1996 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
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1996 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
1996 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Big East co-champion
Carquest Bowl champion
Carquest Bowl, W 31-21 vs. Virginia
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1996 record9-3 (6-1 Big East)
Head coachButch Davis (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorLarry Coker (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Miller (2nd season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big East Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 13 Virginia Tech +   6 1         10 2  
No. 14 Miami (FL) +   6 1         9 3  
No. 21 Syracuse +   6 1         9 3  
West Virginia   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   3 4         4 7  
Boston College   2 5         5 7  
Rutgers   1 6         2 9  
Temple   0 7         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 71st season of football and sixth as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Butch Davis and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the Big East to finish as conference co-champion. They were invited to the Carquest Bowl where they defeated Virginia, 31-21.

Personnel

Coaching staff

Support staff

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Dale Hulett Strength & Conditioning 2nd SUNY-Cortland (1978)
Bobby Harden Graduate Assistant 1st Miami (1989)
Howie DeCristofaro Graduate Assistant 1st Florida (1980)

Roster

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 311:30 pmat Memphis*No. 11SUNW 30-732,096
September 74:00 pmThe Citadel*No. 11W 52-635,747
September 128:00 pmat RutgersNo. 10ESPNW 33-029,379
September 2812:00 pmPittsburghNo. 10
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN+W 45-032,747
October 123:30 pmNo. 3 Florida State*No. 6
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
CBSL 16-3475,913
October 197:00 pmEast Carolina*No. 12
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNL 6-3131,909
October 267:00 pmat No. 12 West VirginiaNo. 25ESPNW 10-766,948
November 212:00 pmat TempleNo. 22ESPN+W 57-268,608
November 163:30 pmNo. 21 Virginia TechdaggerNo. 18
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
CBSL 7-2138,814
November 2312:00 pmBoston CollegeNo. 25
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
CBSW 43-2634,540
November 303:30 pmat No. 16 SyracuseNo. 23CBSW 38-3149,426
December 277:30 pmvs. Virginia*No. 19TBSW 31-2146,418
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Statistics

Passing

Player Cmp Att Pct Yards TD INT
Ryan Clement 164 272 60.3 2,257 19 8
Scott Covington 73 125 58.4 919 4 4

Rushing

Player Att Yards Avg TD
Dyral McMillan 111 565 5.1 4
Danyell Ferguson 81 385 4.4 3
Trent Jones 86 374 4.3 5
Edgerrin James 71 446 6.3 2
Ryan Clement 36 -142 -3.9 1
Nick Williams 17 67 3.9 1
Scott Covington 13 -30 -2.3 1
Carlo Joseph 12 47 3.9 1
James Jackson 8 22 2.8 0
Magic Benton 1 22 22.0 0
Bryan Bippen 1 2 2.0 0
Tony Gaiter 1 -1 -1.0 0

Receiving

Player Rec Yards Avg TD
Yatil Green 44 746 17.0 4
Magic Benton 38 574 14.4 4
Tony Gaiter 30 671 22.4 7
Gerard Daphnis 19 173 9.1 0
Trent Jones 17 94 5.5 0
Jermaine Chambers 14 188 13.4 1
Nick Williams 12 149 12.4 1
Chris C. Jones 12 159 13.3 4
Mondriel Fulcher 12 149 12.4 2
Danyell Ferguson 11 52 4.7 0
Carlo Joseph 11 87 7.9 0
Dyral McMillan 8 44 5.5 0
Edgerrin James 6 90 15.0 0
James Jackson 1 7 7.0 0
Andy Atrio 1 12 12.0 0
Jeff Popovich 1 8 8.0 0

References


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