1976 Jackson State Tigers football team

The 1976 Jackson State Tigers football team represented the Jackson State University during the 1976 NCAA Division II football season as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The team was coached by Robert Hill for the first seven games, before he was replaced by W. C. Gorden for the final two.[1] They compiled an overall record of 5–4 and a mark of 3–3 in conference play, tying for fourth place in the SWAC.

1976 Jackson State Tigers football
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Record5–4 (3–3 SWAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumMississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. T–8 Alcorn State $   5 1     8 2  
Grambling State   4 2     8 4  
Southern   4 2     8 3  
Prairie View A&M   3 3     6 5  
Jackson State   3 3     5 4  
Mississippi Valley State   1 5     4 6  
Texas Southern   1 5     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division II playoff participant
Rankings from Associated Press poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 4at Alabama State*W 25–7[2]
September 11at Tennessee State*L 20–23
September 18Prairie View A&MW 14–3
September 25Mississippi Valley State
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
W 13–12
October 9Nebraska–Omaha*
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
W 35–27
October 16at No. 3 SouthernL 6–20
October 23at Grambling StateL 6–28
November 6Texas Southern
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
W 16–12
November 20No. T–8 Alcorn State*L 7–19
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jackson State coach relieved of duties". The Greenwood Commonwealth. Greenwood, Mississippi. United Press International. October 31, 1976. p. 14. Retrieved October 12, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  2. ^ Heitholt, Kent (September 5, 1976). "JSU Gets Off To Fast Start". Clarion-Ledger – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "Jackson State Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2019.