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1996 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1996 record2–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachLou Tepper (5th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 70,904)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#15/16 Northwestern §   7 1         9 3  
#7/7 Penn State   6 2         11 2  
#18/18 Iowa   6 2         9 3  
#20/20 Michigan   5 3         8 4  
Michigan State   5 3         6 6  
Wisconsin   3 5         8 5  
Purdue   2 6         3 8  
Minnesota   1 7         4 7  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1996 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Lou Tepper, who was fired as head coach of the Illini after the end of the season. Illinois had a record of 2–9 and failed to make a bowl game.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 312:30 PMat No. 12 MichiganABCL 8–20105,992
September 72:30 PMNo. 19 USC*ABCL 3–5556,504
September 149:00 PMat Arizona*FSNL 0–4143,012
September 211:00 PMAkron*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
W 38–748,285
October 51:00 PMIndiana
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
W 46–4355,534
October 1211:20 AMat Michigan StateESPN+L 14–4271,639
October 2611:20 AMat No. 11 NorthwesternESPN+L 24–2748,187
November 211:20 AMNo. 25 Iowadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPN+L 21–3154,381
November 911:30 AMNo. 2 Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
ESPNL 0–4854,412
November 166:00 PMat MinnesotaL 21–2334,321
November 231:00 PMWisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, Illinois
L 15–3537,814
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
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RosterEdit

1996 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 15 Cella, JustinJustin Cella Fr
TE 86 Cushing, MattMatt Cushing Jr
TE 87 Day, MarkMark Day Jr
WR 1 Dean, MichaelMichael Dean Fr
RB 7 Douthard, TyTy Douthard Sr
WR 83 Dulick, JasonJason Dulick Sr
RB 35 Holcombe, RobertRobert Holcombe Jr
QB 9 Johnson, KirkKirk Johnson Fr
C 69 Koerwitz, ChrisChris Koerwitz Sr
OL 72 Kuchenbecker, JayJay Kuchenbecker Sr
OL 67 Machado, J. P.J. P. Machado So
WR 22 Majoy, RobRob Majoy So
OL 60 Schau, RyanRyan Schau So
OL 62 Schau, TomTom Schau So
QB 11 Weaver, ScottScott Weaver Sr
Defense 41 Eric Guenther LB 6-2 225 So. Thousand Oaks, Calif. / Westlake 39 Mike Gusich DB 5-11 178 So. Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier 76 Tremaine Halley DT 6-0 253 Fr. Chicago, Ill. / Lane Tech
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Clark, DannyDanny Clark Fr
DL 92 Claussen, TomTom Claussen Sr
DL 66 Johnson, GarrettGarrett Johnson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

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