1996 Independence Bowl

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1996 Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl
1234 Total
Army 07022 29
Auburn 1010120 32
DateDecember 31, 1996
StadiumIndependence Stadium
LocationShreveport, Louisiana
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersCraig Bolerjack (Play by Play)
Rod Gilmore (Analyst)
Merril Hoge (Sideline)
Independence Bowl
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The 1996 Independence Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana between the Army Cadets and the Auburn Tigers on December 31, 1996. The game was the final contest of the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 32–29 victory for Auburn, after Jay Parker's 27-yard field goal went wide right. [1][2]

Scoring summary[edit]

First Quarter

  • Auburn: Holmes 31-yard field goal
  • Auburn: Goodson 30-yard touchdown pass from Craig (Holmes kick)

Second Quarter

  • Auburn: Gosha 7-yard touchdown pass from Craig, (Holmes kick)
  • Auburn: Holmes 49-yard field goal
  • Army: Williams 3-yard touchdown run, (Parker kick)

Third Quarter

  • Auburn: Craig 33-yard touchdown run
  • Auburn: Williams 18-yard touchdown run

Fourth Quarter

  • Army: Perry 12-yard touchdown run, (Parker kick)
  • Army: B. Williams 1-yard touchdown run, (Parker kick)
  • Army: Richardson 30-yard touchdown pass from McAda (Williams run)


  1. ^ Bolding, Mark. "Independence Bowl 1996". mmbolding.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-19. Retrieved 2015-07-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)