1977 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1977 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Gator Bowl Champions
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
1977 record 9-2-1
Head coach Jackie Sherrill (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Bob Leahy (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro I, Split Backs
Defensive coordinator Jimmy Johnson (1st year)
Base defense 52
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »

The 1977 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1977 college football season. The Panthers competed in the Gator Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 10 4:20 p.m. #3 Notre Dame #7 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 9-19    
Sat. Sep. 17 1:30 p.m. William & Mary Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 28-6    
Sat. Sep. 24 1:00 p.m. at Temple Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 76-0    
Sat. Oct. 1 1:30 p.m. at Boston College #16 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 45-7    
Sat. Oct. 8 7:00 p.m. at #20 Florida #15 Florida FieldGainesville, FL T 17-17    
Sat. Oct. 15 1:30 p.m. Navydagger #17 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 34-17    
Sat. Oct. 22 1:30 p.m. Syracuse #14 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 28-21    
Sat. Oct. 29 1:30 p.m. Tulane #13 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 48-0    
Sat. Nov. 5 1:30 p.m. at West Virginia #12 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) W 44-3    
Sat. Nov. 12 1:30 p.m. vs. Army #10 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 52-26    
Sat. Nov. 26 1:30 p.m. #9 Penn State #10 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 13-15    
Fri. Dec. 30 vs. #11 Clemson #10 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 34-3    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

1977 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Jackie Sherrill – Head Coach
  • Jimmy Johnson – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • Bob Leahy – Offensive Coordinator
  • Don Boyce - Offensive Line
  • Foge Fazio – Linebackers
  • Larry Holton – Defensive Secondary
  • Bob Matey – Defensive Line
  • Joe Moore – Offensive Backs
  • Otto Stowe – Receivers
  Support Staff
  • Larry Bielat – Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach
  Strength and Conditioning Staff

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Randy Holloway Defensive End 1 21 Minnesota Vikings
Matt Cavanaugh Quarterback 2 50 New England Patriots
Bob Jury Defensive Back 3 63 Seattle Seahawks
Elliott Walker Running Back 6 148 San Francisco 49ers
Randy Reutershan Wide Receiver 6 160 Pittsburgh Steelers
J.C. Wilson Defensive Back 8 210 Houston Oilers
Willie Taylor Wide Receiver 9 223 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brzoza Center 11 300 Pittsburgh Steelers

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