1996 Texas Longhorns football team

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1996 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Big 12 Champions
Big 12 South Champions
Fiesta Bowl, L 15–38 vs. Penn State
Conference Big 12 Conference
South Division
Ranking
Coaches #23
AP #23
1996 record 8–5 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach John Mackovic
Offensive coordinator Gene Dahlquist
Defensive coordinator Gary Darnell
Home stadium Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,512)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#6 Nebraska x   8 0         11 2  
#8 Colorado   7 1         11 2  
#17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
South
#23 Texas x   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
x – Division champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were represented in the Big 12 Conference in the South Division in its first season in existence. They played their home games at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The team was coached by head coach John Mackovic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Missouri #8 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FSN W 40–10   70,613
September 7 6:00 PM New Mexico State* #8 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX PPV W 41–7   69,762
September 21 11:00 AM #9 Notre Dame* #6 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 24–27   83,312
September 28 6:30 PM at #19 Virginia* #13 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN L 13–37   45,100
October 5 6:00 PM Oklahoma State #23 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FSN W 71–14   67,414
October 12 2:30 PM vs. Oklahoma #25 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 27–30   75,587
October 26 1:30 PM at #8 Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC L 24–28   51,100
November 2 2:30 PM Baylor Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC W 28–23   75,482
November 9 6:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs) FSN W 38–32   50,607
November 16 11:30 AM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 38–17   30,500
November 29 10:00 AM Texas A&M Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) ABC W 51–15   81,887
December 7 12:00 PM vs. #3 Nebraska Trans World DomeSt. Louis, MO (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 37–27   63,109
January 1 7:30 PM vs. #7 Penn State* #20 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) CBS L 15–38   65,106
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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