1976 Florida Gators football team
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.
|1976 Florida Gators football|
|1976 record||8–4 (4–2 SEC)|
|Head coach||Doug Dickey (7th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Jimmy Dunn (7th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Doug Knotts (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1976 SEC football standings|
|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|
|No. 18 Kentucky||4||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 11||vs. North Carolina*||No. 18||L 21–24||42,262|
|September 18||Houston*||W 49–14||49,820|
|September 25||Mississippi State||W 34–30||49,117|
|October 2||No. 11 LSU||No. 19||W 28–23||57,119|
|October 16||at Florida State*||No. 12||W 33–26||42,803|
|October 23||at Tennessee||No. 11||W 20–18||82,596|
|October 30||Auburn||No. 12||W 24–19||65,129|
|November 6||vs. No. 7 Georgia||No. 10||ABC||L 27–41||70,314|
|November 13||at Kentucky||No. 15||L 9–28||55,000|
|November 20||Rice*||W 50–22||53,275|
|November 27||vs. Miami (FL)*||W 19–10||40,055|
|January 2, 1977||vs. No. 10 Texas A&M*||CBS||L 14–37||33,250|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide
Attendance figures: 1977 University of Florida Press Guide.
- LB Scot Brantley
- SE #89 Wes Chandler
- QB Jimmy Fisher
- LB Scott Hutchinson
- PK David Posey (Sr)
- RB Tony Green
- RB Willie Wilder
- Sports Publicity Department. "1976 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- 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.
- Sports Publicity Department. "1977 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.