1896 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1896 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record 3-4-1 ( SIAA)
Head coach Gordon Johnston (1st year)
Home stadium Emerson Field
« 1895 1897 »

The 1896 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1896 college football season. They played eight games with a final record of 3-4-1. The team captain for the 1896 season was Robert Wright.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 10 Guilford* Chapel Hill, NC W 26-4  
October 17 at Guilford* Greensboro, NC W 34-0  
October 24 vs. Virginia Tech* Danville, VA T 0-0  
October 31 vs. Georgia Atlanta, GA L 16-24  
November 3 at Charlotte A.C.* Charlotte, NC L 0-8  
November 7 at Hampton A.C.* Hampton, VA L 0-18  
November 11 Greensboro A.A.* Chapel Hill, NC W 30-0  
November 26 vs. Virginia* Richmond, VA L 0-46  
*Non-conference game.