1996 Stanford Cardinal football team

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1996 Stanford Cardinal football
Stanford plain block "S" logo.svg
Sun Bowl Champions
Sun Bowl, W 38–0 vs. Michigan State
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1996 record 7–5 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Tyrone Willingham (2nd year)
Home stadium Stanford Stadium
(Capacity: 85,500)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Arizona State   8 0         11 1  
#16 Washington   7 1         9 3  
Stanford   5 3         7 5  
UCLA   4 4         5 6  
Oregon   3 5         6 5  
California   3 5         6 6  
USC   3 5         6 6  
Arizona   3 5         5 6  
Washington State   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Stanford Cardinal football team represented Stanford University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by head coach Tyrone Willingham.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 4:00 PM Utah* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA ABC L 10–17   34,587
September 14 12:30 PM San Jose State* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Rivalry) W 25–2   34,150
September 21 9:30 AM at Wisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN2 L 0–14   77,894
October 5 3:30 PM at #18 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FSN L 6–27   71,488
October 12 2:00 PM Oregon Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 27–24 OT  41,150
October 19 1:00 PM at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 12–26   21,305
October 26 12:30 PM #4 Arizona State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ABC L 9–41   32,550
November 2 3:30 PM at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN W 21–20   64,820
November 9 7:15 PM USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA FSN W 24–20   41,980
November 16 12:30 PM Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 33–17   30,280
November 23 12:30 PM at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (99th Big Game) W 42–21   70,500
December 31 11:00 AM vs. Michigan State* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 38–0   42,271
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

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