1996 Connecticut Huskies football team

in the NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1996 Connecticut Huskies football
ConferenceYankee Conference
DivisionNew England
Record4–6 (3–5 Yankee)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTodd Fitch (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Rapone (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
New England Division
No. 18 New Hampshire x   6 2     8 3  
Maine   5 3     7 4  
UMass   4 4     6 5  
Connecticut   3 5     4 6  
Rhode Island   2 6     4 6  
Boston University   0 8     1 10  
Mid-Atlantic Division
No. 7 William & Mary x$^   7 1     10 3  
No. 14 Villanova ^   6 2     8 4  
No. 11 Delaware ^   6 2     8 4  
No. 23 James Madison   5 3     7 4  
Northeastern   3 5     6 5  
Richmond   1 7     2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

The 1996 Connecticut Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Huskies were led by third year head coach Skip Holtz, and completed the season with a record of 4–6.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 7at Buffalo*No. 15W 20–34,509
September 14NortheasternNo. 12W 21–19
September 21at New HampshireNo. 8L 13–21
September 28at Yale*No. 16W 42–627,624[3]
October 5No. 13 VillanovaNo. 15
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 27–3813,596[4]
October 12MaineNo. 18
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 16–17
October 19Rhode IslandNo. 24
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
W 1–0[a]
October 26Hofstra*No. 23
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 16–24
November 2at Boston UniversityW 45–10
November 9at No. 22 James Madison
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 6–14
November 16at UMassL 38–397,216
  1. ^ Rhode Island forfeited the game due to the suspension of several players. The game did not count in the overall records for either team, although it did count for conference records.[5]

References

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 121. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ Conner, Desmond (September 29, 1996). "Turnovers Just Play Into Huskies' Hands". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Cats roll, 38–27, as end sets record". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 6, 1996. Retrieved April 23, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Jack Cavanaugh (October 18, 1996). "U. of Rhode Island Is Shaken by Players' Assault on Fraternity". New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
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