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1996 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth
1996 record4–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coachGlen Mason (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorPat Ruel (9th season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Hankwitz (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,250)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#6 Nebraska   8 0         11 2  
#8 Colorado   7 1         11 2  
#17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
South
#23 Texas   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
*† – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were coached by head coach Glen Mason, who resigned after the season to become the head coach at Minnesota and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. It was the Jayhawks first year in the newly formed Big 12 Conference. The Big 12 conference was formed by the eight teams of the recently dissolved Big Eight Conference and was joined by Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, all formally of the Southwest Conference which had dissolved following the 1995–1996 school year as well.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 PMBall State*No. 25W 35–1036,200
September 148:00 PMat TCU*No. 24ESPN2W 52–1737,512
September 288:00 PMat Utah*No. 20ESPN2L 42–4532,519
October 511:30 AMat OklahomaFSNW 52–2464,333
October 121:00 PMTexas Tech
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
L 17–3046,500
October 1911:30 AMNo. 9 Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
FSNL 7–2048,500
October 266:00 PMat No. 5 NebraskaFSNL 7–6375,158
November 21:00 PMat Iowa StateW 34–3137,850
November 91:00 PMNo. 13 Kansas State
L 12–3848,800
November 1611:30 AMTexas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
FSNL 17–3830,500
November 2311:30 AMat MissouriFSNL 25–4236,821
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

*Schedule Source:[1]

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