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1976 Football Results

Gopher Football 1976 Season

  • Head Coach: Cal Stoll (5th season)
  • Overall Record: 6 - 5
  • Conference Record: 4 - 4

1976 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/11/1976 Indiana (5-6) W 32-13
09/18/1976 Washington State (3-8) W 28-14
09/25/1976 Western Michigan (7-4) W 21-10
10/02/1976 @ Washington (5-6) L 7-38
10/09/1976 Homecoming
Illinois (5-6)
W 29-14
10/16/1976 @ Michigan State (4-6-1) W 14-10
10/23/1976 Iowa (5-6) L 12-22
10/30/1976 @ Michigan (10-2) L 0-45
11/06/1976 @ Northwestern (1-10) W 38-10
11/13/1976 Ohio State (9-2-1) L 3-9
11/20/1976 @ Wisconsin (5-6) L 17-26

1976 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan 7-1-0 10-2-0
Ohio State 7-1-0 9-2-1
Minnesota 4-4-0 6-5-0
Purdue 4-4-0 5-6-0
Illinois 4-4-0 5-6-0
Indiana 4-4-0 5-6-0
Iowa 3-5-0 5-6-0
Wisconsin 3-5-0 5-6-0
Michigan State 3-5-0 4-6-1
Northwestern 1-7-0 1-10-0

1976 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
99 Abrahamson, John DT Jr. 6-3 218 Loyal, WI
66 Acromite, Gary OG Jr. 6-3 246 Lincoln Park, MI
20 Adzick, George SS Sr. 6-4 196 Eden Prairie, MN
90 Allison, Mark DE So. 6-1 192 Edina, MN
86 Anhorn, Jeff WR So. 6-3 188 Blue Island, IL
29 Armstrong, Richard RB Fr. 6-1 172 Minneapolis, MN
40 Artis, Roy WR Fr. 6-2 187 Lawnside, NJ
1 Avery, Wendell QB Fr. 6-0 187 Corpus Christi, TX
3 Barlow, Greg FB Sr. 6-1 209 Madison, WI
95 Blanshan, Alan DT Fr. 6-6 257 Mankato, MN
83 Bourquin, Glenn TE Fr. 6-4 226 Cottage Grove, MN
33 Brady, Sam RB Jr. 6-0 196 Chicago, IL
31 Breault, Steve RB So. 6-0 194 Hudson, WI
34 Brown, Keith SS So. 5-11 192 St. Louis, MO
56 Brownson, Tom OG Sr. 6-4 238 Lakeland, MN
2 Burditte, Elwin WR Fr. 5-10 187 Minnetonka, MN
36 Burns, Ed LB So. 6-1 212 Racine, WI
12 Carlson, Mark QB Fr. 5-11 191 Deerfield, IL
39 Carr, Jeff FB Jr. 6-1 210 Palmyra, WI
23 Clairquist, Don WR So. 6-3 207 Alexandria, MN
4 Conerly, Al CB Sr. 6-0 178 Chicago, IL
64 Cross, Tom OG So. 6-1 230 St. Paul, MN
70 Cunningham, Steve NT So. 6-6 244 Waseca, MN
42 Dilulo, Ray WR Fr. 6-0 201 Boise, ID
9 Dungy, Tony QB Sr. 6-0 182 Jackson, MI
11 Edwards, Keith FS Fr. 5-11 199 Grand Rapids, MI
55 Engel, Chris OC So. 6-3 241 Bloomington, MN
77 Fitzpatrick, Dennis OT Jr. 6-5 255 Rochester, NY
67 Fitzpatrick, Tom OG Fr. 6-5 236 Rochester, MN
17 Foxworth, Ken CB Fr. 5-11 188 St. Louis, MO
26 Frazier, Roger WR Fr. 5-11 175 Richmond, IN
65 Friberg, Doug DT So. 6-3 228 St. Paul, MN
50 Gardner, Dave DT Fr. 6-4 238 Rochester, MN
22 Gilmore, Orville CB Sr. 6-2 201 Chicago, IL
71 Goettsche, Todd OT Fr. 6-5 250 Plymouth, MN
72 Haney, Steve DT Jr. 6-4 252 Coon Rapids, MN
40 Harms, Scott LB Fr. 6-2 212 Rice Lake, WI
75 Harvey, Brien OG Sr. 6-5 233 Des Moines, IA
73 Herbenstreit, Mark OT So. 6-6 245 St. Louis, MO
43 Heston, Steve LB Fr. 6-5 231 Portland, OR
8 Hoffman, John SS Fr. 5-11 200 Duluth, MN
67 Hollimon, Bryson OG Jr. 6-1 236 Green Bay, WI
25 Holmes, Bubby RB Sr. 5-11 180 Monessen, PA
93 House, Bob DE So. 6-3 213 Preston, MN
84 Hunt, Michael LB Jr. 6-2 230 Ortonville, MN
51 Jacobson, Scott OC Jr. 6-4 234 Austin, MN
52 Johnson, Jack LB Fr. 6-2 218 Minnetonka, MN
45 Jones, Mike WR Sr. 6-3 184 Detroit, MI
19 Jones, Walter WR Fr. 6-4 175 St. Louis, MO
25 Kirtland, Craig SS Fr. 6-1 181 Boise, ID
44 Kitzmann, Kent FB Fr. 6-3 204 Rochester, MN
92 Kuduk, John DT So. 6-2 221 Minneapolis, MN
46 Kullas, Ron WR Sr. 6-2 204 Columbia Heights, MN
80 Lager, Ric DE Fr. 6-2 203 St. Peter, MN
6 Larsen, Mark QB Fr. 6-1 170 Buena Park, CA
74 Larson, David DT Sr. 6-5 244 Amboy, MN
47 Lausen, Mike RB So. 5-10 182 Morton Grove, IL
7 Luckemeyer, Tom CB Jr. 6-0 189 St. Cloud, MN
35 Matthews, John FB Jr. 6-2 209 Peoria, IL
62 Matula, Terry OT Sr. 6-3 249 Hastings, MN
2 McCall, Bill FS Sr. 6-1 184 Grants Pass, OR
88 Merrill, Mark DE Jr. 6-4 241 Roseville, MN
78 Midboe, Steve DT Jr. 6-4 236 Dallas, WI
76 Morrow, Jeff OT Jr. 6-5 237 Lansdale, PA
63 Murtha, Greg OT So. 6-7 251 Minneapolis, MN
58 Naddy, Kevin OC Jr. 6-3 220 Bloomington, MN
91 Owens, Mark DT Fr. 6-4 231 Rochester, MN
30 Paquette, Pat FB Fr. 6-4 239 Superior, WI
69 Penovich, Kent OT Fr. 6-6 262 Muskego, WI
37 Perkins, Jim FB Sr. 6-0 210 Red Wing, MN
13 Rogind, Paul SS Fr. 5-11 179 Farmington, MI
98 Ronan, Jim DT So. 6-6 249 West Chester, PA
49 Ryan, Bob RB Fr. 6-0 175 Rosemount, MN
52 Schwen, Darell OG Fr. 6-4 229 Great Falls, MT
63 Shoff, Greg OT Sr. 6-5 266 Albert Lea, MN
15 Simmons, Terry WR Fr. 6-2 192 Birmingham, MI
53 Slater, Mark OC Jr. 6-1 248 Minot, ND
16 Smith, Joe QB Fr. 6-3 212 Richfield, MN
21 Snyder, Brian CB So. 5-10 172 Washington, DC
81 Sonnenfeld, Randy WR Fr. 6-5 200 Robbinsdale, MN
68 Stein, Marty OT Fr. 6-4 257 Eau Claire, WI
97 Stewart, Steve LB Jr. 6-4 227 Richfield, MN
5 Sytsma, Stan DE So. 6-3 228 Hutchinson, MN
48 Thompson, Jeff FB Fr. 6-2 212 Bloomington, MN
89 Tobin, Steve DE So. 6-5 236 Moorhead, MN
18 Trestman, Marc QB So. 6-3 184 St. Louis Park, MN
54 Washington, George NT Sr. 6-2 213 Flint, MI
28 Weber, Bobby CB Jr. 5-10 173 Manitowoc, WI
96 Werner ,Stan NT Fr. 6-1 262 Young America, MN
58 Williamson, Desi OG Jr. 6-2 215 St. Louis, MO
10 Winum, Steve LB So. 6-5 214 Bloomington, MN
87 Wrobel, Ron DE Sr. 6-3 226 Detroit, MI
55 Wypyszynski, Ken OT Fr. 6-6 243 DePere, WI
60 Zachary, Dennis OG So. 5-10 204 St. Paul, MN
35 Zemien, Joe RB Fr. 5-11 162 Fridley, MN
80 Ziegler, Bob TE Fr. 6-2 195 Chaska, MN

1976 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Pittsburgh 12-0-0
2 Southern California 11-1-0
3 Michigan 10-2-0
4 Houston 10-2-0
5 Oklahoma 9-2-1
6 Ohio State 9-2-1
7 Texas A&M 10-2-0
8 Maryland 11-1-0
9 Nebraska 9-3-1
10 Georgia 10-2-0
11 Alabama 9-3-0
12 Notre Dame 9-3-0
13 Texas Tech 10-2-0
14 Oklahoma State 9-3-0
15 UCLA 9-2-1
16 Colorado 8-4-0
17 Rutgers 11-0-0
18 Kentucky 8-4-0
19 Iowa State 8-3-0
20 Mississippi State 9-2-0

1976 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Pittsburgh 12-0-0
2 Southern California 11-1-0
3 Michigan 10-2-0
4 Houston 10-2-0
5 Ohio State 9-2-1
6 Oklahoma 9-2-1
7 Nebraska 9-3-1
8 Texas A&M 10-2-0
9 Alabama 9-3-0
10 Georgia 10-2-0
11 Maryland 11-1-0
12 Notre Dame 9-3-0
13 Texas Tech 10-2-0
14 Oklahoma State 9-3-0
15 UCLA 9-2-1
16 Colorado 8-4-0
17 Rutgers 11-0-0
18 Iowa State 8-3-0
19 Kentucky 8-4-0
19 Baylor 7-3-1

1976 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1977
Southern California 14, Michigan 6
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1977
Ohio State 27, Colorado 10

1976 Other Bowl Results

Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1977
Pittsburgh 27, Georgia 3
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1977
Houston 30, Maryland 21
Sun Bowl - 01/02/1977
Texas A&M 37, Florida 14
Gator Bowl - 12/27/1976
Notre Dame 20, Penn State 9
Tangerine Bowl - 12/18/1976
Oklahoma State 49, Brigham Young 21
Liberty Bowl - 12/20/1976
Alabama 36, UCLA 6
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1976
Kentucky 21, North Carolina 0
Fiesta Bowl - 12/25/1976
Oklahoma 41, Wyoming 7
Independence Bowl - 12/13/1976
McNeese State 20, Tulsa 16
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1976
Nebraska 27, Texas Tech 24