1977 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1977 Ole Miss Rebels football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1977 record 5–6 (2–5 SEC)
Head coach Ken Cooper
Home stadium Hemingway Stadium
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Alabama $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
#6 Kentucky 6 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 4 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 6 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Kentucky ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation. Mississippi State later forfeited all 1977 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ken Cooper, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford and the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall, 2–5 in the SEC). In 1978 their record was updated to six wins and five losses (6–5 overall, 3–4 in the SEC) after Mississippi State was forced by the NCAA to forfeit their win over the Rebels for playing an ineligible player.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 3 Memphis State* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 7–3  
September 10 at No. 6 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Rivalry) L 13–34  
September 17 No. 3 Notre Dame* Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS W 20–13  
September 24 Southern Mississippi* Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 19–27  
October 1 at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 15–21  
October 8 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 13–14  
October 15 South Carolina* Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 17–10  
October 22 Vanderbilt Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) W 26–14  
October 29 LSU Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Magnolia Bowl) L 21–28  
November 12 Tennessee Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 43–14  
November 19 vs. Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Egg Bowl) L 14–18  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Note: Mississippi State later forfeited its win over Ole Miss due to NCAA infractions.

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Game summaries[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 7 0 6 13
Ole Miss 3 7 0 10 20
  • Date: September 17
  • Location: Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Game attendance: 48,200
  • Game weather: 90°F

Ole Miss gave Notre Dame its only loss of the season.

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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 March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Ole Miss Rough On Irish." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Sept 18. Retrieved 2012-11-13.