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1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season

1996 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1996
Duration November 30 – December 21, 1996
Championship site Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
Champion Marshall Thundering Herd
Payton Award Archie AmersonRB (Northern Arizona)
Buchanan Award Dexter CoakleyLB (Appalachian State)
Division I-AA football season

The 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1996, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 21, 1996, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The Marshall Thundering Herd won their second I-AA championship, defeating the defending national champion Montana Grizzlies by a final score of 49−29[1]


  • Conference standings 1
  • Conference champions 2
  • Postseason 3
    • NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket 3.1
  • References 4

Conference standings

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Montana
Gateway Football Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Dartmouth
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – Duquesne
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Florida A&M
Northeast ConferenceMonmouth and Robert Morris
Ohio Valley Conference – Murray State
Patriot League – Bucknell
Pioneer Football League – Dayton
Southern Conference – Marshall
Southland Conference – Troy State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – William & Mary


NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

  First Round
November 30
Campus Sites
December 7
Campus Sites
December 14
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 21
Edwards Stadium
Huntington, WV
 Nicholls State 3  
 Montana* 48  
   Montana* 44  
   East Tennessee State 14  
 Villanova 29
 East Tennessee State* 35  
   Montana* 70  
   Troy State 7  
 Florida A&M 25  
 Troy State* 29  
   Troy State* 31
   Murray State 3  
 Western Illinois 6
 Murray State* 34  
   Montana 29
   Marshall 49
 Delaware 14  
 Marshall* 59  
   Marshall* 54
   Furman 0  
 Furman 42
 Northern Arizona* 31  
   Marshall* 31
   Northern Iowa 14  
 Eastern Illinois 14  
 Northern Iowa* 21  
   Northern Iowa* 38
   William & Mary 35  
 Jackson State 6
 William & Mary* 45  

* Denotes host institution


  1. ^ "1996 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. p. 15. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 

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