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. 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|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|Record||5–4 (3–3 SWAC)|
|Home stadium||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium|
|1976 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings|
|No. T–8 Alcorn State $||5||–||1||8||–||2|
|Prairie View A&M||3||–||3||6||–||5|
|Mississippi Valley State||1||–||5||4||–||6|
Rankings from Associated Press poll
|September 4||at Alabama State*||W 25–7|||
|September 11||at Tennessee State*||L 20–23|
|September 18||Prairie View A&M||W 14–3|
|September 25||Mississippi Valley State||W 13–12|
|October 9||Nebraska–Omaha*||W 35–27|
|October 16||at No. 3 Southern||L 6–20|
|October 23||at Grambling State||L 6–28|
|November 6||Texas Southern||W 16–12|
|November 20||No. T–8 Alcorn State*||L 7–19|
- "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 .
- Heitholt, Kent (September 5, 1976). "JSU Gets Off To Fast Start". Clarion-Ledger – via Newspapers.com.
- "Jackson State Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2019.