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1996 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Alamo Bowl Champions
Alamo Bowl, W 27–0 vs. Texas Tech
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
1996 record9–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachHayden Fry
Home stadiumKinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,397)
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 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season.

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Iowa finished tied for third place with Penn State in the conference and despite the head to head win, Penn State was selected to go to the Fiesta Bowl while Iowa was selected for the non-prestigious Alamo Bowl (which they won 27–0). Iowa's 21–20 win at Penn State (who finished ranked #7 in both polls) is often considered their biggest win of the year. Although they were blown out by Northwestern, they did give Ohio State a game.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7* 11:30 AM Arizona #22 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN W 21–20   68,267
September 14* 2:30 PM Iowa State #21 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy) ABC W 38–13   70,397
September 21* 6:00 PM at Tulsa #19 Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK ESPN+ L 20–27   27,788
October 5 11:00 AM Michigan State Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ESPN+ W 37–30   70,397
October 12 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 31–10   37,154
October 19 11:30 AM at #10 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 21–20   96,230
October 26 2:30 PM #2 Ohio State #20 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ABC L 26–38   70,397
November 2 11:00 AM at Illinois #25 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 31–21   54,381
November 9 2:30 PM #16 Northwestern #23 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ABC L 13–40   70,397
November 16 11:30 AM Wisconsin Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Heartland Trophy) ESPN W 31–0   66,570
November 23 7:30 PM at Minnesota #24 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Battle for the Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 W 43–24   53,349
December 29* 7:00 PM vs. Texas Tech #21 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 27–0   55,677
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
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Game summariesEdit

Penn StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Iowa 7 7 0 7 21
Penn State 10 10 0 0 20

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Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tom Knight Defensive Back1 9 Arizona Cardinals
Ross Verba Guard1 30 Green Bay Packers
Sedrick Shaw Running Back3 61 New England Patriots
Damien Robinson Defensive Back4 119 Philadelphia Eagles
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