1996 Cornell Big Red football team

The 1996 Cornell Big Red football team was an American football team that represented Cornell University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Cornell tied for third in the Ivy League.

American college football season
1996Cornell Big Red football
Conference Ivy League
1996 record 4–6 (4–3 Ivy)
Head coach
Captains
  • Steve Busch
  • Chad Levitt
  • Seth Payne
  • Brian Weidel
Home stadium Schoellkopf Field
Seasons
 1995
1997 

1996 Ivy League football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 17 Dartmouth $   7 0     10 0  
Columbia   5 2     8 2  
Brown   4 3     5 5  
Cornell   4 3     4 6  
Penn   3 4     5 5  
Harvard   2 5     4 6  
Princeton   2 5     3 7  
Yale   1 6     2 8  
  • $ Conference champion

Rankings from The Sports Network poll

In its seventh season under head coach Jim Hofher, the team compiled a 4–6 record and was outscored 280 to 221. Steve Busch, Chad Levitt, Seth Payne and Brian Weidel were team captains.[1]

Cornell’s 4–3 conference record tied for third place in the Ivy League standings. The Big Red were outscored 178 to 157 by Ivy opponents.[2]

Cornell played its home games at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, New York.

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Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 21 Princeton W 33–27 2OT 14,120 [3]
September 28 at Lafayette* L 19–30 5,828 [4]
October 5 at Buffalo* L 24–41 9,177 [5]
October 12 at Harvard W 20–13 8,700 [6]
October 19 Colgate*
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
L 21–31 5,943 [7]
October 26 Dartmouth
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY (rivalry)
L 21–38 8,226 [8]
November 2 Brown
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY
L 21–35 8,202 [9]
November 9 at Yale W 28–20 7,655 [10]
November 16 at Columbia L 10–24 7,055 [11]
November 23 Penn
  • Schoellkopf Field
  • Ithaca, NY (rivalry)
W 24–21 5,223 [12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Homecoming

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