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1976 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Pittsburgh (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Pittsburgh

12 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1977-01-02 Sun Bowl Texas A&M 37 Florida 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1977-01-01 Cotton Bowl Houston 30 Maryland 21 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1977-01-01 Orange Bowl Ohio State 27 Colorado 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1977-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 14 Michigan 6 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1977-01-01 Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 27 Georgia 3 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1976-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Nebraska 27 Texas Tech 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1976-12-31 Peach Bowl Kentucky 21 North Carolina 0 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1976-12-27 Gator Bowl Notre Dame 20 Penn State 9 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1976-12-25 Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma 41 Wyoming 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1976-12-20 Liberty Bowl Alabama 36 UCLA 6 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1976-12-18 Tangerine Bowl Oklahoma State 49 Brigham Young 21 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1976-12-13 Independence Bowl McNeese State 20 Tulsa 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)