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1976 Villanova Wildcats football
ConferenceIndependent
1976 record6–4–1
Head coachDick Bedesem (2nd season)
CaptainDavid Graziano, Joseph Mack, William Olsen, Joseph Sopcznski
Home stadiumVillanova Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 NCAA Division I Independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh         12 0 0
No. 17 Rutgers         11 0 0
San Diego State         10 1 0
No. 12 Notre Dame         9 3 0
Colgate         8 2 0
Boston College         8 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
Florida State         5 6 0
Illinois State         5 6 0
Richmond         5 6 0
West Virginia         5 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 1
Temple         4 6 0
Air Force         4 7 0
Dayton         4 7 0
Louisville         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Indiana State         3 7 0
Hawaii         3 8 0
Holy Cross         3 8 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Syracuse         3 8 0
Utah State         3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana         2 9 0
Southern Miss         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Head coach Dick Bedesem, coaching his second season with the Wildcats, installed a "wishbone" offense featuring fullback Vince Thompson (Soph.). After an adjustment period, the offense clicked and Villanova won its final five games, upsetting 13th ranked Boston College. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11at West VirginiaL 7–2832,000
September 18at DaytonW 31–308,500
September 20Illinois StateL 17–197,000
October 2at No. 7 MarylandL 9–2040,000
October 9at Richmond
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
L 7–246,500
October 16at DelawareT 24–2420,000
October 23Youngstown State
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 34–149,300
October 30No. 13 Boston College
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 22–38,000
November 6at MarshallW 23–1013,000
November 13Holy Crossdagger
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 56–2110,000
November 20at TempleW 24–717,436

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References Edit

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