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1977 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Earl Campbell (Texas)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Arkansas)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

13 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-01-02 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 38 Texas 10 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1978-01-02 Orange Bowl Arkansas 31 Oklahoma 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1978-01-02 Rose Bowl Washington 27 Michigan 20 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1978-01-02 Sugar Bowl Alabama 35 Ohio State 6 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1977-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Southern California 47 Texas A&M 28 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1977-12-31 Peach Bowl North Carolina State 24 Iowa State 14 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1977-12-31 Sun Bowl Stanford 24 Louisiana State 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1977-12-30 Gator Bowl Pittsburgh 34 Clemson 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1977-12-25 Fiesta Bowl Penn State 42 Arizona State 30 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1977-12-23 Tangerine Bowl Florida State 40 Texas Tech 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1977-12-22 Hall of Fame Classic Maryland 17 Minnesota 7 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1977-12-19 Liberty Bowl Nebraska 21 North Carolina 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1977-12-17 Independence Bowl Louisiana Tech 24 Louisville 14 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)