1976 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team
Get 1976 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team essential facts below. View Videos or join the 1976 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team discussion. Add 1976 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
1976 Wyoming Cowboys Football Team
1976 Wyoming Cowboys football
WAC co-champion
Fiesta Bowl, L 7-41 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1976 record8-4 (6-1 WAC)
Head coachFred Akers (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorLeon Fuller (2nd season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial 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
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their second and final season under head coach Fred Akers, the Cowboys were members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and played their home games on campus at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Wyoming compiled an record, tied for the WAC championship , lost to Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, and outscored their opponents The team's statistical leaders included Don Clayton with 409 passing yards, Robbie Wright with 718 rushing yards, Walter Howard with 305 receiving yards, and Dan Christopulos with 53 points scored.[3]

It was Wyoming's first winning season since 1969 and first bowl appearance since the Sugar Bowl in January 1968. Akers soon departed for the University of Texas and the Cowboys' next winning season was in 1980; the next bowl appearance was in December 1987.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11South Dakota*W 48-7
September 18at Michigan State*L 10-21
September 25Utah State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 20-3
October 2Arizona State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 13-10
October 9at BYUW 34-29
October 16New Mexico
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 24-23
October 23Utah
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 45-22
October 30at Colorado StateL 16-19
November 6at ArizonaW 26-24
November 13at UTEPW 14-10
November 20at Air Force*L 21-41
December 25vs. No. 8 Oklahoma*L 7-41
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP poll

References

  1. ^ "1976 Wyoming Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Wyoming Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Wyoming. 2018. p. 213. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "1976 Wyoming Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

1976_Wyoming_Cowboys_football_team
 



 



 
Music Scenes