1976 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1976 Arkansas Razorbacks football
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 NCAA Division I 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* No. 13 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 33–16   50,536
September 18, 1976 Oklahoma State* No. 12 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 16–10   55,103
September 25, 1976 Tulsa* No. 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 No. 14 Houston No. 15 AstrodomeHouston, TX W 14–7   47,192
October 30, 1976 Rice No. 14 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 41–16   43,908
October 6, 1976 at Baylor No. 12 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX T 7–7   47,900
November 13, 1976 No. 16 Texas A&M No. 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 No. 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.