1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Big East Champions
Orange Bowl, L, 21–41 vs. Nebraska
Conference Big East
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #13
1996 record 10–2 (6–1 Big East)
Head coach Frank Beamer
Offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Virginia Tech §   6 1         10 2  
#14 Miami (FL) §   6 1         9 3  
#21 Syracuse §   6 1         9 3  
West Virginia   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   3 4         4 7  
Boston College   2 5         5 7  
Rutgers   1 6         2 9  
Temple   0 7         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 7:00 PM at Akron* #15 Rubber BowlAkron, OH W 21–18   12,993
September 14 12:30 PM at Boston College #19 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN W 45–7   44,500
September 21 12:00 PM Rutgers #18 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPN+ W 30–14   47,204
September 28 3:30 PM at Syracuse #18 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS L 21–52   49,069
October 12 1:00 PM Templedagger Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 38–0   44,208
October 26 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN+ W 34–17   43,625
November 2 1:00 PM SW Louisiana* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 47–16   35,643
November 9 4:00 PM East Carolina* #25 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN2 W 35–14   49,128
November 16 3:30 PM at #18 Miami (FL) #21 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 21–14   38,814
November 23 12:00 PM #23 West Virginia #17 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN2 W 31–14   50,086
November 29 2:30 PM #20 Virginia* #17 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) CBS W 26–9   50,128
December 31 7:00 PM vs. #6 Nebraska* #10 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) CBS L 21–41   51,212
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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