1976 Temple Owls football team

The 1976 Temple Owls football team was an American football team that represented Temple University as an independent during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In its seventh season under head coach Wayne Hardin, the team compiled a 4–6 record and was outscored by a total of 216 to 196.[2][3] The team played its home games at Veterans Stadium (three games) and Franklin Field (two games) in Philadelphia.

1976 Temple Owls football
ConferenceIndependent
Record4–6
Head coach
Home stadiumVeterans Stadium, Franklin Field
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 NCAA Division I independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh     12 0 0
No. 17 Rutgers     11 0 0
San Diego State     10 1 0
No. 12 Notre Dame     9 3 0
Colgate     8 2 0
Boston College     8 3 0
Cincinnati     8 3 0
Memphis State     7 4 0
North Texas State *     7 4 0
Southern Illinois     7 4 0
Penn State     7 5 0
Villanova     6 4 1
South Carolina     6 5 0
Virginia Tech     6 5 0
Army     5 6 0
Florida State     5 6 0
Illinois State     5 6 0
Richmond     5 6 0
West Virginia     5 6 0
Georgia Tech     4 6 1
Temple     4 6 0
Air Force     4 7 0
Dayton     4 7 0
Louisville     4 7 0
Marshall     4 7 0
Navy     4 7 0
Indiana State     3 7 0
Hawaii     3 8 0
Holy Cross     3 8 0
Miami (FL)     3 8 0
Syracuse     3 8 0
Utah State     3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana     2 9 0
Southern Miss     2 9 0
Tulane     2 9 0
  • North Texas State (originally 6–5) was awarded a forfeit win after Mississippi State was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included Pat Carey with 839 passing yards, Anthony Anderson with 803 rushing yards, and Ken Williams with 580 receiving yards and 36 points scored.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 11at AkronW 23–1333,158
September 18Grambling StateW 31–30
September 25at No. 3 PittsburghL 7–2138,500
October 2Delaware
L 16–1815,861[5]
October 9West Virginia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–428,095
October 23at SyracuseL 16–2419,152
October 30Penn State
  • Veterans Stadium
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 30–3142,005
November 6at DrakeW 31–7
November 13at DaytonW 35–6
November 20Villanova
L 7–2417,436
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1976-standings.html
  2. ^ "1976 Temple Owls Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "2019 Temple Owls Football Media Guide" (PDF). Temple University. p. 132. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "1976 Temple Owls Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Dolson, Frank (October 3, 1976). "Delaware Cuts Temple Down a Size". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa. p. 1E – via Newspapers.com.