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1976 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (53rd of 137)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (7-5)

PS/G: 20.1 (69th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 14.4 (30th of 137)
SRS: 12.16 (21st of 137) ▪ SOS: 7.08 (36th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Gator Bowl 20-9 versus Notre Dame

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
10 7 11 20             17 16 20  

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 11, 1976 Sat (10) Penn State Stanford Pac-8 W 15 12 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 18, 1976 Sat (7) Penn State (2) Ohio State Big Ten L 7 12 1 1 0 L 1
3 Sep 25, 1976 Sat (11) Penn State Iowa Big Ten L 6 7 1 2 0 L 2
4 Oct 2, 1976 Sat (20) Penn State @ Kentucky SEC L 6 22 1 3 0 L 3
5 Oct 9, 1976 Sat Penn State Army Ind W 38 16 2 3 0 W 1
6 Oct 16, 1976 Sat Penn State Syracuse Ind W 27 3 3 3 0 W 2
7 Oct 23, 1976 Sat Penn State @ West Virginia Ind W 33 0 4 3 0 W 3
8 Oct 30, 1976 Sat Penn State @ Temple Ind W 31 30 5 3 0 W 4
9 Nov 6, 1976 Sat Penn State North Carolina State ACC W 41 20 6 3 0 W 5
10 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Penn State @ Miami (FL) Ind W 21 7 7 3 0 W 6
11 Nov 26, 1976 Fri (16) Penn State @ (1) Pittsburgh Ind L 7 24 7 4 0 L 1 Pittsburgh, PA
12 Dec 27, 1976 Mon (20) Penn State N (15) Notre Dame Ind L 9 20 7 5 0 L 2 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)