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1996 Western Athletic Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 91-95, .489 W-L% (8th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.66 (8th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.43 (8th of 11)

Division Champions: Wyoming (Mountain) and Brigham Young (Pacific)
Conference Champion: Brigham Young (Won Championship Game 28-25)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Brigham Young and Wyoming)

66 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Aug 31, 1996 Sat Air Force 45 San Jose State 0
2 Aug 31, 1996 Sat Southern Methodist 17 Tulsa 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
3 Sep 7, 1996 Sat Air Force 65 @ Nevada-Las Vegas 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Sep 14, 1996 Sat Utah 21 @ Southern Methodist 17
5 Sep 14, 1996 Sat Wyoming 66 Hawaii 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 21, 1996 Sat Brigham Young 17 New Mexico 14
7 Sep 21, 1996 Sat Colorado State 35 Nevada-Las Vegas 16
8 Sep 21, 1996 Sat San Jose State 26 Texas-El Paso 25
9 Sep 21, 1996 Sat Utah 45 Fresno State 17
10 Sep 21, 1996 Sat Wyoming 22 Air Force 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Sep 28, 1996 Sat Air Force 45 Rice 17
12 Sep 28, 1996 Sat (24) Brigham Young 31 Southern Methodist 3
13 Sep 28, 1996 Sat Fresno State 20 Hawaii 0
14 Sep 28, 1996 Sat New Mexico 27 Texas Christian 7
15 Sep 28, 1996 Sat Wyoming 33 @ Nevada-Las Vegas 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Oct 5, 1996 Sat Colorado State 28 @ Hawaii 16
17 Oct 5, 1996 Sat Rice 38 New Mexico 21
18 Oct 5, 1996 Sat (24) Utah 34 @ Texas-El Paso 27
19 Oct 5, 1996 Sat (25) Wyoming 45 @ San Jose State 22
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Oct 11, 1996 Fri San Diego State 56 Hawaii 8
21 Oct 12, 1996 Sat (19) Brigham Young 63 Nevada-Las Vegas 28
22 Oct 12, 1996 Sat Fresno State 28 San Jose State 18
23 Oct 12, 1996 Sat Texas Christian 18 Texas-El Paso 0
24 Oct 12, 1996 Sat Tulsa 20 Colorado State 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
25 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (18) Brigham Young 55 @ Tulsa 30
26 Oct 19, 1996 Sat Colorado State 36 San Jose State 13
27 Oct 19, 1996 Sat Hawaii 38 Nevada-Las Vegas 28
28 Oct 19, 1996 Sat Rice 35 Southern Methodist 17
29 Oct 19, 1996 Sat San Diego State 48 @ New Mexico 42
30 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (24) Utah 21 Texas Christian 7
31 Oct 19, 1996 Sat (23) Wyoming 42 Fresno State 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
32 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Air Force 34 Hawaii 7
33 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (15) Brigham Young 45 @ Texas Christian 21
34 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Colorado State 27 San Diego State 18
35 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Fresno State 34 @ Nevada-Las Vegas 23
36 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Rice 48 @ Texas-El Paso 21
37 Oct 26, 1996 Sat Southern Methodist 52 New Mexico 31
38 Oct 26, 1996 Sat (21) Utah 45 Tulsa 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
39 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (13) Brigham Young 40 Texas-El Paso 18
40 Nov 2, 1996 Sat Colorado State 42 @ Air Force 41
41 Nov 2, 1996 Sat New Mexico 34 @ Tulsa 23
42 Nov 2, 1996 Sat Rice 51 (20) Utah 10
43 Nov 2, 1996 Sat San Diego State 49 @ San Jose State 20
44 Nov 2, 1996 Sat Texas Christian 42 Nevada-Las Vegas 34
45 Nov 2, 1996 Sat (17) Wyoming 59 Southern Methodist 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
46 Nov 7, 1996 Thu San Diego State 28 (16) Wyoming 24
47 Nov 9, 1996 Sat (12) Brigham Young 49 Rice 0
48 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Colorado State 42 @ Fresno State 20
49 Nov 9, 1996 Sat San Jose State 38 @ Hawaii 17
50 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Southern Methodist 30 @ Texas-El Paso 0
51 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Texas Christian 31 @ Tulsa 24
52 Nov 9, 1996 Sat Utah 31 @ New Mexico 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
53 Nov 16, 1996 Sat Air Force 44 @ Fresno State 38
54 Nov 16, 1996 Sat (10) Brigham Young 45 @ Hawaii 14
55 Nov 16, 1996 Sat Nevada-Las Vegas 44 San Diego State 42
56 Nov 16, 1996 Sat Rice 30 @ Texas Christian 17
57 Nov 16, 1996 Sat Tulsa 38 @ Texas-El Paso 21
58 Nov 16, 1996 Sat (23) Wyoming 25 @ Colorado State 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
59 Nov 21, 1996 Thu Southern Methodist 27 Texas Christian 24
60 Nov 23, 1996 Sat (8) Brigham Young 37 @ Utah 17
61 Nov 23, 1996 Sat New Mexico 44 Texas-El Paso 17
62 Nov 23, 1996 Sat Rice 42 Tulsa 14
63 Nov 23, 1996 Sat San Diego State 31 Fresno State 21
64 Nov 23, 1996 Sat San Jose State 31 Nevada-Las Vegas 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
65 Nov 28, 1996 Thu San Diego State 28 Air Force 23
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
66 Dec 7, 1996 Sat (6) Brigham Young 28 (20) Wyoming 25 WAC Championship (Las Vegas, NV)