| Big West Conference|| 2–10 (1–4 Big West)|
| Pokey Allen, (4th year)|
(interim HC) (4th year)
1996 Boise State Broncos football team Wikipedia
The 1996 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season, their first in Division I-A. The Broncos competed in the Big West Conference and played their home games at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Led by fourth-year head coach Pokey Allen and interim head coach Tom Mason, Boise State finished the season 2–10 and 1–4 in conference play.
Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive muscle cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) shortly after the 1994 season, Allen underwent surgery in August 1996, then returned to coach the final two games of the season. While visiting relatives in Montana over the holidays, Allen's condition worsened and he died on December 30.