1976 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1976 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Arkansas Razorbacks logo
Conference Southwest Conference
1976 record 5–5–1 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (19th year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Houston + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#13 Texas Tech + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#7 Texas A&M 6 2 0     10 2 0
Baylor 4 3 1     7 3 1
Texas 4 4 0     5 5 1
Arkansas 3 4 1     5 5 1
Rice 2 6 0     3 8 0
SMU 2 6 0     3 8 0
TCU 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1976 college football season. In their 19th and final year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 5–5–1 record (3–4–1 against SWC opponents), finished in sixth place in the SWC, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 220 to 204. After opening the season with five wins in the first six games, the Razorbacks went 0–4–1 in their final five games.[1][2]

Ben Cowins averaged 6.3 yards per carry in 1976, the fourth-highest average in the nation. Steve Little averaged 44.4 yards per punt, the seventh-best nationally.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11, 1976 Utah State* #13 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 33–16   50,536
September 18, 1976 Oklahoma State* #12 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 16–10   55,103
September 25, 1976 Tulsa* #12 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 3–9   40,563
October 2, 1976 at TCU Amon Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 46–14   37,186
October 23, 1976 at #14 Houston #15 AstrodomeHouston, TX W 14–7   47,192
October 30, 1976 Rice #14 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 41–16   43,908
October 6, 1976 at Baylor #12 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX T 7–7   47,900
November 13, 1976 #16 Texas A&M #13 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) ABC L 10–31   47,497
November 20, 1976 vs. SMU Independence StadiumShreveport, LA L 31–35   32,000
November 27, 1976 #9 Texas Tech War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 7–30   41,327
December 4, 1976 at Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 12–29   49,341
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1976 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015.