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1956 Football Results

Gopher Football 1956 Season

  • Head Coach: Murray Warmath (3rd season)
  • Overall Record: 6 - 1 - 2
  • Conference Record: 4 - 1 - 2

1956 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/29/1956 @ Washington (5-5) W 34-14
10/06/1956 Purdue (3-4-2) W 21-14
10/13/1956 Northwestern (4-4-1) T 0-0
10/20/1956 Illinois (2-5-2) W 16-13
10/27/1956 @ Michigan (7-2) W 20-7
11/03/1956 Homecoming
Pittsburgh (7-3-1)
W 9-6
11/10/1956 Iowa (9-1) L 0-7
11/17/1956 Michigan State (7-2) W 14-13
11/24/1956 @ Wisconsin (1-5-3) T 13-13

1956 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Iowa 5-1-0 9-1-0
Minnesota 4-1-2 6-1-2
Michigan 5-2-0 7-2-0
Michigan State 4-2-0 7-2-0
Ohio State 4-2-0 6-3-0
Northwestern 3-3-1 4-4-1
Purdue 1-4-2 3-4-2
Illinois 1-4-2 2-5-2
Wisconsin 0-4-3 1-5-3
Indiana 1-5-0 3-6-0

1956 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Oklahoma 10-0-0
2 Tennessee 10-1-0
3 Iowa 9-1-0
4 Georgia Tech 10-1-0
5 Texas A&M 9-0-1
6 Miami (FL) 8-1-1
7 Michigan 7-2-0
8 Syracuse 7-2-0
9 Michigan State 7-2-0
10 Oregon State 7-3-1
11 Baylor 9-2-0
12 Minnesota 6-1-2
13 Pittsburgh 7-3-1
14 Texas Christian 8-3-0
15 Ohio State 6-3-0
16 Navy 6-1-2
17 George Washington 8-1-1
18 Southern California 8-2-0
19 Clemson 7-2-2
20 Colorado 8-2-1

1956 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Oklahoma 10-0-0
2 Tennessee 10-1-0
3 Iowa 9-1-0
4 Georgia Tech 10-1-0
5 Texas A&M 9-0-1
6 Miami (FL) 8-1-1
7 Michigan 7-2-0
8 Syracuse 7-2-0
9 Minnesota 6-1-2
10 Michigan State 7-2-0
11 Baylor 9-2-0
12 Pittsburgh 7-3-1
13 Oregon State 7-3-1
14 Texas Christian 8-3-0
15 Southern California 8-2-0
16 Wyoming 10-0-0
17 Yale 8-1-0
18 Colorado 8-2-1
19 Navy 6-1-2
20 Duke 5-4-1

1956 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1957
Iowa 35, Oregon State 19

1956 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1957
Colorado 27, Clemson 21
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1957
Baylor 13, Tennessee 7
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1957
Texas Christian 28, Syracuse 27
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1957
George Washington 13, Texas-El Paso 0
Gator Bowl - 12/29/1956
Georgia Tech 21, Pittsburgh 14
Tangerine Bowl - 01/01/1957
West Texas A&M 20, Southern Mississippi 13