1977 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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ConferenceIndependent
1977 record6–5
Head coachPepper Rodgers (4th season)
CaptainLucius Sanford
Randy Pass
Freeman Colbert
Lawton Hydrick
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 NCAA Division I Independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           11 1 0
No. 5 Penn State           11 1 0
Colgate           10 1 0
No. 16 San Diego State           10 1 0
Tennessee State           8 1 1
No. 14 Florida State           10 2 0
North Texas State           10 1 0*
No. 8 Pittsburgh           9 2 1
East Carolina           8 3 0
Rutgers           8 3 0
Army           7 4 0
Louisville           7 4 1
Boston College           6 5 0
Cincinnati           5 4 2
Georgia Tech           6 5 0
Memphis           6 5 0
Northwestern State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
William & Mary           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           5 5 1
Hawaii           5 6 0
Navy           5 6 0
West Virginia           5 6 0
South Carolina           5 7 0
Utah State           4 7 0
Villanova           4 7 0
Illinois State           3 7 1
Virginia Tech           3 7 1
Indiana State           3 7 0
Miami (FL)           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Tulane           3 8 0
Air Force           2 8 1
Holy Cross           2 8 0
Northeast Louisiana           2 9 0
*North Texas State (originally 9–2–0) awarded a forfeit win after UCLA was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fourth-year head coach Pepper Rodgers, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 10at South CarolinaL 0–1755,934
September 17Miami (FL)W 10–631,916
September 24at ClemsonL 14–3150,116
October 1Air Force
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 30–330,067
October 8at TennesseeW 24–882,631
October 15Auburn
W 38–2154,961
October 22at TulaneW 38–1428,345
October 29Dukedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 24–2547,131
November 5at No. 5 Notre DameL 14–6959,075
November 12at NavyL 16–2018,590
November 26Georgia
W 16–760,104
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[2][3]

Roster[edit | edit source]

  • Freeman Colbert
  • PK Mike Dassel
  • Drew Hill
  • QB Gary Lanier
  • Reggie Wilkes

References[edit | edit source]


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