| Southland Conference|
| 3–8 (3–6 Southland)|
| Larry Kennan (5th year)|
Tony Marciano (7th year)
Brian Gamble (5th year)
The 2016 Incarnate Word Cardinals football team represented the University of the Incarnate Word in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. This was the Cardinals' final transition season of collegiate football at the FCS level. They were led by fifth year head coach Larry Kennan. They played their home games at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. They finished the season 3–8, 3–6 in Southland play to finish in a tie for eighth place.
2016 Incarnate Word Cardinals football team Wikipedia
All Incarnate Word games will be broadcast on Texas Sports Radio Network with the voices of Gabe Farias and Shawn Morris. KUIW Radio will also produce a student media broadcast every week, that will be available online, and they will provide streaming of all non-televised home games via UIWtv.
The Cardinals finished the season 6–5, 5–4 in Southland play to finish in fourth place.
The following Cardinals received postseason honors for the 2016 season:
All-Southland Conference Second-Team
AP Kody Edwards - Junior
LB Josh Zellars - Senior
All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention
OL Draven Taylor - Junior
PR Jordan Hicks - Senior