1976 New Mexico Lobos Football Team
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1976 New Mexico Lobos Football Team
1976 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1976 record4-6 (3-4 WAC)
Head coachBill Mondt (3rd season)
Home stadiumUniversity Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
BYU + 6 1 0     9 3 0
Wyoming + 6 1 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 4 3 0     4 7 0
Utah 3 3 0     3 8 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     4 7 0
Colorado State 2 4 0     6 5 0
UTEP 0 7 0     1 11 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1976 New Mexico Lobos football team was an American football team that represented the University of New Mexico in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their third season under head coach Bill Mondt, the Lobos compiled a 4-7 record (3-4 against WAC opponents) and were outscored by a total of 235 to 229.[1][2]

Robin Cole and Dave Green were the team captains.[2] The team's statistical leaders included Noel Mazzone with 1,427 passing yards, Mike Williams with 1,240 rushing yards and 66 points scored, Preston Dennard with 783 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18at UTEPW 25-7
September 25 No. 20 Texas Tech*L 16-20
October 2at Colorado StateW 33-20
October 9San Jose State*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 36-30
October 16at WyomingL 23-24
October 23at Arizona StateL 15-31
October 30New Mexico State*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
L 7-16
November 6at UtahL 31-34
November 13BYU
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 8-21
November 20Arizona
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
W 21-15
November 27at San Diego State*L 14-17
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1976 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "University of New Mexico Football Record Book" (PDF). University of New Mexico. 2013. pp. 36, 39.
  3. ^ "1976 New Mexico Lobos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2019.

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