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1976 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 19
1976 record8–3 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachEarle Bruce (4th season)
CaptainDave Greenwood, Tony Hawkins, Wayne Stanley, Maynard Stensrud
Home stadiumCyclone Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Oklahoma 5 2 0     9 2 1
#14 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     9 3 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 4 0
#9 Nebraska 4 3 0     9 3 1
#19 Iowa State 4 3 0     8 3 0
Missouri 3 4 0     6 5 0
Kansas 2 5 0     6 5 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their fourth year under head coach Earle Bruce, the Cyclones compiled an 8–3 record (4–3 against conference opponents), tied for fourth place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 369 to 216.[1][2] They played their home games at Cyclone Stadium (now known as Jack Trice Stadium) in Ames, Iowa.

Dave Greenwood, Tony Hawkins, Wayne Stanley, and Maynard Stensrud were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11Drake*W 58–14
September 18at Air Force*W 41–6
September 25Kent State*
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, IA
W 47–7
October 2No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, IA
L 10–24
October 9Utah*
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, IA
W 44–14
October 16at No. 7 MissouriW 21–17
October 23at ColoradoNo. 16L 14–33
October 30Kansas State
W 45–14
November 6at KansasW 31–17
November 13No. 9 Nebraska
  • Cyclone Stadium
  • Ames, IA
W 37–28
November 20at No. 16 Oklahoma StateNo. 14L 21–42
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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