1996 Auburn Tigers football team

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1996 Auburn Tigers football
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Independence Bowl Champions
Independence Bowl, W 32–29 vs. Army
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #25
AP #24
1996 record 8–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Terry Bowden
Offensive coordinator Tommy Bowden
Rodney Allison (Bowl)
Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x   8 0         12 1  
#9 Tennessee   7 1         10 2  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Kentucky   3 5         4 7  
Georgia   3 5         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
#12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
#24 Auburn   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Terry Bowden, they tallied an 8–4 record, played Army in the Independence Bowl, and finished the season ranked #22 in the AP Poll and #21 in the Coaches' Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 5:30 PM UAB* #16 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 29–0   80,645
September 7 6:00 PM Fresno State* #18 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 62–0   79,026
September 14 11:30 AM at Ole Miss #15 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS ESPN2 W 45–28   40,456
September 21 6:30 PM #21 LSU #13 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) ESPN L 15–19   85,214
October 5 2:30 PM South Carolina #20 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL CBS W 28-24   84,107
October 12 2:30 PM at Mississippi State #18 Scott FieldStarkville, MS CBS W 49–15   40,728
October 19 2:30 PM at #1 Florida #16 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 10–51   85,697
November 2 6:00 PM Arkansas #24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 W 28–7   84,763
November 9 1:00 PM NE Louisiana*dagger #22 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 28–24   78,309
November 16 2:30 PM #17 Georgia #20 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS L 49–56 4OT  85,214
November 23 6:30 PM at #15 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ESPN L 23–24   83,091
December 31 2:30 PM vs. Army* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 32–29   41,366
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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