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1976 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record*: 194-198-3, .495 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 198-194-3 by NCAA.

SRS: -2.15 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -1.64 (8th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Rutgers)

81 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Chattanooga 24 @ Illinois State 0
2 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Cincinnati 21 @ Tulane 14
3 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Memphis 21 Florida State 12
4 Sep 11, 1976 Sat (9) Pittsburgh 31 @ (11) Notre Dame 10
5 Sep 11, 1976 Sat Rutgers 13 @ Navy 3
6 Sep 11, 1976 Sat South Carolina 27 @ Georgia Tech 17
7 Sep 11, 1976 Sat West Virginia 28 Villanova 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Sep 18, 1976 Sat Army 26 Holy Cross 24
9 Sep 18, 1976 Sat Marshall 23 @ Illinois State 13
10 Sep 18, 1976 Sat Miami (FL) 47 Florida State 0
11 Sep 18, 1976 Sat (3) Pittsburgh 42 @ Georgia Tech 14
12 Sep 18, 1976 Sat Villanova 31 @ Dayton 30
13 Sep 18, 1976 Sat Virginia Tech 16 Southern Mississippi 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
14 Sep 25, 1976 Sat (18) Boston College 27 @ Tulane 3
15 Sep 25, 1976 Sat Dayton 20 @ Indiana State 14
16 Sep 25, 1976 Sat Illinois State 19 @ Villanova 17
17 Sep 25, 1976 Sat (3) Pittsburgh 21 Temple 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
18 Oct 2, 1976 Sat (15) Boston College 17 @ Navy 13
19 Oct 2, 1976 Sat Cincinnati 28 @ Southern Mississippi 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Air Force 13 Navy 3
21 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Colgate 10 Holy Cross 6
22 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Florida State 28 @ (13) Boston College 9
23 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Penn State 38 Army 16
24 Oct 9, 1976 Sat (2) Pittsburgh 27 Louisville 6
25 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Syracuse 3 Tulane 0
26 Oct 9, 1976 Sat West Virginia 42 @ Temple 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
27 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Boston College 14 West Virginia 3
28 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Louisville 36 Louisiana-Monroe 8
29 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Marshall 9 Dayton 0
30 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Penn State 27 Syracuse 3
31 Oct 16, 1976 Sat (2) Pittsburgh 36 Miami (FL) 19
32 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Tulane 23 Army 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
33 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Boston College 27 @ Army 10
34 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Georgia Tech 28 Tulane 16
35 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Illinois State 24 Indiana State 14
36 Oct 23, 1976 Sat (12) Notre Dame 13 @ (19) South Carolina 6
37 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Penn State 33 @ West Virginia 0
38 Oct 23, 1976 Sat (2) Pittsburgh 45 @ Navy 0
39 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Syracuse 24 Temple 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
40 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Army 24 Air Force 7
41 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Memphis 14 @ Tulane 7
42 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Northwestern State 21 Louisiana-Monroe 9
43 Oct 30, 1976 Sat (11) Notre Dame 27 Navy 21 Cleveland, OH
44 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Penn State 31 @ Temple 30
45 Oct 30, 1976 Sat (2) Pittsburgh 23 Syracuse 13
46 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Southern Illinois 21 @ Indiana State 2
47 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Villanova 22 Boston College 3
48 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Virginia Tech 24 West Virginia 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
49 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Dayton 37 @ Louisiana-Monroe 13
50 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Florida State 30 Southern Mississippi 27
51 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Georgia Tech 23 (11) Notre Dame 14
52 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Miami (FL) 13 Boston College 6
53 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Navy 27 @ Syracuse 10
54 Nov 6, 1976 Sat (2) Pittsburgh 37 Army 7
55 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Rutgers 34 Louisville 0
56 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Southern Illinois 17 Illinois State 3
57 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Villanova 23 @ Marshall 10
58 Nov 6, 1976 Sat West Virginia 32 @ Tulane 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
59 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Army 29 Colgate 13
60 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Boston College 28 Syracuse 14
61 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Florida State 21 @ North Texas 20
62 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Memphis 26 @ Louisville 14
63 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Navy 34 Georgia Tech 28
64 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Penn State 21 @ Miami (FL) 7
65 Nov 13, 1976 Sat (1) Pittsburgh 24 West Virginia 16
66 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Rutgers 29 @ Tulane 20
67 Nov 13, 1976 Sat San Diego State 7 Utah State 6
68 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Temple 35 @ Dayton 6
69 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Villanova 56 Holy Cross 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
70 Nov 18, 1976 Thu (19) Rutgers 17 Colgate 9 East Rutherford, NJ
71 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Florida State 28 Virginia Tech 21
72 Nov 20, 1976 Sat (13) Notre Dame 40 Miami (FL) 27
73 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Southern Illinois 44 @ Marshall 16
74 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Southern Mississippi 14 Memphis 12
75 Nov 20, 1976 Sat Villanova 24 Temple 7 Philadelphia, PA
76 Nov 20, 1976 Sat West Virginia 34 Syracuse 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
77 Nov 26, 1976 Fri (1) Pittsburgh 24 (16) Penn State 7 Pittsburgh, PA
78 Nov 27, 1976 Sat Boston College 59 Holy Cross 6
79 Nov 27, 1976 Sat Cincinnati 20 Louisville 6
80 Nov 27, 1976 Sat Navy 38 Army 10 Philadelphia, PA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
81 Dec 27, 1976 Mon (15) Notre Dame 20 (20) Penn State 9 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)