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1976 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1976 record1–10 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Pont (4th season)
CaptainGreg Boykin[1] (2nd year)
CaptainRandy Dean
CaptainPaul Maly
CaptainPete Shaw
Home stadiumDyche 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 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.[2]

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.[3] Yelvington received first-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Associated Press and the United Press International.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11at PurdueL 19–31
September 18at North Carolina*L 0–12
September 25Notre Dame*L 0–48
October 2Arizona*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 15–27
October 9at IndianaL 0–7
October 16No. 1 Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–38
October 23Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 25–28
October 30at IowaL 10–13
November 6Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 10–38
November 13Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
W 42–21
November 20at IllinoisL 6–48
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1976 Northwestern Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 68 Ardizzone, TonyTony Ardizzone Jr
RB 32 Boykin, GregGreg Boykin (C) Sr
QB 3 Dean, RandyRandy Dean (C) Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
SS 22 Shaw, PetePete Shaw (C) Sr
DT 74 Wells, NormNorm Wells Fr
DB Dean, RobertRobert Dean Sr
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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