GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 1956 Season

1956 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T 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 Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Iowa 5 1 0 .833 9 1 0 .900
Minnesota 4 1 2 .714 6 1 2 .778
Michigan 5 2 0 .714 7 2 0 .778
Michigan State 4 2 0 .667 7 2 0 .778
Ohio State 4 2 0 .667 6 3 0 .667
Northwestern 3 3 1 .500 4 4 1 .500
Purdue 1 4 2 .286 3 4 2 .444
Illinois 1 4 2 .286 2 5 2 .333
Wisconsin 0 4 3 .214 1 5 3 .278
Indiana 1 5 0 .167 3 6 0 .333

Season notes:

Coached by Murray Warmath (3rd season).

1956 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
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
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 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1957
Iowa 35, Oregon State 19

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1956 Season 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