2016 Howard Bison football
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2016 record2–9 (2–6 MEAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorB.T. Sherman (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorRayford Petty (11th season)
Home stadiumWilliam H. Greene Stadium
(Capacity: 7,086)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 22 North Carolina Central $   8 0     9 3  
No. 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 Poll

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.

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.

Schedule

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&Tdagger
  • 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 summaries

at Maryland

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 0 0 13 13
Terrapins 21 14 7 10 52

See also: 2016 Maryland Terrapins football team

at Rutgers

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 14 0 0 0 14
Scarlet Knights 7 7 21 17 52

See also: 2016 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

vs. Hampton

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 7 24 3 34
Bison 0 0 0 7 7

See also: 2016 Hampton Pirates football team

at Morgan State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 7 3 8 6 24
Bears 21 0 0 7 28

See also: 2016 Morgan State Bears football team

at Norfolk State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 6 6 13 8 33
Spartans 21 0 0 7 28

See also: 2016 Norfolk State Spartans football team

Monmouth

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 10 21 21 7 59
Bison 7 7 6 7 27

See also: 2016 Monmouth Hawks football team

South Carolina State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 7 14
Bison 0 3 6 0 9

See also: 2016 South Carolina State Bulldogs football team

North Carolina A&T

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Aggies 14 6 14 0 34
Bison 0 0 0 7 7

See also: 2016 North Carolina A&T Aggies football team

at Savannah State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 0 10 3 14 27
Tigers 14 7 3 7 31

See also: 2016 Savannah State Tigers football team

at North Carolina Central

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 7 0 0 14 21
Eagles 6 3 7 14 30

See also: 2016 North Carolina Central Eagles football team

Delaware State

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 7 7 7 0 21
Bison 13 7 6 0 26

See also: 2016 Delaware State Hornets football team

References

  1. ^ "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.