1996 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1996 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern conference
DivisionEastern Division
1996 record2–9 (0–8 SEC)
Head coachRod Dowhower (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorWoody Widenhofer (2nd season)
Home stadiumVanderbilt Stadium
(Capacity: 41,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Florida x$   8 0         12 1  
No. 9 Tennessee   7 1         10 2  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Kentucky   3 5         4 7  
Georgia   3 5         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
No. 12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
No. 24 Auburn   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team played their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 p.m. No. 6 Notre Dame* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee ESPN L 7–14   41,523
September 14 5:00 p.m. at No. 13 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama ESPN2 L 26–36   70,123
September 21 6:00 p.m. Ole Miss Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 9–20   40,820
October 5 7:00 p.m. at No. 14 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 0–35   80,142
October 12 2:30 p.m. at North Texas* Fouts FieldDenton, Texas W 19–7   16,227
October 19 11:30 a.m. at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Rivalry) JPS L 2–13   80,757
October 26 1:00 p.m. South Carolina Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee PPV L 0–27   36,583
November 2 1:00 p.m. UAB* Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee W 31–15   30,153
November 9 11:30 a.m. No. 1 Florida Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee JPS L 21–28   40,249
November 16 11:30 a.m. at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky (Rivalry) JPS L 0–25   33,000
November 30 6:00 p.m. No. 9 Tennessee Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) ESPN L 7–14   40,289
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time Zone.

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Roster[edit]

1996 Vanderbilt Commodores football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 17 Damian Allen Jr
C 51 Jim Anguiano So
RB 35 Marcus A. Williams Jr
RB 23 Tyrone Yarbrough So
WR 81 Todd Yoder Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 30 Damien Charley So
LB 49 Jamie Duncan Jr
CB 4 Corey Chavous Jr
SS 19 Eric Vance Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 1997-01-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Final Vanderbilt Stats". Vanderbilt University Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 15, 2014.