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1956 BC Lions season
Head Coach Clem Crowe
Home Field Empire Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Place 4th, W.I.F.U
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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1955 1957

The 1956 BC Lions finished the season in fourth place in the W.I.F.U with a 6–10 record and failed to make the playoffs. The Lions earned their first win over the Edmonton Eskimos on September 24th as the club continued to make improvements. Fullback By Bailey scored the first kickoff return touchdown in Lions history against Winnipeg on September 17th.

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 16 11 5 0 358 235 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 10 6 0 353 272 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 9 7 0 315 228 18
BC Lions 16 6 10 0 251 361 12
Calgary Stampeders 16 4 12 0 229 410 8

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Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Score Result Record
1 Aug 18 at Calgary Stampeders 17–14 Win 1–0
2 Aug 20 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 20–3 Win 2–0
3 Aug 27 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 18–0 Loss 2–1
4 Aug 31 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3–1 Loss 2–2
5 Sept 3 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 24–10 Loss 2–3
6 Sept 8 vs. Calgary Stampeders 45–15 Win 3–3
7 Sept 15 at Edmonton Eskimos 34–8 Loss 3–4
8 Sept 17 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16–15 Loss 3–5
9 Sept 24 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 11–1 Win 4–5
10 Sept 29 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 46–28 Loss 4–6
11 Oct 1 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34–7 Loss 4–7
12 Oct 6 vs. Calgary Stampeders 24–7 Win 5–7
13 Oct 13 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30–8 Loss 5–8
14 Oct 15 at Calgary Stampeders 22–21 Win 6–8
15 Oct 20 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 25–22 Loss 6–9
16 Oct 22 at Edmonton Eskimos 54–13 Loss 6–10

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1956 Canadian Football AwardsEdit

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ReferencesEdit


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