1996 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1996 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Outback Bowl, L 14–17 vs. Alabama
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #20
1996 record 8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Lloyd Carr (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Fred Jackson (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison (2nd year)
MVP Rod Payne
Captain Jarrett Irons
Captain Rod Payne
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
(Capacity: 102,501)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#15/16 Northwestern §   7 1         9 3  
#7/7 Penn State   6 2         11 2  
#18/18 Iowa   6 2         9 3  
#20/20 Michigan   5 3         8 4  
Michigan State   5 3         6 6  
Wisconsin   3 5         8 5  
Purdue   2 6         3 8  
Minnesota   1 7         4 7  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1996 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. That year Michigan Wolverines football competed in the Big Ten Conference in almost all intercollegiate sports including men's college football. The 1996 Wolverines finished the season with an 8–4 record (5–3 in the Big Ten) and lost 17–14 to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 1997 Outback Bowl. The team was ranked #20 in both the final coaches and AP polls.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31, 1996 3:30 PM Illinois #12/11 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 20–8   105,992
September 14, 1996 3:30 PM at #5/5 Colorado* #11/9 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 20–13   53,788
September 21, 1996 3:30 PM Boston College* #8/7 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 20–14   106,011
September 28, 1996 3:30 PM UCLA* #7/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 38–9   111,238
October 5, 1996 12:30 PM at #22/NR Northwestern #6/5 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL ESPN L 16–17   48,187
October 19, 1996 12:00 PM Indianadagger #13/12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN+ W 27–20   106,088
October 26, 1996 7:00 PM at Minnesota #10/10 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN2 W 44–10   41,246
November 2, 1996 12:00 PM Michigan State #9/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC W 45–29   106,381
November 9, 1996 12:30 PM at Purdue #9/9 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 3–9   40,624
November 16, 1996 12:00 PM #11/11 Penn State #16/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC L 17–29   105,898
November 23, 1996 12:00 PM at #2/2 Ohio State #21/22 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (The Game) ABC W 13–9   94,676
January 1, 1997 11:00 AM vs. #16/15 Alabama* #15/17 Houlihan's StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN L 14–17   53,161
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Results[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 3 0 3
Purdue 0 3 0 6 9
  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: afternoon
  • Game attendance: 40,624
  • Recap/Box Score

Statistical achievements[edit]

On October 5, Tai Streets tied the school record of 12 single-game receptions set in 1958 by Brad Myers and broken in 2001 by Marquise Walker.[1] Remy Hamilton, set the school record for consecutive field goals made (14). The closest challenger in Michigan Wolverines football history has made 9 consecutive (K.C. Lopata, 2007).[2] The streak fell one short of Vlade Janakievski's Big Ten record set in 1979–80.[3] Hamilton concluded his career with the 1st (25, 1994), 2nd (19, 1995) and 3rd (18, 1996) highest single-season field goal totals in Michigan history, but Garrett Rivas has tied him for second twice (2005 & 2006). Mike Gillette had previously held the record with 18 in 1988.[2] The 25 continues to be the Big Ten record.[3] Hamilton also established the Michigan career field goals made record (63), which Rivas has since surpassed by one. Gillette had totaled 57 in his career ending in 1988.[2] Hamilton fell two shy of the Big Ten record by Todd Gregoire.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Co-captains: Jarrett Irons, Rod Payne
  • All-Americans: Rod Payne, Jarrett Irons, William Carr, Charles Woodson
  • All-Conference: Jarret Irons, Rod Payne, David Bowens, William Carr, Damon Denson, Marcus Ray, Jerame Tuman, Charles Woodson
  • Most Valuable Player: Rod Payne
  • Meyer Morton Award: Damon Denson
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Charles Woodson
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jon Jansen
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Brian Griese
  • Dick Katcher Award: William Carr
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Rod Payne
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Damon Denson
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Jarrett Irons

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. p. 131. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 40. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 

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