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1996 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
ConferenceBig East Conference
1996 record2–9 (1–6 Big East)
Head coachTerry Shea (1st season)
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
(Capacity: 41,500)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Virginia Tech §   6 1         10 2  
#14 Miami §   6 1         9 3  
#21 Syracuse §   6 1         9 3  
West Virginia   4 3         8 4  
Pittsburgh   3 4         4 7  
Boston College   2 5         5 7  
Rutgers   1 6         2 9  
Temple   0 7         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Terry Shea, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 2–9 record, were outscored by opponents 380 to 143, and finished in seventh place in the Big East Conference.[1] The team's statistical leaders included Mike Stephans with 918 passing yards, Chad Bosch with 523 rushing yards, and Steven Harper with 321 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 31Villanova*W 38–28-
September 7Navy*L 6–10-
September 128:00 PMNo. 10 Miami (FL)ESPNL 0–3329,379
September 2112:00 PMat No. 18 Virginia TechESPN+L 14–3047,204
October 512:00 PMat SyracuseESPN+L 0-4248,112
October 121:00 PMvs. Army*L 21-4219,101
October 19at Boston CollegeL 37-13-
October 26TempleW 28-17-
November 912:00 PMWest VirginiaL 14-5521,024
November 231:30 PMat No. 10 Notre Dame*NBCL 0-6259,075
November 3012:00 PMat PittsburghL 9-2421,772

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RosterEdit

1996 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Buffington, DarrellDarrell Buffington Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 10 Williams, KevinKevin Williams Jr
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1996 Big East Conference". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/big-east/1996.html. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  2. "1996 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/rutgers/1996.html. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  3. "1996 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/rutgers/1996-schedule.html. Retrieved July 21, 2019.


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