1976 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1976 record2–10 (1–6 Pac-8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTony Kopay (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRay Braun[1] (1st season)
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Pacific-8 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 USC $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 15 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 1
Stanford 5 2 0     6 5 0
California 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon 1 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their first season under head coach Craig Fertig, the Beavers compiled a 2–10 record (1–6 in Pac-8, last), and were outscored 325 to 179.[2] The team played its five home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis.[3]

Fertig, age 34, was previously a USC assistant and former Trojan quarterback (196264) under John McKay; he succeeded Dee Andros in December 1975 with a three-year contract at $26,000 per year.[4][5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 4No. 19 Kansas*L 16–28 29,952
September 11at Kentucky*L 13–38 56,723
September 18at No. 16 LSU*L 11–28 68,057
October 2at Syracuse*L 3–21 18,591
October 9Washington
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 12–24 27,096
October 16California
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 10–9 23,963
October 23at No. 7 USCL 0–56 53,216
October 30at StanfordL 3–24 30,500
November 6at Washington StateL 24–29 20,122
November 13No. 2 UCLA
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 14–45 22,151
November 20Oregon
L 14–23 35,611
November 27at Hawaii*W 59–0   4,900
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1976 Oregon State Beavers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB Byron Kellar
RB Jarvis Redwine Fr
QB Scott Richardson Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt
Source:[1][6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Beavers complete new football staff". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 31, 1975. p. 2C.
  2. ^ "1976 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Withers, Bud (November 21, 1976). "Oregon makes the ending happy, 23–14". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1C.
  4. ^ Conrad, John (December 12, 1975). "Fertig tapped to succeed Dee". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  5. ^ "Fertig gets Beaver post". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 12, 1975. p. 24.
  6. ^ "Lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 20, 1976. p. 1B.