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The 2016 Howard Bison football team represented Howard University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Gary Harrell. The Bison played their home games at William H. Greene Stadium. They were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They finished the season 2–9, 2–6 in MEAC play to finish in tenth place.

2016 Howard Bison football
Howard Bison wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2016 record2–9 (2–6 MEAC)
Head coachGary Harrell (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorB.T. Sherman (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorRayford Petty (11th season)
Home stadiumWilliam H. Greene Stadium
(Capacity: 7,086)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 MEAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 North Carolina Central $   8 0         9 3  
#20 North Carolina A&T ^   7 1         9 3  
Hampton   5 3         5 6  
South Carolina State   5 3         5 6  
Bethune-Cookman   4 4         4 6  
Florida A&M*   4 4         4 7  
Norfolk State   3 5         4 7  
Savannah State*   3 5         3 7  
Morgan State*   3 5         3 8  
Howard*   2 6         2 9  
Delaware State   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • *Florida A&M, Howard, Morgan State and Savannah State ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

On November 23, it was announced that head coach Gary Harrell's contract would not be renewed.[1] He finished at Howard with a five year record of 20–36.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 312:00 PMat Maryland*BTNL 13–5235,474
September 1012:00 PMat Rutgers*BTNL 14–5245,245
September 173:30 PMvs. HamptonWHBCL 7–3413,068
September 247:00 PMat Morgan StateSPORTSfever TV
ESPN3
L 24–284,423
October 12:00 PMat Norfolk StateSSCW 33–286,618
October 81:00 PMMonmouth*WHBCL 27–59453
October 151:00 PMSouth Carolina State
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
WHBCL 9–142,759
October 221:00 PMNo. 14 North Carolina A&T 
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
WHBCL 7–347,086
October 291:00 PMat Savannah StateSSAAL 27–318,119
November 122:00 PMat North Carolina CentralNSNL 21–306,897
November 191:00 PMDelaware State
  • William H. Greene Stadium
  • Washington, D.C.
WHBCW 26–211,056

[2]

Game summariesEdit

at MarylandEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 0 0 13 13
Terrapins 21 14 7 10 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at RutgersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 14 0 0 0 14
Scarlet Knights 7 7 21 17 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2014 RUTG, 38–25

vs. HamptonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 7 24 3 34
Bison 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–50–1 2015 HAMP, 37–19

at Morgan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 7 3 8 6 24
Bears 21 0 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–47–2 2015 MORG, 21–13

at Norfolk StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 6 6 13 8 33
Spartans 21 0 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–10 2015 NSU, 15–12

MonmouthEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 10 21 21 7 59
Bison 7 7 6 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

South Carolina StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 7 14
Bison 0 3 6 0 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–34 2015 SCSU, 49–10

North Carolina A&TEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Aggies 14 6 14 0 34
Bison 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–27–2 2015 NCAT, 65–14

at Savannah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 10 3 14 27
Tigers 14 7 3 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–0 2015 HOW, 55–9

at North Carolina CentralEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 7 0 0 14 21
Eagles 6 3 7 14 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10–1 2015 NCCU, 41–6

Delaware StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 7 7 7 0 21
Bison 13 7 6 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–39–1 2015 DSU, 32–31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://thehilltoponline.com/2016/11/23/howard-bison-head-football-coach-gary-harrell-to-depart-after-six-seasons/
  2. ^ "Howard University Bison - 2016 Football Schedule". Howard University Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 5, 2016.