1996 Auburn Tigers football team

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1996 Auburn Tigers football
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Independence Bowl champion
Independence Bowl, W 32–29 vs. Army
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
AP No. 24
1996 record 8–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Terry Bowden
Offensive coordinator Tommy Bowden
Rodney Allison (Bowl)
Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x$   8 0         12 1  
#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
#11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
#12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
#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 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Terry Bowden, they tallied an 8–4 record, played Army in the Independence Bowl, and finished the season ranked #22 in the AP Poll and #21 in the Coaches Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 5:30 PM UAB* No. 16 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 29–0   80,645
September 7 6:00 PM Fresno State* No. 18 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL PPV W 62–0   79,026
September 14 11:30 AM at Ole Miss No. 15 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS ESPN2 W 45–28   40,456
September 21 6:30 PM No. 21 LSU No. 13 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) ESPN L 15–19   85,214
October 5 2:30 PM South Carolina No. 20 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL CBS W 28-24   84,107
October 12 2:30 PM at Mississippi State No. 18 Scott FieldStarkville, MS CBS W 49–15   40,728
October 19 2:30 PM at No. 1 Florida No. 16 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 10–51   85,697
November 2 6:00 PM Arkansas No. 24 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 W 28–7   84,763
November 9 1:00 PM NE Louisiana*dagger No. 22 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL W 28–24   78,309
November 16 2:30 PM Georgia No. 20 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) CBS L 49–56 4OT  85,214
November 23 6:30 PM at No. 15 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ESPN L 23–24   83,091
December 31 2:30 PM vs. Army* No. 25 Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 32–29   41,366
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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