1996 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1996 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Carquest Bowl, L 21–31 vs. Miami (FL)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1996 record 7–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach George Welsh (15th season)
Defensive coordinator Rick Lantz (6th season)
Home stadium Scott Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Florida State $   8 0         11 1  
No. 10 North Carolina   6 2         10 2  
Clemson   6 2         7 5  
Virginia   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
NC State   3 5         3 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 8  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was George Welsh. They played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 7:00 PM Central Michigan* No. 23 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 55–21   41,300
September 14 12:00 PM Maryland No. 22 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) JPS W 21–3   39,200
September 21 12:00 PM at Wake Forest No. 20 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC JPS W 42–7   23,220
September 28 7:30 PM No. 13 Texas*dagger No. 19 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPN W 37–13   45,100
October 5 3:30 PM at Georgia Tech No. 12 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ABC L 7–13   44,900
October 19 12:00 PM NC State No. 20 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA JPS W 62–14   40,300
October 26 3:30 PM at No. 3 Florida State No. 14 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Jefferson–Eppes Trophy) ABC L 24–31   80,237
November 2 1:30 PM at Duke No. 16 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 27–3   28,276
November 9 3:30 PM Clemson No. 15 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ABC L 16–24   39,100
November 16 3:30 PM No. 6 North Carolina No. 24 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) ABC W 20–17   42,500
November 29 2:30 PM at No. 17 Virginia Tech* No. 20 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) CBS L 9–26   50,128
December 27 7:30 PM vs. No. 19 Miami (FL)* Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Carquest Bowl) TBS L 21–31   46,418
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Virginia Football Results". Virginia Athletics. Archived from the original on September 2, 1999. Retrieved December 5, 2012.