1976 was a Orange Bowl college football bowl game played on January 1, 1976. The Oklahoma Sooners, champions of the Big Eight Conference, defeated the Michigan Wolverines, second-place finishers in the Big Ten Conference, 14–6. This was the first meeting between these two teams.
This was the sixth and final Orange Bowl played on
artificial turf. Poly-Turf, similar to AstroTurf, was installed before the 1970 season and lasted six seasons. It was removed in early 1976, following Super Bowl X, and replaced with natural grass.
Michigan Wolverines [ edit ]
The Wolverines finished 2nd in the
Big Ten Conference after losing to Ohio State in the annual The Game in Ann Arbor, 21-14. Michigan started 1-0-2, while ending 7-1-0.
Oklahoma Sooners [ edit ]
The Sooners were co-champion in the
Big Eight Conference to Nebraska. Oklahoma started the season with 8 straight victories before a loss to Kansas made them fall from #2 to #6. They rose back up to #3 after two straight wins over Missouri and Nebraska.
Scoring summary [ edit ]
First quarter [ edit ]
Second quarter [ edit ]
Third quarter [ edit ]
Fourth quarter [ edit ]
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