1996 Texas Longhorns football team

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1996 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South champion
Fiesta Bowl, L 15–38 vs. Penn State
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 23
AP No. 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  
Northern Division
#6 Nebraska x%   8 0         11 2  
#8 Colorado   7 1         10 2  
#17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
Southern Division
#23 Texas x$   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         7 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 No. 8 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FSN W 40–10   70,613
September 7 6:00 PM New Mexico State* No. 8 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX PPV W 41–7   69,762
September 21 11:00 AM No. 9 Notre Dame* No. 6 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX ABC L 24–27   83,312
September 28 6:30 PM at No. 19 Virginia* No. 13 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN L 13–37   45,100
October 5 6:00 PM Oklahoma State No. 23 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX FSN W 71–14   67,414
October 12 2:30 PM vs. Oklahoma No. 25 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 27–30   75,587
October 26 1:30 PM at No. 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. No. 3 Nebraska Trans World DomeSt. Louis, MO (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 37–27   63,109
January 1 7:30 PM vs. No. 7 Penn State* No. 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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