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1976 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1976 record6-5 (4-4 Big Ten)
Head coachCal Stoll
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#6/5 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 2 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Indiana 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     4 6 1
Northwestern 1 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


The 1976 season was the Golden Gophers' fifth under head coach Cal Stoll. The Golden Gophers won six games and lost five. Total attendance for the season was 257,878, which averaged to 42,979. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.

Strong safety George Adzick was named All-Big Ten first team. Quarterback Tony Dungy, wide receiver Ron Kullas and defensive lineman George Washington were named All-Big Ten second team. Dungy, offensive lineman Brien Harvey, fullback Kent Kitzmann and cornerback Bob Weber were named Academic All-Big Ten.

Tony Dungy was awarded the Team MVP Award.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/11/1976 Indiana Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 32-13   34,004
09/18/1976* Washington State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 28-14   31,627
09/25/1976* Western Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-10   33,229
10/02/1976* at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7-38   37,994
10/09/1976 Illini Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 29-14   52,606
10/16/1976 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 14-10   56,166
10/23/1976 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 12-22   53,222
10/30/1976 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0-45   104,426
11/06/1976 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 38-10   15,183
11/13/1976 #8 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 3-9   53,190
11/20/1976 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 17-26   60,304
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


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