|1976 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1976 record||1–10 (1–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||John Pont (4th season)|
|Captain||Greg Boykin (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1976 Big Ten football standings|
|#3/3 Michigan §||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|#6/5 Ohio State §||7||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||1|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1976 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1976 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach John Pont, the Wildcats compiled a 1–10 record (1–7 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Randy Dean with 1,384 passing yards, Pat Geegan with 537 rushing yards, and Scott Yelvington with 649 receiving yards. Yelvington received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.
|September 11||at Purdue||L 19–31|
|September 18||at North Carolina*||L 0–12|
|September 25||Notre Dame*||L 0–48|
|October 2||Arizona*||L 15–27|
|October 9||at Indiana||L 0–7|
|October 16||No. 1 Michigan||L 7–38|
|October 23||Wisconsin||L 25–28|
|October 30||at Iowa||L 10–13|
|November 6||Minnesota||L 10–38|
|November 13||Michigan State||W 42–21|
|November 20||at Illinois||L 6–48|
|1976 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster|
| Special teams
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=7.
- ↑ "1976 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1976-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "1976 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1976.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "Michigan, Ohio State Pace All-Big Ten Team". Toledo Blade (AP story): p. 27. December 3, 1976. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19761203&id=ahBPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=agIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6803,3874955.
- ↑ "Illini place two on All-Big 10". The Pantagraph: p. A11. November 24, 1976. https://www.newspapers.com/image/72821573/?terms=leach%2Bdierking%2Bcobb%2B%22united%2Bpress%22.
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