1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1996 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1996
Playoff
Duration November 30 – December 21, 1996
Championship site Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
Champion Marshall Thundering Herd
Payton Award Archie AmersonRB (Northern Arizona)
Buchanan Award Dexter CoakleyLB (Appalachian State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1996, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 21, 1996, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The Marshall Thundering Herd won their second I-AA championship, defeating the defending national champion Montana Grizzlies by a final score of 49−29[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1996 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Marshall ^   8 0         15 0  
#7 East Tennessee State ^   7 1         10 3  
#9 Furman ^   6 2         9 4  
#22 Appalachian State   5 3         7 4  
The Citadel   3 5         4 7  
Georgia Southern   2 6         4 7  
VMI   2 6         3 8  
Chattanooga   2 6         3 8  
Western Carolina   1 7         4 7  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll
1996 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
New England
#18 New Hampshire x   6 2         8 3  
Maine   5 3         7 4  
UMass   4 4         6 5  
Connecticut   3 5         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         4 7  
Boston University   0 8         1 10  
Mid–Atlantic
#7 William & Mary x^   7 1         10 3  
#14 Villanova ^   6 2         8 4  
#11 Delaware ^   6 2         8 4  
#23 James Madison   5 3         7 4  
Northeastern   3 5         6 5  
Richmond   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Dartmouth
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Northeast ConferenceMonmouth and Robert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference – Murray State
Patriot League – Bucknell
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Marshall
Southland Conference – Troy State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – William & Mary

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 30
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 7
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
Edwards Stadium
Huntington, WV
               
Nicholls State 3
Montana* 48
Montana* 44
East Tennessee State 14
Villanova 29
East Tennessee State* 35
Montana* 70
Troy State 7
Florida A&M 25
Troy State* 29
Troy State* 31
Murray State 3
Western Illinois 6
Murray State* 34
Montana 29
Marshall 49
Delaware 14
Marshall* 59
Marshall* 54
Furman 0
Furman 42
Northern Arizona* 31
Marshall* 31
Northern Iowa 14
Eastern Illinois 14
Northern Iowa* 21
Northern Iowa* 38
William & Mary 35
Jackson State 6
William & Mary* 45

* Denotes host institution

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013.