1996 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 1996 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. That year Michigan Wolverines football competed in the Big Ten Conference in almost all intercollegiate sports including men's college football. The 1996 Wolverines finished the season with an 8–4 record (5–3 in the Big Ten) and lost 17–14 to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 1997 Outback Bowl. The team was ranked #20 in both the final coaches and AP polls.

1996 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Outback Bowl, L 14–17 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 20
1996 record8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorFred Jackson (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Mattison (2nd season)
MVPRod Payne
Captains
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 102,501)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Ohio State +   7 1         11 1  
No. 15 Northwestern +   7 1         9 3  
No. 7 Penn State   6 2         11 2  
No. 18 Iowa   6 2         9 3  
No. 20 Michigan   5 3         8 4  
Michigan State   5 3         6 6  
Wisconsin   3 5         8 5  
Purdue   2 6         3 8  
Minnesota   1 7         4 7  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 12ABCW 20–8105,992
September 143:30 p.m.at No. 5 Colorado*No. 11ABCW 20–1353,788
September 213:30 p.m.Boston College*No. 8
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 20–14105,219
September 283:30 p.m.UCLA*No. 7
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 38–9106,011
October 512:30 p.m.at No. 22 NorthwesternNo. 6ESPNL 16–1748,187
October 1912:00 p.m.Indiana No. 13
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN+W 27–20106,088
October 267:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 10ESPN2W 44–1041,246
November 212:00 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 9
ABCW 45–29106,381
November 912:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 9ESPN2L 3–940,624
November 1612:00 p.m.No. 11 Penn StateNo. 16
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCL 17–29105,898
November 2312:00 p.m.at No. 2 Ohio StateNo. 21ABCW 13–994,676
January 1, 199711:00 a.m.vs. No. 16 Alabama*No. 15ESPNL 14–1753,161
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

ResultsEdit

PurdueEdit

1 2 34Total
Michigan 0 0 303
Purdue 0 3 069
  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: afternoon
  • Game attendance: 40,624
  • Recap/Box Score

RosterEdit

1996 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 68 Zach Adami Sr
QB 10 Tom Brady So
TE 88 Mark Campbell Jr
QB 12 Scott Dreisbach Jr
QB 14 Brian Griese Sr
RB 8 Chris Howard Jr
T 77 Jon Jansen So
C 52 Rod Payne Sr
TE 36 Aaron Shea Fr
WR 86 Tai Streets So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 6 David Bowens So
NT 96 William Carr Sr
LB 50 David Crispin Sr
LB 5 Mike Elston Sr
CB 32 Bryan Williams Sr
DT 91 Josh Williams So
CB 2 Charles Woodson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Remy Hamilton Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Statistical achievementsEdit

On October 5, Tai Streets tied the school record of 12 single-game receptions set in 1958 by Brad Myers and broken in 2001 by Marquise Walker.[1] Remy Hamilton, set the school record for consecutive field goals made (14). The closest challenger in Michigan Wolverines football history has made 9 consecutive (K.C. Lopata, 2007).[2] The streak fell one short of Vlade Janakievski's Big Ten record set in 1979–80.[3] Hamilton concluded his career with the 1st (25, 1994), 2nd (19, 1995) and 3rd (18, 1996) highest single-season field goal totals in Michigan history, but Garrett Rivas has tied him for second twice (2005 & 2006). Mike Gillette had previously held the record with 18 in 1988.[2] The 25 continues to be the Big Ten record.[3] Hamilton also established the Michigan career field goals made record (63), which Rivas has since surpassed by one. Gillette had totaled 57 in his career ending in 1988.[2] Hamilton fell two shy of the Big Ten record by Todd Gregoire.[3]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Co-captains: Jarrett Irons, Rod Payne
  • All-Americans: Rod Payne, Jarrett Irons, William Carr, Charles Woodson
  • All-Conference: Jarret Irons, Rod Payne, David Bowens, William Carr, Damon Denson, Marcus Ray, Jerame Tuman, Charles Woodson
  • Most Valuable Player: Rod Payne
  • Meyer Morton Award: Damon Denson
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Charles Woodson
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jon Jansen
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Brian Griese
  • Dick Katcher Award: William Carr
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Rod Payne
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Damon Denson
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Jarrett Irons

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. p. 131. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 40. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved July 11, 2010.

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