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1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Big East co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 21–41 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1996 record10–2 (6–1 Big East)
Head coachFrank Beamer (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorRickey Bustle (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBud Foster (2nd season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
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 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Frank Beamer.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 77:00 p.m.at Akron*No. 15W 21–1812,993
September 1412:30 p.m.at Boston CollegeNo. 19ESPNW 45–744,500
September 2112:00 p.m.RutgersNo. 18ESPN+W 30–1447,204
September 283:30 p.m.at SyracuseNo. 18CBSL 21–5249,069
October 121:00 p.m.Templedagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 38–044,208
October 2612:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN+W 34–1743,625
November 21:00 p.m.SW Louisiana*
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 47–1635,643
November 94:00 p.m.East Carolina*No. 25
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ESPN2W 35–1449,128
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 18 Miami (FL)No. 21CBSW 21–738,814
November 2312:00 p.m.No. 23 West VirginiaNo. 17
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
ESPN2W 31–1450,086
November 292:30 p.m.No. 20 Virginia*No. 17
CBSW 26–950,128
December 317:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Nebraska*No. 10CBSL 21–4151,212
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
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RosterEdit

1996 Virginia Tech Hokies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 63 Conaty, BillBill Conaty 10px Sr
G 64 DiNapoli, GennaroGennaro DiNapoli Jr
QB 16 Druckenmiller, JimJim Druckenmiller Sr
TE 81 Jennings, BryanBryan Jennings Sr
RB 28 Oxendine, KenKen Oxendine Jr
G 57 Vick, DwightDwight Vick 10px So
C 72 Wade, TimTim Wade Sr
T 76 Washington, T.J.T.J. Washington 10px Sr
G 75 Washington, ToddTodd Washington Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 9 Banks, AntonioAntonio Banks Jr
DE 58 Brown, CornellCornell Brown Sr
FS 1 Carpenter, KeionKeion Carpenter So
S 14 Gray, TorrianTorrian Gray 10px Sr
CB 20 Prioleau, PiersonPierson Prioleau So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 3 Thomas, JohnJohn Thomas 10px So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1997-07-08

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Jim Druckenmiller Quarterback 1 26 San Francisco 49ers
Torrian Gray Safety 2 49 Minnesota Vikings
Antonio Banks Cornerback 4 13 Minnesota Vikings

ReferencesEdit

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