1996 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

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1996 Eastern Michigan Eagles football
Eastern Michigan Eagles logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1996 record3–8 (3–5 MAC)
Head coachRick Rasnick (2nd season)
CaptainCharlie Batch, Kevin Kwiatkowski, Matt Gregory
Home stadiumRynearson Stadium
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Ball State $   7 1         8 4  
Toledo   6 2         7 4  
Miami   6 2         6 5  
Ohio   5 3         6 6  
Central Michigan   4 4         5 6  
Akron   3 5         4 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         4 7  
Eastern Michigan   3 5         3 8  
Western Michigan   2 6         2 9  
Kent State   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Rick Rasnick, the Eagles compiled a 3–8 record (3–5 against conference opponents), finished in eighth place in the Mid-American Conference, and were outscored by their opponents, 284 to 210.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Walter Church with 2,151 passing yards, Mike Scott with 792 rushing yards, and Ontario Pryor with 1,031 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
August 31Temple*L 24–28
September 7at Wisconsin*L 3–24
September 14at Western MichiganW 19–12
September 21Toledo
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 7–24
September 28at Michigan State*L 0–47
October 5at OhiodaggerL 0–7
October 12Miami (OH)
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 25–35
October 19at Central Michigan L 36–41
October 26Kent Statedagger
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 51–10
November 2Ball State
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 25–39
November 9Akron
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 20–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Eastern Michigan Eagles Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 167, 170. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "1996 Eastern Michigan Eagles Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016.