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1976 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 55-55-2, .500 W-L% (8th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.84 (3rd of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.95 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan and Ohio State)

40 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Illinois 24 Iowa 6
2 Sep 11, 1976 Sat (2) Michigan 40 Wisconsin 27
3 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Minnesota 32 Indiana 13
4 Sep 11, 1976 Sat (4) Ohio State 49 Michigan State 21
5 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Purdue 31 Northwestern 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Indiana 7 Northwestern 0
7 Oct 9, 1976 Sat (1) Michigan 42 Michigan State 10
8 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Minnesota 29 Illinois 14
9 Oct 9, 1976 Sat (10) Ohio State 34 @ Iowa 14
10 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Purdue 18 @ Wisconsin 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Illinois 21 @ Purdue 17
12 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Indiana 14 @ Iowa 7
13 Oct 16, 1976 Sat (1) Michigan 38 @ Northwestern 7
14 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Minnesota 14 @ Michigan State 10
15 Oct 16, 1976 Sat (9) Ohio State 30 @ Wisconsin 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Iowa 22 @ Minnesota 12
17 Oct 23, 1976 Sat (1) Michigan 35 @ Indiana 0
18 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Michigan State 31 @ Illinois 23
19 Oct 23, 1976 Sat (9) Ohio State 24 Purdue 3
20 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Wisconsin 28 @ Northwestern 25
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Illinois 31 Wisconsin 25
22 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Iowa 13 Northwestern 10
23 Oct 30, 1976 Sat (1) Michigan 45 Minnesota 0
24 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Michigan State 45 Purdue 13
25 Oct 30, 1976 Sat (8) Ohio State 47 @ Indiana 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
26 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Michigan State 23 Indiana 0
27 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Minnesota 38 @ Northwestern 10
28 Nov 6, 1976 Sat (8) Ohio State 42 Illinois 10
29 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Purdue 16 (1) Michigan 14
30 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Wisconsin 38 Iowa 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
31 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Indiana 15 Wisconsin 14
32 Nov 13, 1976 Sat (4) Michigan 38 Illinois 7
33 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Northwestern 42 Michigan State 21
34 Nov 13, 1976 Sat (8) Ohio State 9 @ Minnesota 3
35 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Purdue 21 @ Iowa 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
36 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Illinois 48 Northwestern 6
37 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Indiana 20 @ Purdue 14
38 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Iowa 30 @ Michigan State 17
39 Nov 20, 1976 Sat (4) Michigan 22 @ (8) Ohio State 0
40 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Wisconsin 26 Minnesota 17