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BYU completes the longest season in Division I college football history and plays in its first ever New Year’s Day bowl game with a 19-15 Cotton Bowl victory over Kansas State. BYU finishes the season with a 14-1 record and a No. 5 national ranking in both polls, its highest ranking since 1984. QB Steve Sarkisian leads the nation in pass efficiency with a 173.6 rating. The Cougars finish sixth in the nation in total offense with 478 yards per game. The defense leads the WAC in rushing yards allowed (124.6), total yards allowed (316.3) and points allowed (18.7). James Dye finishes second in the nation in punt returns with a 17.6 average. BYU wins the inaugural WAC Championship game with a 28-25 victory over Wyoming in Las Vegas, Nevada. BYU goes undefeated in the WAC, giving LaVell Edwards his 18th career title


See main page 1996 Schedule


See main page: 1996 Roster