1976 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1976 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 20
1976 record 9–2, 9 wins forfeited (4–2 SEC, 4 wins forfeited)
Head coach Bob Tyler (4th season)
Home stadium Scott Field
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Georgia $ 5 1 0     10 2 0
No. 11 Alabama 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 20 Mississippi State 4 2 0     9 2 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
No. 18 Kentucky 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
LSU 2 4 0     6 4 1
Tennessee 2 4 0     6 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1976 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The team was led by head coach Bob Tyler, competed as a member of the Southeastern Conference and finished the season with an overall record of nine wins and two losses (9–2, 4–2 SEC). However, in May 1978, the NCAA ruled Mississippi State to forfeit all nine victories due to having played an ineligible player.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 4 North Texas State* Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 7–0 (forfeit)  
September 18 Louisville* Scott Field • Starkville, MS L 30–21 (forfeit)  
September 25 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 30–34  
October 2 Cal Poly Pomona*dagger Scott Field • Starkville, MS L 38–0 (forfeit)  
October 9 Kentucky Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) L 14–7 (forfeit)  
October 16 at Memphis State* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 42–33 (forfeit)  
October 23 at Southern Miss* No. 20 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS L 14–6 (forfeit)  
October 30 at No. 18 Alabama No. 17 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) L 17–34  
November 6 Auburn Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS L 28–19 (forfeit)  
November 13 LSU Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS L 21–13 (forfeit)  
November 20 Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Egg Bowl) L 28–11 (forfeit)  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulldogs forced to forfeit 19 football games". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. May 24, 1978. p. 19. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015