1976 LSU Tigers football team

The 1976 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Under head coach Charles McClendon, the Tigers had a record of 7–3–1 with a Southeastern Conference record of 3–3. It was McClendon's fifteenth season as head coach at LSU.

1976 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record7–3–1 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainDE Butch Knight
OG Roy Stuart
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Southeastern Conference 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
LSU 3 3 0 6 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0 4 7 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0 5 6 0
Tennessee 2 4 0 6 5 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

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 11No. 1 Nebraska*T 6–670.746
September 18Oregon State*No. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 28–11
September 25Rice*No. 15
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 31–0
October 2at No. 19 FloridaNo. 11L 23–28
October 9VanderbiltNo. 20
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 33–20
October 16at KentuckyNo. 16L 7–21
October 30Ole Miss
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 45–0
November 6at No. 15 AlabamaL 17–28
November 13at Mississippi StateL 13-21
November 20Tulane*
W 17–764,318[1]
November 27Utah*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 35–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1976 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 4 Charles Alexander So
QB Steve Ensminger Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 37 Willie Teal Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tigers roll over Wave in second half, 17–7". The Shreveport Times. November 21, 1976. Retrieved October 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.