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1976 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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ConferenceIndependent
1976 record4–6–1
Head coachPepper Rodgers (3rd season)
CaptainLucius Sanford
Leo Tierney
Tony Daykin
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 NCAA Division I Independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh         12 0 0
No. 17 Rutgers         11 0 0
San Diego State         10 1 0
No. 12 Notre Dame         9 3 0
Colgate         8 2 0
Boston College         8 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
Florida State         5 6 0
Illinois State         5 6 0
Richmond         5 6 0
West Virginia         5 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 1
Temple         4 6 0
Air Force         4 7 0
Dayton         4 7 0
Louisville         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Indiana State         3 7 0
Hawaii         3 8 0
Holy Cross         3 8 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Syracuse         3 8 0
Utah State         3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana         2 9 0
Southern Miss         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by third-year head coach Pepper Rodgers, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11South CarolinaABCL 17–2738,923
September 18No. 3 Pittsburgh
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 14–4243,424
September 25Clemson
T 24–2443,937
October 2Virginia
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 35–1438,119
October 9Tennessee
L 7–4255,631
October 16at AuburnW 28–1063,876
October 23Tulane
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 28–1631,214
October 30at DukeL 7–3130,300
November 6No. 11 Notre Damedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 23–1450,079
November 13at NavyL 28–3420,010
November 27at No. 4 GeorgiaL 10–1360,500
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[1][2]

RosterEdit

1976 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 31 Hill, DrewDrew Hill So
T 88 Hill, KentKent Hill So
RB 40 Lee Ivery, EddieEddie Lee Ivery So
G 71 Pass, RandyRandy Pass Jr
G 78 Price, ElliottElliott Price Sr
T 77 Simmons, RoyRoy Simmons So
RB 46 Sims, DavidDavid Sims Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 25 Bessillieu, DonDon Bessillieu So
DB 30 Daykin, TonyTony Daykin So
DB 42 Porter, EddieEddie Porter Sr
DB 20 Rhino, DannyDanny Rhino Sr
LB 89 Sanford, LuciusLucius Sanford Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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