1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W 20–9 vs. Penn State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #12
1976 record 9–3
Head coach Dan Devine (2nd year)
Captain Willie Fry
Captain Mark McLane
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »

The 1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1976 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 #9 Pittsburgh #11 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 10–31  
September 18 Purdue Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 23–0  
September 25 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 48–0  
October 2 at Michigan State #18 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 24–6  
October 16 Oregon #14 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 41–0  
October 23 at #19 South Carolina #12 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 13–6  
October 30 vs. Navy #11 Cleveland Municipal StadiumCleveland, OH W 27–21  
November 6 at Georgia Tech #11 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 14–23  
November 13 #10 Alabama #18 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 21–18  
November 20 Miami (FL) #13 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 40–27  
November 27 at #3 USC #13 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) L 13–17  
December 27 vs. #20 Penn State #15 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 20–9  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0
Notre Dame 3 7 7 6 23

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Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 21 0 3 27
Navy 0 14 0 7 21

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1976 Oct 31.