College Football USA 96 features gridiron action of the college ranks with 108 Division 1-A teams complete with 45 man rosters for each team. It features the standard game modes including Exhibition and Season along with the ability to play in the four major bowl games (Rose, Orange, Fiesta & Sugar) in an effort to win the National Championship.
The gameplay is virtually identical to many of its competitors by passing, running, special teams, etc. It also featured a 5 receiver window at the top of the screen when the player switches to passing mode to view all available receivers at one time. Player and team stats were up to date at the time and featured classic football plays such as the Hail Mary and the Wishbone.