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1976 Oregon Webfoots football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1976 record4–7 (1–6 Pac-8)
Head coachDon Read (3rd season)
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 7 0 0     11 1 0
#15 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 1
Stanford 5 2 0     6 5 0
California 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon 1 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Led by third-year head coach Don Read, the Ducks were 4–7 overall (1–6 in the Pac-8, tied for last),[1][2] and were outscored 271 to 144.[3]

Six days after the season-ending win at Oregon State in the Civil War, Read was fired on the day after Thanksgiving.[4][5][6] with a year remaining on a four-year contract ($28,000 annually),[5] and was succeeded by 35-year-old Rich Brooks in mid-December.[7][8][9][10]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 117:30 pmColorado State*W 17–337,800
September 187:30 pmUSC
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
L 0–5340,600
September 256:30 pmat Utah*W 21–1325,617
October 21:30 pmUtah State*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
W 27–917,300
October 91:30 pmat CaliforniaL 10–2737,950
October 1611:30 amat No. 14 Notre Dame*L 0–4159,075
October 231:30 pmat WashingtonL 7–1438,127
October 301:30 pmWashington State
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
L 22–2322,200
November 61:30 pmat No. 3 UCLAL 0–4632,158
November 131:30 pmStanford
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
L 17–2818,000
November 201:30 pmat Oregon StateW 23–1435,611

RosterEdit

1976 Oregon Ducks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 13 Henderson, JackJack Henderson Jr
T 72 Martinez, RaulRaul Martinez Sr
TE 84 Miller, DaveDave Miller Sr
WR 89 Page, KenKen Page So
C 51 Quillan, FredFred Quillan Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Beekley, BruceBruce Beekley So
LB 56 Beyer, TimTim Beyer So
DE 93 Cook, MelMel Cook Jr
DB 25 Feola, CraigCraig Feola Jr
CB 4 Grant, ReggieReggie Grant Jr
LB 33 Mehl, DarrellDarrell Mehl Sr
LB 42 Nutting, KimKim Nutting Jr
DT 70 Plath, RobRob Plath Jr
DE 90 Reed, JohnJohn Reed Sr
DT 96 Rickert, RodRod Rickert 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

  1. Withers, Bud (November 21, 1976). "Oregon makes the ending happy, 23-14". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1C. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ta5hAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9uADAAAAIBAJ&pg=3315%2C5014205.
  2. "Oregon rallies to beat Beavers, and perhaps save Read's job". The Bulletin. Associated Press ((Bend,Oregon)): p. 11. November 22, 1976. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9vtXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3fYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6722%2C1957674.
  3. "1976 Oregon Ducks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oregon/1976.html. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  4. Withers, Bud (November 26, 1976). "Oregon fires Don Read". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1C. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ie1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9uADAAAAIBAJ&pg=6328%2C6619982.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Oregon fires Read". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. November 27, 1976. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RfVLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qO0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3004%2C4308176.
  6. "Oregon starts search for Read's successor". The Bulletin. Associated Press ((Bend, Oregon)): p. 12. November 27, 1976. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-_tXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3fYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4650%2C2812140.
  7. Withers, Bud; Conrad, John (December 17, 1976). "Brooks arrives to get Oregon going". Eugene Register-Guard: p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xe5XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JOgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6608%2C4904945.
  8. "Oregon selects Brooks". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 31. December 17, 1976. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0qMSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5_gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6102%2C563029.
  9. "Oregon going with ex-Beaver Brooks". The Bulletin. Associated Press ((Bend, Oregon)): p. 14. December 17, 1976. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=C_xXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3fYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3934%2C5356893.
  10. Withers, Bud (December 17, 1976). "Brooks takes a look at Oregon's situation". Eugene Register-Guard: p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xu5XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JOgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6748%2C5152242.
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