1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team
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1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team
1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 20–9 vs. Penn State
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 12
1976 record9–3
Head coachDan Devine (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMerv Johnson (2nd season)
Captains
Home stadiumNotre Dame 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
  • North Texas State (originally 6-5-0) awarded a forfeit win after Mississippi State was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResult
September 114:20 p.m.No. 9 PittsburghNo. 11ABCL 10-31
September 182:30 p.m.Purdue
W 23-0
September 252:30 p.m.at NorthwesternW 48-0
October 21:30 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 18W 24-6
October 162:30 p.m.OregonNo. 14
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 41-0
October 231:10 p.m.at No. 19 South CarolinaNo. 12W 13-6
October 301:00 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 11W 27-21
November 61:30 p.m.at Georgia TechNo. 11L 14-23
November 1312:50 p.m.No. 10 AlabamaNo. 18
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
ABCW 21-18
November 201:30 p.m.Miami (FL)No. 13
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 40-27
November 274:00 p.m.at No. 3 USCNo. 13ABCL 13-17
December 279:00 p.m.vs. No. 20 Penn StateNo. 15ABCW 20-9

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Roster

Game summaries

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 0 000 0
Notre Dame 3 776 23

[3]

Northwestern

Overall record Last meeting Result
33-7-2 1975 W 31-7

Navy

1 234Total
Notre Dame 3 2103 27
Navy 0 1407 21

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References



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