1996 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1996 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Alamo Bowl Champions
Alamo Bowl, W 27–0 vs. Texas Tech
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #18
1996 record 9–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,397)
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 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Iowa finished tied for third place with Penn State in the conference and despite the head to head win, Penn State was selected to go to the Fiesta Bowl while Iowa was selected for the non-prestigious Alamo Bowl (which they won 27–0). Iowa's 21–20 win at Penn State (who finished ranked #7 in both polls) is often considered their biggest win of the year. Although they were blown out by Northwestern, they did give Ohio State a game.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 11:30 AM Arizona* #22 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN W 21–20   68,267
September 14 2:30 PM Iowa State* #21 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy) ABC W 38–13   70,397
September 21 6:00 PM at Tulsa* #19 Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK ESPN+ L 20–27   27,788
October 5 11:00 AM Michigan State Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ESPN+ W 37–30   70,397
October 12 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 31–10   37,154
October 19 11:30 AM at #10 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 21–20   96,230
October 26 2:30 PM #2 Ohio State #20 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ABC L 26–38   70,397
November 2 11:00 AM at Illinois #25 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 31–21   54,381
November 9 2:30 PM #16 Northwestern #23 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ABC L 13–40   70,397
November 16 11:30 AM Wisconsin Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Heartland Trophy) ESPN W 31–0   66,570
November 23 7:30 PM at Minnesota #24 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Battle for the Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 W 43–24   53,349
December 29 7:00 PM vs. Texas Tech* #21 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 27–0   55,677
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Iowa 7 7 0 7 21
Penn State 10 10 0 0 20

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tom Knight Defensive Back 1 9 Arizona Cardinals
Ross Verba Guard 1 30 Green Bay Packers
Sedrick Shaw Running Back 3 61 New England Patriots
Damien Robinson Defensive Back 4 119 Philadelphia Eagles

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