1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Big East co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 21–41 vs. Nebraska
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 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* No. 15 Rubber BowlAkron, Ohio W 21–18   12,993
September 14 12:30 PM at Boston College No. 19 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Rivalry) ESPN W 45–7   44,500
September 21 12:00 PM Rutgers No. 18 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia ESPN+ W 30–14   47,204
September 28 3:30 PM at Syracuse No. 18 Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York CBS L 21–52   49,069
October 12 1:00 PM Templedagger Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia W 38–0   44,208
October 26 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia ESPN+ W 34–17   43,625
November 2 1:00 PM SW Louisiana* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia W 47–16   35,643
November 9 4:00 PM East Carolina* No. 25 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia ESPN2 W 35–14   49,128
November 16 3:30 PM at No. 18 Miami (FL) No. 21 Miami Orange BowlMiami (Rivalry) CBS W 21–7   38,814
November 23 12:00 PM No. 23 West Virginia No. 17 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 31–14   50,086
November 29 2:30 PM No. 20 Virginia* No. 17 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia (Commonwealth Cup) CBS W 26–9   50,128
December 31 7:00 PM vs. No. 6 Nebraska* No. 10 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida (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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