|1996 [[Script error]]|
|Conference||Big West Conference|
|1996 record||6–5 (3–2 Big West)|
|Head coach||Chris Tormey (2nd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||George Yarno (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Nick Holt (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Kibbie Dome|
|1996 Big West Conference football standings|
|Utah State §||4||–||1||6||–||5|
|New Mexico State||0||–||5||1||–||10|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1996 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Vandals, led by second-year head coach Chris Tormey, were members of the Big West Conference and played their home games at the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. Idaho was 6–5 overall and 3–2 in conference play.
Idaho's home winning streak in the Kibbie Dome extended to seventeen games this season, winning all five home games, but they had only one road victory. That was over rival Boise State in the season finale in Boise, the fourteenth win over the Broncos in the last fifteen seasons.
|1996 Idaho Vandals football team roster|
| Special teams
One Vandal senior was selected in the 1997 NFL Draft, which lasted seven rounds (240 selections).
|Ryan Phillips||Linebacker||3rd||68||New York Giants|
- ↑ "Phillips is Giants' 1st pick of 3rd round". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 6B. April 20, 1997. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=f7ReAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BTAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3234%2C1217363.
- Gem of the Mountains: 1997 University of Idaho yearbook – 1996 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1996 editions