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1976 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
1976 record9–2, 9 wins forfeited (4–2 SEC, 4 wins forfeited)
Head coachBob Tyler (4th season)
Home stadiumScott Field
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/10 Georgia 5 1 0     10 2 0
#11/9 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
#20/NR Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
#NR/19 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1976 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1976 college football season. The team was led by head coach Bob Tyler, competed as a member of the Southeastern Conference and finished the season with an overall record of nine wins and two losses (9–2, 4–2 SEC). However, in May 1978, the NCAA ruled Mississippi State to forfeit all nine victories due to having played an ineligible player.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 4* North Texas Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 7–0 (forfeit)  
September 18* Louisville Scott Field • Starkville, MS L 30–21 (forfeit)  
September 25 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 30–34  
October 2*† Cal Poly Scott Field • Starkville, MS L 38–0 (forfeit)  
October 9 Kentucky Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) L 14–7 (forfeit)  
October 16* at Memphis State Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 42–33 (forfeit)  
October 23* at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS L 14–6 (forfeit)  
October 30 at #18 Alabama #17 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) L 17–34  
November 6 Auburn Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS L 28–19 (forfeit)  
November 13 LSU Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS L 21–13 (forfeit)  
November 20 Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Egg Bowl) L 28–11 (forfeit)  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bulldogs forced to forfeit 19 football games". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press: p. 19. May 24, 1978. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LQkdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7p4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7075%2C6391745. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
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