1996 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Record5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLynn Amedee (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Lee Dunn (1st season)
Home stadiumScott Field (40,646)
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 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 1996 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi. The season included the first win over Alabama since 1980.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 77:00 p.m.at Memphis*W 31–1038,388
September 216:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech*L 23–3833,194[1]
September 2811:30 a.m.at South CarolinaJPSW 14–1075,014
October 56:00 p.m.Georgia
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, Mississippi
ESPN2L 19–3832,247
October 1211:30 a.m.No. 18 Auburn
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, Mississippi
JPSL 15–4940,728
October 2611:30 a.m.at No. 13 LSUJPSL 20–2879,594
November 21:30 p.m.Northeast Louisiana*dagger
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, Mississippi
W 59–031,038
November 912:30 p.m.at KentuckyL 21–2426,500
November 168:00 p.m.No. 8 Alabama
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, Mississippi (rivalry)
ESPNW 17–1640,050[2]
November 231:30 p.m.Arkansas
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, Mississippi
L 13–1630,103
November 3011:30 a.m.at Ole MissESPN2W 17–023,678
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster

1996 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OG 59 Brad Ainsworth Sr
C 53 Eric Allen So
WR 19 Lorenzo Armstead Fr
OG 60 Burt Ashley Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1996-12-25

References

  1. ^ "La. Tech surprises Bulldogs". Hattiesburg American. September 22, 1996. Retrieved July 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "State stuns Bama!". The Clarion-Ledger. November 17, 1996. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1996 Mississippi State Bulldogs Schedule and Results".