1977 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1977 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 27–20 vs. Washington
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #9
1977 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Schembechler (9th year)
Defensive coordinator Bill McCartney (1st year)
Base defense 3–4
MVP Russell Davis
Captain Walt Downing
Captain Dwight Hicks
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9/8 Michigan § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11/12 Ohio State § 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1977 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1977 college football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10, 1977 at Illinois #2/NA Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 37–9   60,477
September 17, 1977 Duke* #1/1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21–9   104,072
September 24, 1977 Navy* #1/1 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   101,800
October 1, 1977 #5/5 Texas A&M* #3/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 41–3   104,802
October 8, 1977 at Michigan State #3/2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 24–14   78,183
October 15, 1977 #14/15 Wisconsin #1/1 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 56–0   104,892
October 22, 1977 at Minnesota #1/1 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 0–16   44,165
October 29, 1977 Iowadagger #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 23–6   104,617
November 5, 1977 Northwestern #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 63–20   103,211
November 12, 1977 at Purdue #6/6 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 40–7   68,003
November 19, 1977 #4/4 Ohio State #5/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–6   106,024
January 1, 1978 vs. #13/14 Washington* #4/4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 20–27   105,312
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Offense[edit]

Defense[edit]

Kickers[edit]

Awards[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Duke[edit]

Navy[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 3 0 0 0 3
Michigan 0 7 13 21 41

This contest marked the 50th anniversary game of Michigan Stadium. [1]


Michigan State[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 0 6 6
Michigan 7 7 7 2 23
  • Date: October 29
  • Location: Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game attendance: 104,617

Rick Leach set the school career record for touchdown passes (25). [2]


Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 7 0 0 13 20
• Michigan 0 14 28 21 63

[3]


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 3 14 21 2 40
Purdue 7 0 0 0 7

Bo Schembechler's 100th game at Michigan [4]


Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio St 3 0 3 0 6
• Michigan 0 7 7 0 14

[5]


Rose Bowl[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan Routs 5th-Ranked A&M." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 2.
  2. ^ "Wolverines turn to pass and Leach gets record." Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Oct 30.
  3. ^ "Michigan gets revenge started." Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Nov 6.
  4. ^ "Michigan gets revenge and ready, 40-7." Eugene Register-Guard. 1977 Nov 13.
  5. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1977 Nov 20.

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