1996 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1996 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 13–20 vs. North Carolina
Conference Big East Conference
1996 record 8–4 (4–3 Big East)
Head coach Don Nehlen
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
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 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 104th overall and 6th season as a member of the Big East Conference (Big East). The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 17th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 4–3 in the Big East) and with a loss in the Gator Bowl against North Carolina.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:30 PM at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh (Backyard Brawl) ESPN W 34–0   54,612
September 7 12:00 PM Western Michigan* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia ESPN+ W 34–9   47,938
September 14 12:00 PM East Carolina* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN+ W 10–9   50,129
September 21 7:00 PM at Purdue* Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana W 20–6   40,624
September 28 6:00 PM Maryland* No. 23 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 13–0   54,542
October 5 3:30 PM Boston College No. 19 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia CBS W 34–17   58,307
October 19 1:30 PM at Temple No. 15 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia W 30–10   12,546
October 26 7:00 PM No. 25 Miami (FL) No. 12 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia ESPN L 7–10   66,948
November 2 3:30 PM Syracuse No. 18 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, West Virginia (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) CBS L 7–30   56,312
November 9 12:00 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, New Jersey W 55–14   21,024
November 23 12:00 PM at No. 17 Virginia Tech No. 23 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia (Black Diamond Trophy) ESPN2 L 14–31   50,086
January 1 12:30 PM vs. No. 12 North Carolina No. 25 Jacksonville Municipal StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) CBS L 13–20   52,103
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1996 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 23, 2012.