1996 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1996 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 20–13 vs. West Virginia
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1996 record 10–2 (6–2 ACC)
Head coach Mack Brown (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Carl Torbush (9th year)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 52,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State $   8 0         11 1  
#10 North Carolina   6 2         10 2  
Clemson   6 2         7 5  
Virginia   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
NC State   3 5         3 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 8  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team was led by head coach Mack Brown.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 3:30 PM No. 25 Clemson Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina ABC W 45–0   47,500
September 7 6:00 PM at No. 9 Syracuse* No. 24 Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York ESPN2 W 27–10   48,097
September 21 3:30 PM Georgia Tech No. 12 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina ABC W 16–0   50,000
September 28 3:30 PM at No. 2 Florida State No. 11 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ABC L 0–13   80,120
October 5 6:30 PM at Wake Forest No. 15 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 45–6   25,681
October 12 7:00 PM Maryland No. 13 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina ESPN2 W 38–7   47,000
October 26 6:30 PM at Houston* No. 9 AstrodomeHouston, Texas W 42–14   16,850
November 2 12:00 PM NC State No. 8 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Carolina-–State rivalry) JPS W 52–20   47,000
November 9 1:30 PM Louisville* No. 8 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina W 28–10   46,000
November 16 3:30 PM at No. 24 Virginia No. 6 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia (South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC L 17–20   42,500
November 23 12:00 PM at Duke No. 13 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina (Victory Bell Game) JPS W 27–10   30,264
January 1 12:30 PM vs. No. 25 West Virginia* No. 10 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) NBC W 20–13   52,103
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]." tarheeltimes.com. [2]. [3]. Retrieved on June 26, 2009.