1996 Texas Longhorns Football Team
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1996 Texas Longhorns Football Team
1996 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South champion
Fiesta Bowl, L 15-38 vs. Penn State
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 23
1996 record8-5 (6-2 Big 12)
Head coachJohn Mackovic (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorGene Dahlquist (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Darnell (3rd season)
Home stadiumDarrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,512)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 6 Nebraska x%   8 0         11 2  
No. 8 Colorado   7 1         10 2  
No. 17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
Southern Division
No. 23 Texas x$   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         7 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • $ - Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % - Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were represented in the Big 12 Conference in the South Division in its first season in existence. They played their home games at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The team was led by head coach John Mackovic.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.MissouriNo. 8FSNW 40-1070,613
September 76:00 p.m.New Mexico State*No. 8
  • Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
PPVW 41-769,762
September 2111:00 a.m.No. 9 Notre Dame*No. 6
  • Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ABCL 24-2783,312
September 286:30 p.m.at No. 19 Virginia*No. 13ESPNL 13-3745,100
October 56:00 p.m.Oklahoma StateNo. 23
  • Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
FSNW 71-1467,414
October 122:30 p.m.vs. OklahomaNo. 25ABCL 27-30 OT75,587
October 261:30 p.m.at No. 8 ColoradoABCL 24-2851,100
November 22:30 p.m.Baylor
  • Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
ABCW 28-2375,482
November 96:00 p.m.at Texas TechFSNW 38-3250,607
November 1611:30 a.m.at KansasFSNW 38-1730,500
November 2910:00 a.m.Texas A&M
  • Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
ABCW 51-1581,887
December 712:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 NebraskaABCW 37-2763,109
January 1, 19977:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 Penn State*No. 20CBSL 15-3865,106
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster

Game summaries

vs. Nebraska

Nebraska vs Texas
1 234Total
Cornhuskers 7 1073 27
Longhorns 7 13314 37

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)



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