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1996 Auburn Tigers football
Independence Bowl champion
Independence Bowl, W 32–29 vs. Army
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 24
1996 record8–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTommy Bowden
Rodney Allison (Bowl)
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Southeastern Conference 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 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

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 315:30 p.m.UAB*No. 16W 29–080,645
September 76:00 p.m.Fresno State*No. 18
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
PPVW 62–079,026
September 1411:30 a.m.at Ole MissNo. 15ESPN2W 45–2840,456
September 216:30 p.m.No. 21 LSUNo. 13
ESPNL 15–1985,214
October 52:30 p.m.South CarolinaNo. 20
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
CBSW 28-2484,107
October 1211:30 a.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 18JPSW 49–1540,728
October 192:30 p.m.at No. 1 FloridaNo. 16CBSL 10–5185,697
November 26:00 p.m.ArkansasNo. 24
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
ESPN2W 28–784,763
November 91:00 p.m.NE Louisiana*daggerNo. 22
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, AL
W 28–2478,309
November 162:30 p.m.GeorgiaNo. 20
CBSL 49–56 4OT85,214
November 236:30 p.m.at No. 15 AlabamaESPNL 23–2483,091
December 312:30 p.m.vs. No. 24 Army*No. 25ESPNW 32–2941,366
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

1996 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 5 Karsten Bailey So
WR Robert Baker
QB 16 Dameyune Craig Jr
OT 69 DeMarcus Curry So
WR 83 Tyrone Goodson
QB 13 Todd Huerkamp Fr
OT 78 Jeno James
C 52 James Kiger
TE 80 Jessie McCovery
FB 43 Kevin McLeod Jr
OG 68 Victor Riley Jr
OT 73 Jim Roe
OG 60 Leonard Thomas
RB 3 Rusty Williams
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 4 Jayson Bray
NT 96 Jimmy Brumbaugh
DE 91 Charles Dorsey
DE 95 Leonardo Carson
CB 9 Dan Evans So
S 25 Martavius Houston
OLB 47 Marcellus Mostella
ILB 50 Ricky Neal
OLB 86 Quinton Reese
ILB 55 Takeo Spikes So
S 27 Brad Ware
LB 82 Marcus Washington Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K, P 19 Jaret Holmes Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1996-12-21

Season summary

Alabama

See also: 1996 Alabama Crimson Tide football team and Iron Bowl

Auburn Tigers (7–3) at #15 Alabama Crimson Tide (8–2)
1 2 34Total
Auburn 3 17 3023
Alabama 17 0 0724

at Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Date: November 23, 1996
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Clear, 51 °F (11 °C)
  • Game attendance: 83,091
  • Referee: R. Redding
  • TV: ESPN
  • Recap/Box

References