1976 Orange Bowl

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1976 Orange Bowl
OrangeBowlLogo1951-1988.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 0 6 6
Oklahoma 7 0 0 7 14
Date January 1, 1976
Season 1975
Stadium Orange Bowl
Location Miami, Florida
MVP Steve Davis (Oklahoma QB) and Lee Roy Selmon (Oklahoma DT)
Referee R. Pete Williams (Southeastern Conference)
Attendance 80,307
United States TV coverage
Network NBC
Announcers Jim Simpson, John Brodie
Orange Bowl
 < 1975  1977

The 1976 Orange Bowl was a 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.

Teams[edit]

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]

  • No score

Third quarter[edit]

  • No score

Fourth quarter[edit]

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