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1956 Clemson Tigers football
ACC Champion
Orange Bowl, L 21–27 to Colorado
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 19
1956 record7–2–2 (4–0–1 ACC)
Head coachFrank Howard
CaptainCharlie Bussey
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#19 Clemson 4 0 1     7 2 2
Duke 4 1 0     5 4 1
South Carolina 5 2 0     7 3 0
Maryland 2 2 1     2 7 1
North Carolina 2 3 1     2 7 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 1     2 5 3
Virginia 1 4 0     3 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22* Presbyterian Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 27–7
September 29* at #19 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL T 20–20
October 6 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) W 13–7
October 13 at Wake Forest Bowman Gray StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 17–0
October 25 at South Carolina #20 Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 7–0
November 3* #16 Virginia Tech #13 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 21–6
November 10 at Maryland #11 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD T 6–6
November 16* at #8 Miami (FL) #13 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL L 0–21
November 24 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 7–0
December 1* Furman Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 28–7
January 1* vs. #20 Colorado #19 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL L 21–27
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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