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1996 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 74-56, .569 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.94 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 5.58 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Northwestern and Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State)

44 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Aug 31, 1996 Sat (12) Michigan 20 Illinois 8
2 Aug 31, 1996 Sat Michigan State 52 Purdue 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
3 Sep 28, 1996 Sat (25) Northwestern 35 @ Indiana 17
4 Sep 28, 1996 Sat (3) Penn State 23 @ Wisconsin 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Oct 5, 1996 Sat Illinois 46 Indiana 43
6 Oct 5, 1996 Sat Iowa 37 Michigan State 30
7 Oct 5, 1996 Sat (22) Northwestern 17 (6) Michigan 16
8 Oct 5, 1996 Sat (3) Ohio State 38 (4) Penn State 7
9 Oct 5, 1996 Sat Purdue 30 Minnesota 27
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
10 Oct 12, 1996 Sat Iowa 31 @ Indiana 10
11 Oct 12, 1996 Sat Michigan State 42 Illinois 14
12 Oct 12, 1996 Sat (15) Northwestern 26 Minnesota 24
13 Oct 12, 1996 Sat (2) Ohio State 17 Wisconsin 14
14 Oct 12, 1996 Sat (10) Penn State 31 Purdue 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Oct 19, 1996 Sat Iowa 21 @ (10) Penn State 20
16 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (13) Michigan 27 Indiana 20
17 Oct 19, 1996 Sat Michigan State 27 @ Minnesota 9
18 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (14) Northwestern 34 @ Wisconsin 30
19 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (2) Ohio State 42 @ Purdue 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (10) Michigan 44 @ Minnesota 10
21 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Michigan State 30 Wisconsin 13
22 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (11) Northwestern 27 Illinois 24
23 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (2) Ohio State 38 @ (20) Iowa 26
24 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (17) Penn State 48 @ Indiana 26
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
25 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (25) Iowa 31 @ Illinois 21
26 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (9) Michigan 45 Michigan State 29
27 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (2) Ohio State 45 Minnesota 0
28 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (15) Penn State 34 (11) Northwestern 9
29 Nov 2, 1996 Sat Wisconsin 33 Purdue 25
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
30 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Michigan State 38 Indiana 15
31 Nov 9, 1996 Sat (18) Northwestern 40 @ (23) Iowa 13
32 Nov 9, 1996 Sat (2) Ohio State 48 @ Illinois 0
33 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Purdue 9 (9) Michigan 3
34 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Wisconsin 45 Minnesota 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
35 Nov 16, 1996 Sat Iowa 31 Wisconsin 0
36 Nov 16, 1996 Sat Minnesota 23 Illinois 21
37 Nov 16, 1996 Sat (13) Northwestern 27 Purdue 24
38 Nov 16, 1996 Sat (2) Ohio State 27 @ Indiana 17
39 Nov 16, 1996 Sat (11) Penn State 29 @ (16) Michigan 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
40 Nov 23, 1996 Sat Indiana 33 @ Purdue 16
41 Nov 23, 1996 Sat (24) Iowa 43 @ Minnesota 24
42 Nov 23, 1996 Sat (21) Michigan 13 @ (2) Ohio State 9
43 Nov 23, 1996 Sat (7) Penn State 32 Michigan State 29
44 Nov 23, 1996 Sat Wisconsin 35 @ Illinois 15