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The 1976 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The season was the seventh for Doug Dickey as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1976 Florida Gators finished with an 8–4 overall record and a 4–2 record in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing fourth among ten SEC teams.[2]

1976 Florida Gators football
Sun Bowl, L 14–37 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1976 record8–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachDoug Dickey (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorJimmy Dunn (7th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorDoug Knotts (7th season)
CaptainDarrell Carpenter
Alvin Cowens
Jimmy Fisher
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 62,800)[1]
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Georgia $ 5 1 0     10 2 0
No. 11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
No. 18 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11North Carolina*No. 18L 21–2442,262
September 18Houston*W 49–1449,820
September 25Mississippi State
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
W 34–3049,117
October 2No. 11 LSUNo. 19
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
W 28–2357,119
October 16Florida State*No. 12W 33–2642,803
October 23TennesseeNo. 11W 20–1882,596
October 30AuburnNo. 12
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
W 24–1965,129
November 6No. 7 GeorgiaNo. 10ABCL 27–4170,314
November 13KentuckyNo. 15L 9–2855,000
November 20Rice* 
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, Florida
W 50–2253,275
November 27Miami (FL)*W 19–1040,055
January 2No. 10 Texas A&M*CBSL 14–3733,250
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide[2]

Attendance figures: 1977 University of Florida Press Guide.[3]

RosterEdit

  • LB Scot Brantley
  • SE #89 Wes Chandler
  • QB Jimmy Fisher
  • LB Scott Hutchinson
  • PK David Posey (Sr)
  • RB Tony Green
  • RB Willie Wilder

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1976 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1977 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.