1976 Orange Bowl

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1976 Orange Bowl
1234 Total
Michigan 0006 6
Oklahoma 7007 14
DateJanuary 1, 1976
StadiumOrange Bowl
LocationMiami, Florida
MVPSteve Davis (Oklahoma QB) and Lee Roy Selmon (Oklahoma DT)
RefereeR. Pete Williams (SEC)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersJim Simpson, John Brodie
Orange Bowl
 < 1975  1977

The 1976 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1976. The Oklahoma Sooners, champions of the Big Eight Conference, defeated the Michigan Wolverines, second-place finishers in the Big Ten Conference, 14–6. This was the first meeting between these two teams.

This was the sixth and final Orange Bowl played on artificial turf. Poly-Turf, similar to AstroTurf, was installed before the 1970 season and lasted six seasons. It was removed in early 1976, following Super Bowl X, and replaced with natural grass.


Michigan Wolverines[edit]

The Wolverines finished 2nd in the Big Ten Conference after losing to Ohio State in the annual The Game in Ann Arbor, 21-14. Michigan started 1-0-2, while ending 7-1-0.

Oklahoma Sooners[edit]

The Sooners were co-champion in the Big Eight Conference to Nebraska. Oklahoma started the season with 8 straight victories before a loss to Kansas made them fall from #2 to #6. They rose back up to #3 after two straight wins over Missouri and Nebraska.

Scoring summary[edit]

First quarter[edit]

No score

Second quarter[edit]

Third quarter[edit]

  • No score

Fourth quarter[edit]

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