|1976 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football|
|Home stadium||Campus Field|
|1976 NCAA Division II independents football records|
|No. 2 Northern Michigan ^||–||11||–||2||–||0|
|No. 3 Akron ^||–||10||–||3||–||0|
|No. 7 UNLV ^||–||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 4 Delaware ^||–||8||–||3||–||1|
|Central State (OH)||–||6||–||5||–||0|
|Cal State Los Angeles||–||5||–||3||–||1|
Rankings from Associated Press poll
The 1976 Cal State Los Angeles Diablos football team represented California State University, Los Angeles during the 1976 NCAA Division II football season. The Diablos dropped out of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) at the end of the 1975 season due to financial pressures and competed as an independent in 1976.
The Diablos were led by Ron Hull in his first year as head coach. The team played home games at the Campus Field in Los Angeles, California. They finished the season with a record of five wins, three losses and one tie (5–3–1). The Diablos outscored their opponents 170–119 for the season.
|September 18||US International[note 1]||W 41–12|
|September 25||Sacramento State[note 2]||W 10–0||1,800|
|October 1||San Francisco State||W 10–0|
|October 9||at Cal State Northridge||L 13–24||3,500|
|October 23||at California Lutheran||L 21–24||2,100|
|October 30||at San Diego||W 30–10|
|November 6||Azusa Pacific||W 17–14||3,000|
|November 13||Cal State Hayward[note 3]||T 21–21||1,500|
|November 20||Southern Utah State[note 4]||L 7–14||4,000|
Team players in the NFL
- Alliant International University was formed in 2001 via the merger of United States International University (USIU) and California School of Professional Psychology.
- The official name of Sacramento State has been California State University, Sacramento since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Sacramento State.
- California State University, East Bay was known as California State University, Hayward from 1972 to 2004.
- Southern Utah University was known as Southern Utah State College from 1969 to 1990.
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- "Bailey Scores 3 TDs in 49er Win". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 14, 1976. p. III-14. Retrieved February 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Aztecs Beat Long Beach, 10-3". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 21, 1976. p. III-12. Retrieved February 23, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "1976 - Cal St.-Los Angeles". Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- "1977 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- "Los Angeles St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 19, 2017.