1976 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Team
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1976 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Team
1976 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 17
1976 record11-0
Head coachFrank R. Burns (4th season)
Home stadiumRutgers 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 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their fourth season under head coach Frank R. Burns, the Scarlet Knights compiled a perfect 11-0 record while competing as an independent, outscored their opponents 287 to 81, and were ranked No. 17 in the final AP Poll. They were granted as national champions by the Dun Herm poll and it is Rutgers' second claimed National title to this day, after the national title in 1869.[2][3] The team's statistical leaders included Bret Kosup with 1,098 passing yards, Glen Kehler with 764 rushing yards, and Mark Twitty with 514 receiving yards.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 11at NavyW 13-317,501
September 18at BucknellLewisburg, PAW 19-78,500
September 25at PrincetonPrinceton, NJW 17-029,500
October 2CornellW 21-1416,000
October 9Connecticutdagger
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
W 38-08,500
October 16at LehighBethlehem, PAW 28-2115,000
October 23vs. ColumbiaW 47-042,328[5]
October 30UMass
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
W 24-720,400
November 6Louisville
  • Rutgers Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
W 34-016,000
November 13at TulaneW 29-2028,272
November 25vs. ColgateNo. 17
  • Giants Stadium
  • East Rutherford, NJ
W 17-933,405[6]
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1976-standings.html
  2. ^ "1976 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "1976 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Lassiter's 3 scores propel Scarlet, 47-0". The Sunday Register. October 24, 1976. p. C2 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Rutgers wins 18 in row". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 26, 1976. pp. D1, D2 – via Newspapers.com.

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