1996 LSU Tigers football team

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1996 LSU Tigers football
SEC Western Division co-champion
Peach Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 12
1996 record10–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachGerry DiNardo (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMorris Watts (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorCarl Reese (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Florida x$   8 0         12 1  
No. 9 Tennessee   7 1         10 2  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Kentucky   3 5         4 7  
Georgia   3 5         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
No. 12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
No. 24 Auburn   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. LSU finished with a 10–2 overall record (6–2 in SEC play) after defeating Clemson Tigers, 10–7, in the Peach Bowl. It was Gerry DiNardo's second season as head coach and the Tigers built upon the previous year's success with their first ten-win season and bowl win since 1987. The Tigers tied for the SEC West title with Alabama, but had lost to the Tide 26–0 in Baton Rouge in a game that was notable for being Shaun Alexander's breakout performance.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 77:00 p.m.Houston*No. 17W 35–3480,303
September 216:30 p.m.at No. 14 AuburnNo. 21ESPNW 19–1585,214
September 287:00 p.m.New Mexico StatedaggerNo. 17
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 63–777,676
October 57:00 p.m.VanderbiltNo. 14
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 35–080,142
October 1211:00 a.m.at No. 1 FloridaNo. 12CBSL 13–5685,567
October 197:00 p.m.KentuckyNo. 17
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 41–1479,660
October 2611:30 a.m.Mississippi StateNo. 13
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
JPSW 28–2079,594
November 96:30 p.m.No. 10 AlabamaNo. 11
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNL 0–2680,290
November 162:00 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 17PPVW 39–744,436
November 237:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 18
W 35–1778,966
November 291:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 19CBSW 17–722,329
December 288:00 p.m.vs. Clemson*No. 17ESPNW 10–763,622
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster[edit]

1996 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TB 1 Jermaine Sharp Sr
RB 3 Kevin Faulk So
TE 47 David LaFleur Sr
G 66 Alan Faneca Redshirt.svg So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 94 Anthony McFarland So
DE 98 Arnold Miller So
DE 99 David Watkins Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

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