1976 BYU Cougars football team

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1976 BYU Cougars football
WAC co-champion
Conference Western Athletic
1976 record 9–3 (6–1 WAC)
Head coach LaVell Edwards
Offensive coordinator Doug Scovil
Defensive coordinator Dick Felt
Home stadium Cougar Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
BYU + 6 1 0     9 3 0
Wyoming + 6 1 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 4 3 0     4 7 0
Utah 3 3 0     3 8 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     4 7 0
Colorado State 2 4 0     6 5 0
UTEP 0 7 0     1 11 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 at Kansas State* KSU StadiumManhattan, KS L 3–13   27,100
September 18 Colorado State Cougar StadiumProvo, UT W 42–18   33,013
September 25 at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 23–16   31,000
October 2 at San Diego State Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA W 8–0   41,786
October 9 Wyomingdagger Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT L 29–34   35,423
October 10 Southern Mississippi* Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 63–19   23,029
October 23 Utah State* Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT (Old Wagon Wheel) W 45–14   24,074
October 30 Arizona State Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 43–21   29,854
November 6 UTEP Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 40–27   24,644
November 13 at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 21–8   18,038
November 20 at Utah Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Holy War) W 34–12   30,503
December 18 vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) L 21–49   37,812
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado State 0 8 7 3 18
BYU 7 15 3 17 42

Gifford Nielsen completed 13 of 32 passes for 174 yards before leaving late in the final quarter while John VanDerWouden set a single-game conference record with four touchdown receptions. LaVell Edwards beat Colorado State for the first time since taking over BYU in 1972.[3]


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• BYU 13 3 0 7 23
Arizona 3 7 3 3 16

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Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 21 0 0 0 21
BYU 17 7 16 3 43
  • Date: October 30
  • Location: Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CougarStats.com
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "BYU's passing attack dumps Colorado State." Eugene Register-Guard. 1976 Sept 19.
  4. ^ CougarStats.com. Retrieved 2016-Sep-16.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1976 Oct 31.