1996 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1996 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Conference Southeastern conference
Division Eastern Division
1996 record 2–9 (0–8 SEC)
Head coach Rod Dowhower (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Woody Widenhofer (2nd season)
Home stadium Vanderbilt 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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References[edit]

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