1996 Army Cadets football
Independence Bowl, L 32–29 vs. Auburn
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 25
1996 record10–2
Head coachBob Sutton (6th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Army           10 2  
Navy           9 3  
No. 19 Notre Dame           8 3  
East Carolina           8 3  
Louisiana Tech           6 5  
UAB           5 6  
UCF           5 6  
Southwestern Louisiana           5 6  
Northeast Louisiana           5 6  
Arkansas State           4 7  
Northern Illinois           1 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Army Cadets football team was an American football team that represented the United States Military Academy in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Bob Sutton, the Cadets compiled a 10–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 379 to 224.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated Navy, 28–24. They also lost to Auburn, 32–29, in the 1996 Independence Bowl.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 141:30 p.m.OhioW 37–2030,500
September 2112:00 p.m.DukePrimeW 35–1736,049
September 282:00 p.m.at North TexasW 27–1020,413
October 51:30 p.m.YaleW 39–1340,476
October 121:00 p.m.vs. RutgersW 42–2119,101
October 191:30 p.m.TulaneW 34–1035,971
October 261:00 p.m.at Miami (OH)W 27–716,543
November 21:30 p.m.LafayetteW 41–2139,269
November 93:30 p.m.Air ForceABCW 23–741,251
November 166:00 p.m.at No. 19 SyracuseNo. 22ESPNL 17–4249,257
December 712:00 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 23CBSW 28–2469,238
December 313:30 p.m.vs. AuburnNo. 24ESPNL 29–3241,366

Personnel[edit | edit source]

1996 Army Cadets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense 79 Ed Bloom OT 6-7 277 So. Shoreview, Minn. 52 Tim Booth OT 6-3 268 Sr 82 Craig Mikolajchak SE 5-9 163 Jr. Houston, Texas 5 Brad Miller SE 5-11 192 Jr
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 McAda, RonnieRonnie McAda Sr
RB 49 Williams, BobbyBobby Williams So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 92 Bianchi, AnthonyAnthony Bianchi Sr
CB 19 Gay, GarlandGarland Gay Sr
LB 44 Kotwica, BenBen Kotwica Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 8 Parker, JosephJoseph Parker Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Ohio[edit | edit source]

Duke[edit | edit source]

at North Texas[edit | edit source]

Yale[edit | edit source]

vs. Rutgers[edit | edit source]

Tulane[edit | edit source]

at Miami (OH)[edit | edit source]

Lafayette[edit | edit source]

Air Force[edit | edit source]

at #19 Syracuse[edit | edit source]

vs. Navy[edit | edit source]

Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Army 3 10 12 3

28

Navy 0 21 3 0

24

at Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

President Bill Clinton became the first sitting U.S. president to attend game since 1974.

vs. Auburn[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Cadets 0 7 0 22 29
Tigers 10 10 12 0 32



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0–0 1923 ARMY, 28–6


Radio[edit | edit source]

Flagship station Play–by–play Color commentator Sideline reporter Studio host
WABC–AM 770

Some games broadcast on WPLJ–FM 95.5 because of broadcast conflict with the New York Yankees

Rankings[edit | edit source]

AP poll[edit | edit source]

Week Date Ranking
Preseason August 12, 1996 NR
1 August 26, 1996 NR
2 September 2, 1996 NR
3 September 9, 1996 NR
4 September 16, 1996 NR
5 September 23, 1996 NR
6 September 30, 1996 NR
7 October 7, 1996 NR
8 October 14, 1996 NR
9 October 21, 1996 NR
10 October 28, 1996 NR
11 November 4, 1996 NR
12 November 11, 1996 22
13 November 18, 1996 NR
14 November 25, 1996 24
15 December 2, 1996 23
16 December 9, 1996 24
17 January 3, 1997 25

[4]

Coaches' poll[edit | edit source]

Week Date Ranking
Preseason August 12, 1996 NR
1 September 2, 1996 NR
2 September 9, 1996 NR
3 September 16, 1996 NR
4 September 23, 1996 NR
5 September 30, 1996 NR
6 October 7, 1996 NR
7 October 14, 1996 NR
8 October 21, 1996 NR
9 October 28, 1996 NR
10 November 4, 1996 NR
11 November 11, 1996 22
12 November 18, 1996 NR
13 November 25, 1996 24
14 December 2, 1996 23
15 December 9, 1996 24
16 January 3, 1997 23

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References[edit | edit source]

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