1976 Ole Miss Rebels football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record5–6 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Southeastern Conference 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
LSU 3 3 0 6 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0 4 7 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0 5 6 0
Tennessee 2 4 0 6 5 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 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The Rebels were led by third-year head coach Ken Cooper and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. The team competed as members of the Southeastern Conference, finishing in sixth. Highlights of the season included upset victories over top-ten ranked teams Alabama and Georgia.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 4at Memphis State*L 16–21
September 11No. 6 AlabamaW 10–7
September 18Tulane*No. 20
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (rivalry)
W 34–7[2]
September 25at Southern Miss*No. 17W 28–0[3]
October 2AuburnNo. 16
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
L 0–10
October 9No. 4 GeorgiaW 21–17
October 16at South Carolina*No. 16L 7–10
October 23at VanderbiltW 20–3
October 30at LSUL 0–45
November 13at TennesseeL 6–32[4]
November 20vs. Mississippi State
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (Egg Bowl)
L 11–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

References

  1. ^ "1976 Ole Miss Rebels Schedule and Results".
  2. ^ "Rebs wallop Tulane". The Sun Herald. September 19, 1976. Retrieved October 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Rebels play spoilers, trounce Eagles, 28–0". Hattiesburg American. September 26, 1976. Retrieved March 24, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "10 Reb turnovers help Vols". Alexandria Daily Town Talk. November 14, 1976. Retrieved May 8, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.