1977 Miami Hurricanes football
ConferenceIndependent
1977 record3–8
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorRick Lantz (1st season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(capacity: 80,045)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 NCAA Division I independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame       11 1 0
No. 5 Penn State       11 1 0
Colgate       10 1 0
North Texas State *       10 1 0
No. 16 San Diego State       10 1 0
Tennessee State       8 1 1
No. 14 Florida State       10 2 0
No. 8 Pittsburgh       9 2 1
East Carolina       8 3 0
Rutgers       8 3 0
Army       7 4 0
Louisville       7 4 1
Boston College       6 5 0
Cincinnati       5 4 2
Georgia Tech       6 5 0
Memphis State       6 5 0
Northwestern State       6 5 0
Syracuse       6 5 0
William & Mary       6 5 0
Southern Miss       6 5 0
Temple       5 5 1
Hawaii       5 6 0
Navy       5 6 0
West Virginia       5 6 0
South Carolina       5 7 0
Utah State       4 7 0
Villanova       4 7 0
Illinois State       3 7 1
Virginia Tech       3 7 1
Miami (FL)       3 8 0
Richmond       3 8 0
Tulane       3 8 0
Air Force       2 8 1
Holy Cross       2 8 0
Northeast Louisiana       2 9 0
  • North Texas State (originally 9–2) awarded a forfeit win after Mississippi State was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. Led by first-year head coach Lou Saban, the Hurricanes played their home games at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Miami finished the season with a record of 3–8.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 101:30 pmat No. 5 Ohio StateL 0–1086,287
September 17at Georgia TechL 6–1031,916
September 24at Florida StateW 23–1740,060
October 1Pacific (CA)W 24–333,608
October 8Kansas
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 14–728,010
October 22at TCUL 17–2112,224
October 29at No. 9 Penn StateL 7–4961,853
November 5Tulane
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
L 10–1320,140[2]
November 12at No. 2 AlabamaL 0–3657,422
November 26Florida
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
L 14–3130,662
December 38:00 pmat No. 5 Notre Dame
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
CBSL 10–4835,789
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

1977 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE Steve Alvers
RB 47 Ottis Anderson Jr
QB E.J. Baker
FB Woody Bennett
OT Charles Bloxsom
OT Larry Brown
TE Charlie Claud
RB Chris Hobbs
WR Jim Joiner Fr
QB Kenny McMillian
TE Karl Monroe
OT Bob O'Gara
C Tom Sedley
OG Jim Standifer
RB Taylor Timmons
WR Pat Walker Fr
C Mike White
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB Mozell Axsom Fr
DB Joe Bettencourt
DT Jim Browning
DB Gene Coleman
LB Craig Cosden
DT John Evans
DB Bryan Ferguson
DT Tony Galente
LB Barry Gonzalez
LB George Halas
LB Glenn Hill
LB Herb Jackson
MG Don Kreuger
MG 79 Don Latimer Sr
LB John McGriff
LB Earl Monroe
LB Kevin Roberts
DB Malcolm Simmons
DT 75 Don Smith Jr
LB Ed Stanley
DB John Swain Fr
DB 26 John Turner Sr
DB Rick Valerio
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Chris Dennis
P Bob Rajsich
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Season summary

Georgia Tech

1 234Total
Miami (FL) 0 006 6
• Georgia Tech 0 0100 10
  • Date: September 17
  • Location: Grant Field
  • Game attendance: 31,916

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References

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1977-standings.html
  2. ^ "Murray's field goals send Miami to defeat". The Palm Beach Post. November 6, 1977. Retrieved October 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1977 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1977 Sep 18. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.