1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Big East co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 21–41 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1996 record10–2 (6–1 Big East)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRickey Bustle (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (2nd season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 13 Virginia Tech +   6 1     10 2  
No. 14 Miami (FL) +   6 1     9 3  
No. 21 Syracuse +   6 1     9 3  
West Virginia   4 3     8 4  
Pittsburgh   3 4     4 7  
Boston College   2 5     5 7  
Rutgers   1 6     2 9  
Temple   0 7     1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 77:00 p.m.at Akron*No. 15W 21–1812,993
September 1412:30 p.m.at Boston CollegeNo. 19ESPNW 45–744,500
September 2112:00 p.m.RutgersNo. 18ESPN+W 30–1447,204
September 283:30 p.m.at SyracuseNo. 18CBSL 21–5249,069
October 121:00 p.m.Templedagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 38–044,208
October 2612:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN+W 34–1743,625
November 21:00 p.m.SW Louisiana*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 47–1635,643
November 94:00 p.m.East Carolina*No. 25
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN2W 35–1449,128
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 18 Miami (FL)No. 21CBSW 21–738,814
November 2312:00 p.m.No. 23 West VirginiaNo. 17
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPN2W 31–1450,086
November 292:30 p.m.No. 20 Virginia*No. 17
CBSW 26–950,128
December 317:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Nebraska*No. 10CBSL 21–4151,212
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Rankings

See also: 1996 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre12345678910111213141516Final
AP16141519181825211717151013
Coaches Poll151419161622232321201713999912

Roster

1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 63 Bill Conaty
 Sr
G 64 Gennaro DiNapoli Jr
QB 16 Jim Druckenmiller Sr
TE 81 Bryan Jennings Sr
RB 28 Ken Oxendine Jr
G 57 Dwight Vick
 So
C 72 Tim Wade Sr
T 76 T.J. Washington
 Sr
G 75 Todd Washington Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 9 Antonio Banks Jr
DE 58 Cornell Brown Sr
FS 1 Keion Carpenter So
S 14 Torrian Gray
 Sr
CB 20 Pierson Prioleau So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 3 John Thomas
 So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1997-07-08

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Jim Druckenmiller Quarterback 1 26 San Francisco 49ers
Torrian Gray Safety 2 49 Minnesota Vikings
Antonio Banks Cornerback 4 13 Minnesota Vikings

References