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1996 Football Results

Gopher Football 1996 Season

  • Head Coach:  Jim Wacker (5th season)
  • Overall Record: 4 - 7
  • Conference Record: 1 - 7

1996 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/07/1996 @ N.E. Louisiana (5-6) W 30-3
09/14/1996 Ball State (8-4) W 26-23
09/21/1996 Syracuse (9-3) W 35-33
10/05/1996 @ Purdue (3-8) L 27-30
10/12/1996 @ Northwestern (9-3) L 24-26
10/19/1996 Homecoming
Michigan State (6-6)
L 9-27
10/26/1996 Michigan (8-4) L 10-44
11/02/1996 @ Ohio State (11-1) L 0-45
11/09/1996 @ Wisconsin (8-5) L 28-45
11/16/1996 Illinois (2-9) W 23-21
11/23/1996 Iowa (9-3) L 24-43

1996 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 7-1-0 11-1-0
Northwestern 7-1-0 9-3-0
Penn State 6-2-0 11-2-0
Iowa 6-2-0 9-3-0
Michigan 5-3-0 8-4-0
Michigan State 5-3-0 6-6-0
Wisconsin 3-5-0 8-5-0
Purdue 2-6-0 3-8-0
Minnesota 1-7-0 4-7-0
Indiana 1-7-0 3-8-0
Illinois 1-7-0 2-9-0

1996 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Elg. Letters Hometown (Previous School)
90 Aitkin, Tony LB 6-4 219 Jr* 0 Apple Valley, MN (Rosemount)
51 Akbar, Ogun NG 6-3 240 Sr* 3 Dallas, TX (Bryan Adams)
78 Albrecht, Jon OG 6-5 300 So* 1 Springfield, IL (Sacred Heart-Griffin)
26 Anders, Chris RB 5-10 188 Fr* 0 Brooklyn Park, MN (Park Center)
19 Anderson, Tom SB 5-8 163 Fr* 0 Eden Prairie, MN
1 Atwell, Tutu SB 5-9 165 Jr 2 Miami, FL (Miami Senior)
19 Bailey, Adam PK 5-10 187 So* 0 Burnsville, MN
74 Baldauf, Jeff OG 6-6 308 Jr* 0 Sun Prairie, WI
24 Barnes, Kahlen FL 6-1 201 So* 0 Brooklyn Park, MN (Park Center)
40 Barrett, Michael CB 5-11 165 Fr* 0 Arlington, TX (Sam Houston)
91 Baylor, Raymond DT 6-2 280 Jr* 1 Houston, TX (Willowridge)
60 Bergstrom, Chris OG 6-4 303 Sr* 1 Warroad, MN
25 Blayne, Terrance CB 5-11 195 Sr 3 Missouri City, TX (Willowridge)
48 Borboa, Kayne FS 5-10 177 Fr* 0 Larimore, ND
52 Braaten, Luke LB 6-4 223 Fr* 0 Litchfield, MN
71 Brooks, Gann OT 6-8 300 Sr* 2 Alvarado, TX
22 Carter, Tyrone SS 5-9 172 Fr 0 Pampano Beach, FL (Ely)
98 Cernoch, Mike DT 6-6 242 Fr 0 Burnsville, MN
5 Cockerham, Billy QB 6-2 209 Fr* 0 Clayton, CA (Skyline)
41 Cross, Mark NG 6-3 247 Jr 2 Milwaukee, WI (John Marshall)
50 Dalton, Donny LB 6-0 230 Jr 1 Fontana, CA (Mount San Antonio CC)
59 Davis, Jerome DT 6-5 262 Sr* 3 Detroit, MI (Chadsey)
83 Dettman, Spencer CB 5-11 162 Fr* 0 Green Bay, WI (West)
8 Dimmy, Keith SE 6-2 170 So* 0 Columbus, OH (Eastmoor)
87 Duerr, Troy TE 6-4 268 So* 1 Buffalo, MN
42 Early, Rishon FS 6-1 170 Sr* 3 Houston, TX (Episcopal)
69 Elizondo, James OT 6-4 283 Jr* 0 Round Rock, TX
97 Elliott, Jerome DT 6-5 265 So 0 Lakeview Terrace, CA (LA Valley CC)
36 Evans, Byron RB 5-11 209 Fr* 0 Texas City, TX (La Marque)
76 Gail, Jim OT 6-6 281 So* 0 Avon, MN (Albany)
64 Glime, Luke OT 6-4 290 Jr* 0 Bemidji, MN
24 Goring, Daryl CB 5-10 186 Fr 0 West Palm Beach, FL (Palm Beach Lakes)
28 Grate, Tim LB/P 5-11 196 So* 0 Miami Springs, FL
96 Haayer, Adam DT 6-5 237 Fr 0 Wyoming, MN (Forest Lake)
29 Hagman, Jason FS 6-1 179 So* 0 Austin, MN
70 Hamilton, Ben C 6-4 233 Fr 0 Plymouth, MN (Wayzata)
12 Hamner, Thomas RB 6-0 180 Fr* 0 Hamilton, OH
16 Harden, Mike FS 6-2 190 Fr 0 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Piper)
6 Harvey, Derrick SB 5-10 186 Jr* 0 Akron, OH (Buchtel)
84 Hass, Alex TE 6-6 245 Fr* 0 St. Peter, MN
77 Hau, Pat OG 6-5 298 Fr* 0 Edina, MN
7 Heath, Rodney SS 5-10 170 Sr 3 Cincinnati, OH (Western Hills)
65 Herkenhoff, Luke OT 6-5 290 Jr* 1 Albany, MN
73 Hoffarth, Kris OT 6-5 295 Fr* 0 St. Paul, MN (Johnson)
48 Hoffman, Sean LB 6-3 230 Fr 0 Fargo, ND (North)
88 Hubbard, Ryan SE 6-2 207 Jr* 1 Jensen Beach, FL (Martin County)
3 Hutton, Lee FL 5-10 165 So* 0 Dickinson, TX (La Marque)
99 Hypolite, Vincent TE 6-1 231 Sr* 1 Texas City, TX (La Marque)
21 Jackson, Javon RB 6-0 195 Jr* 2 Newport News, VA (Ferguson)
62 James, Gregg C 6-4 285 Jr* 1 Clinton Township, MI (Chippewa Valley)
85 Johnson, Mike LB 6-0 195 Fr* 0 Slayton, MN
11 Jones, Rob QB 6-2 223 Sr* 0 Cincinnati, OH (Oak Hills)
23 Jordan, Crawford FS 5-10 188 Jr* 2 Fort Worth, TX (Western Hills)
39 Kaiser, Ray LB 6-2 204 Jr* 0 St. Paul Park, MN (Park)
26 Kemph, Steve P 6-1 185 Fr 0 Chicago, IL (Mt. Carmel)
80 Kratochvil, Paul TE 6-4 246 Sr 3 New Prague, MN
49 Langford, Ben LB 6-2 225 Sr* 3 Duluth, GA (Norcross)
79 Larson, Erik OT 6-5 240 Fr 0 Cambridge, MN
29 Leverson, Luther WR 6-0 170 Fr 0 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
68 Lindgren, Erik OT 6-5 281 Jr* 0 Minneapolis, MN (St. Anthony)
33 McManus, Erin PK 5-9 183 So* 0 Dresser, WI (St. Croix Falls)
38 McMenomy, Sean SS 5-11 177 Sr* 1 Rosemount, MN
95 Michals, Jon DT 6-4 244 Fr* 0 Oak Creek, WI
47 Moberg, Eric CB 5-11 177 So* 0 Hibbing, MN
14 Moore, Dan LB 6-3 190 Jr* 0 Cold Spring, MN (Rocori)
43 Moore, Mari CB 6-1 170 So 1 San Antonio, TX (Judson)
44 Myers III, Lyman SB 5-7 168 Fr* 0 Hopkins, MN
9 Nelson, Greg FL 6-2 206 Jr 2 Dallas, TX (Skyline)
57 Pearson, Nate LB 6-3 218 Fr* 0 Hutchinson, MN
14 Persby, Andy QB 6-3 210 Fr 0 North St. Paul, MN (Hill-Murray)
18 Rackley, Derek QB 6-5 231 Fr* 0 Apple Valley, MN
94 Rawlings, Josh DT 6-5 286 Fr* 0 Fort Gratiot, MI (Port Huron Northern)
58 Richard, Antoine DT 6-4 282 So* 1 Houston, TX (Alief Hastings)
35 Rindels, Ryan P 5-11 162 Fr* 0 Coon Rapids, MN (Anoka)
20 Rogers, Fred CB 5-10 170 Fr* 0 Hamilton, OH
79 Russ, Dyron NG 6-2 290 Fr* 0 Milwaukee, WI (Oak Creek)
17 Sauter, Cory QB 6-5 226 Jr* 1 Hutchinson, MN
2 Scruggs, Craig CB 5-9 170 So* 1 Dallas, TX (Skyline)
46 Smith, Rufus LB 6-2 232 So* 1 Miami Springs, FL
63 Socha, Tim OG 6-6 305 So* 1 Green Bay, WI (Ashwaubenon)
66 Tallman, Jim LB 5-10 207 Sr* 0 Mondovi, WI
89 Tangen, Mark TE 6-3 245 Sr* 3 Oakdale, MN (Concordia Academy)
4 Thelwell, Ryan SE 6-2 200 Jr 2 London, Ontario, Canada (Catholic Central)
67 Tiaden, Ryan OG 6-3 279 Fr* 0 Blaine, MN (Minnehaha Academy)
75 Turek, Troy OT 6-6 295 Fr 0 Sun Prairie, WI
53 Venturine, Ryan LB 6-3 230 So 0 Westlake Village, CA (LA Valley CC)
92 Von Behren, Theron OG 6-5 275 Fr* 0 South St. Paul, MN
82 Wasurick, Bo TE 6-3 224 So* 0 DePere, WI (Notre Dame Academy)
55 Watson, Dave NG 6-5 249 So* 1 Bloomington, MN (Jefferson)
32 Watson, Tommy RB 6-1 223 Sr* 0 Denver, CO (J.K. Mullen)
34 Webb III, Verdis RB 5-8 193 Fr* 0 Maplewood, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
15 Williams, Don LB 6-2 199 Sr* 3 New Orleans, LA (De La Salle)
56 Williams, Lamanzer LB 6-4 258 Jr* 2 Ypsilanti, MI (Willow Run)
37 Williams, Parc LB 6-3 233 So* 1 Zumbrota, MN (Zumbrota-Mazeppa)
16 Wimberger, Jude LB 6-2 220 Fr* 0 Fon du Lac (L.P. Goodrich)
13 Wynn III, Spergon QB 6-4 225 Fr* 0 Houston, TX (Episcopal)
30 Wyrick, Jimmy SB 5-9 172 Fr* 0 De Soto, TX
61 Zander, Jason C 6-5 275 Fr* 0 Sun Prairie, WI

1996 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (65.5) 12-1 1,673.5
2 Ohio State (1.5) 11-1 1,585.5
3 Florida State 11-1 1,529
4 Arizona State 11-1 1,486
5 Brigham Young 14-1 1,360
6 Nebraska 11-2 1,316
7 Penn State 11-2 1,293
8 Colorado 10-2 1,228
9 Tennessee 10-2 1,172
10 North Carolina 10-2 1,070
11 Alabama 10-3 977
12 Louisiana State 10-2 849
13 Virginia Tech 10-2 786
14 Miami (FL) 9-3 690
15 Northwestern 9-3 663
16 Washington 9-3 643
17 Kansas State 9-3 625
18 Iowa 9-3 535
19 Notre Dame 8-3 511
20 Michigan 8-4 466
21 Syracuse 9-3 451
22 Wyoming 10-2 314
23 Texas 8-5 169
24 Auburn 8-4 130
25 Army 10-2 71

1996 Final USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (58) 12-1 1,546
2 Ohio State (4) 11-1 1,466
3 Florida State 11-1 1,408
4 Arizona State 11-1 1,341
5 Brigham Young 14-1 1,261
6 Nebraska 11-2 1,235
7 Penn State 11-2 1,205
8 Colorado 10-2 1,128
9 Tennessee 10-2 1,077
10 North Carolina 10-2 971
11 Alabama 10-3 906
12 Virginia Tech 10-2 791
13 Louisiana State 10-2 746
14 Miami (FL) 9-3 636
15 Washington 9-3 622
16 Northwestern 9-3 594
17 Kansas State 9-3 564
18 Iowa 9-3 549
19 Syracuse 9-3 446
20 Michigan 8-4 390
21 Notre Dame 8-3 381
22 Wyoming 10-2 259
23 Texas 8-5 141
24 Army 10-2 106
25 Auburn 8-4 103

1996 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1997
Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17
Norwest Bank Sun Bowl - 12/31/1996
Stanford 38, Michigan State 0
CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl - 01/01/1997
Tennessee 48, Northwestern 28
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 01/01/1997
Penn State 38, Texas 15
Outback Bowl - 01/01/1997
Alabama 17, Michigan 14
Copper Bowl - 12/27/1996
Wisconsin 38, Utah 0
Builders Square Alamo Bowl - 12/29/1996
Iowa 27, Texas Tech 0

1996 Other Bowl Results

Nokia Sugar Bowl - 01/02/1997
Florida 52, Florida State 20
FedEx Orange Bowl - 12/31/1996
Nebraska 41, Virginia Tech 21
SW Bell Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1997
Brigham Young 19, Kansas State 15
Toyota Gator Bowl - 01/01/1997
North Carolina 20, West Virginia 13
St. Jude Liberty Bowl - 12/27/1996
Syracuse 30, Houston 17
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl - 12/28/1996
Louisiana State 10, Clemson 7
Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl - 12/31/1996
Auburn 32, Army 29
Plymouth Holiday Bowl - 12/30/1996
Colorado 33, Washington 21
Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl - 12/25/1996
Navy 42, California 38
Carquest Bowl - 12/27/1996
Miami (FL) 31, Virginia 21
Las Vegas Bowl - 12/19/1996
Nevada 18, Ball State 15