1976 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1976 Stanford Cardinals football
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Big Game Champions
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1976 record 6–5 (5–2 Pac-8)
Head coach Jack Christiansen (5th year)
Home stadium Stanford Stadium
(Capacity: 85,500)
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 7 0 0     11 1 0
#15 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 1
Stanford 5 2 0     6 5 0
California 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon 1 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University in the 1976 college football season. They were led by head coach Jack Christiansen. After a disappointing season, Christiansen was fired before the last game of the season, the Big Game versus Cal; Christiansen coached that final game, which Stanford rallied to win in the final two minutes.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 at #10 Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 12–15   61,325
September 18 at #1 Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–51   103,741
September 25 San Jose State* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 28–23   51,000
October 2 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 20–21   30,382
October 9 at #5 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 20–38   50,894
October 16 Washington Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 34–28   36,000
October 23 at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 22–16   24,300
October 30 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–3   30,500
November 6 #4 USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 24–48   76,500
November 13 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 28–17   18,000
November 20 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (79th Big Game) W 27–24   76,780
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Late fumble produces Card win". The Spokesman-Review. November 21, 1976. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1976–1980". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 21, 2013.