navy           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
South Carolina           5 7 0
Utah State           4 7 0
Villanova           4 7 0
Illinois State           3 7 1
Virginia Tech           3 7 1
Indiana State           3 7 0
Miami (FL)           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Tulane           3 8 0
Air Force           2 8 1
Holy Cross           2 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           2 9 0
  • North Texas State (originally 9–2–0) awarded a forfeit win after UCLA was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fourth-year head coach Pepper Rodgers, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina L 0–17   55,934
September 17 Miami (FL) Grant FieldAtlanta W 10–6   31,916
September 24 at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina (Rivalry) L 14–31   50,116
October 1 Air Force Grant Field • Atlanta W 30–3   30,067
October 8 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 24–8   82,631
October 15 Auburn Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 38–21   54,961
October 22 at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans W 38–14   28,345
October 29 Dukedagger Grant Field • Atlanta L 24–25   47,131
November 5 at No. 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana L 14–69   59,075
November 12 at Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, Maryland L 16–20   18,590
November 26 Georgia Grant Field • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 16–7   60,104
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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