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1977 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 27–20 vs. Washington
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 9
1977 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (9th season)
Defensive coordinatorBill McCartney (1st season)
Base defense3–4
MVPRussell Davis
CaptainWalt Downing
CaptainDwight Hicks
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9/8 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11/12 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1977 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1977 college football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10, 1977 at Illinois #2/NA Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 37–9   60,477
September 17, 1977* Duke #1/1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21–9   104,072
September 24, 1977* Navy #1/1 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   101,800
October 1, 1977* #5/5 Texas A&M #3/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 41–3   104,802
October 8, 1977 at Michigan State #3/2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 24–14   78,183
October 15, 1977 #14/15 Wisconsin #1/1 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 56–0   104,892
October 22, 1977 at Minnesota #1/1 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 16–0   44,165
October 29, 1977† Iowa #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 23–6   104,617
November 5, 1977 Northwestern #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 63–20   103,211
November 12, 1977 at Purdue #6/6 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 40–7   68,003
November 19, 1977 #4/4 Ohio State #5/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–6   106,024
January 1, 1978* vs. #13/14 Washington #4/4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 27–20   105,312
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

KickersEdit

AwardsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Game notesEdit

Texas A&MEdit

Texas A&M at Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Texas A&M 3 0 0 0 3
Michigan 0 7 13 21 41

This contest marked the 50th anniversary game of Michigan Stadium. [1]


PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 3 14 21 2 40
Purdue 7 0 0 0 7

Bo Schembechler's 100th game at Michigan [2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan Routs 5th-Ranked A&M." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 2.
  2. "Michigan gets revenge and ready, 40-7." Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Nov 13.

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