|1977 Gator Bowl|
|Date||December 30, 1977|
|Stadium||Gator Bowl Stadium|
|MVP||Matt Cavanaugh (QB, Pitt) & Jerry Butler (SE, Clemson)|
|Referee||James M. Artley (SEC)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Keith Jackson, Frank Broyles|
The 1977 Gator Bowl was a college football bowl game played between the Pittsburgh Panthers and Clemson Tigers on December 30, 1977. The 10th-ranked Panthers defeated the 11th-ranked Tigers, 34–3. Panthers quarterback Matt Cavanaugh broke the Gator Bowl record for passing yards with 387 yards, breaking the previous record of 362 yards set by Florida State's Kim Hammond in 1967.