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1977 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record5–6, 5 wins forfeited (2–4 SEC, 2 wins forfeited)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Alabama $ 7 0 0 11 1 0
No. 6 Kentucky 6 0 0 10 1 0
Auburn 5 1 0 6 5 0
LSU 4 2 0 8 4 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 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. The Bulldogs finished 5–6 on the field, but were later forced to forfeit the wins due to having played an ineligible player.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 3North Texas State*No. 16L 17–15 (forfeit)
September 10at Washington*No. 16L 27–18 (forfeit)
September 24No. 13 FloridaNo. 12L 22–24
October 1at Kansas State*No. 18L 24–21 (forfeit)
October 8at No. 16 KentuckyL 7–23
October 15at Memphis State*L 13–21
October 22Southern Miss*L 7–14[2]
October 29No. 2 AlabamaL 7–37
November 5at AuburnL 27–13 (forfeit)
November 12at LSUL 24–27
November 19vs. Ole MissL 18–14 (forfeit)
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[3]

Personnel

1977 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Bruce Threadgill Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References

  1. ^ "Bulldogs forced to forfeit 19 football games". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. May 24, 1978. p. 19. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Southern shocks State, 14–7". The Yazoo Herald. October 23, 1977. Retrieved March 25, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015