1976 Fiesta Bowl
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1976 Fiesta Bowl
1976 Fiesta Bowl
1234 Total
Oklahoma 146714 41
Wyoming 0007 7
DateDecember 25, 1976
Season1976
StadiumSun Devil Stadium
LocationTempe, Arizona
Attendance48,714
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS

The 1976 Fiesta Bowl matched the Oklahoma Sooners and the Wyoming Cowboys.

Background

Wyoming was champion of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and bowl eligible for the first time since 1968. Oklahoma was champion of the Big Eight Conference for the fifth straight year. This was the first Fiesta Bowl appearance for both teams.

Game summary

Elvis Peacock started the beating with a touchdown run early in the game and Horace Ivory added in his touchdown run to make it 14-0 by the time of the 1st quarter. Two Von Schamann field goals made it 20-0 at halftime as Oklahoma scored twice more in the second half on Peacock, George Cumby and Woodie Shephard touchdowns. Not wanting to be shut out, Latrail Jones scored on a touchdown run to make the final score 41-7 with :24 remaining. This set a new record for biggest margin of victory that would not be broken until 1996.[1]

Aftermath

Oklahoma would return to the Firsta Bowl in 1983. Wyoming has not returned to the Fiesta Bowl since this game.

Statistics

Statistics Oklahoma Wyoming
First Downs 24 14
Yards Rushing 415 153
Yards Passing 23 51
Return Yards 19 0
Total Yards 457 204
Punts-Average 0-0 5-25.2
Fumbles-Lost 6-3 5-1
Interceptions 0 5
Penalties-Yards 2-20 4-30

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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