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1956 Colorado A&M Aggies football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1956 record2–7–1 (2–4–1 Skyline)
Head coachDon Mullison (1st season)
Home stadiumColorado Field
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
Template:1956 Skyline football standings

The 1956 Colorado A&M Aggies football team represented Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in the Skyline Conference during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach Don Mullison, the Aggies compiled a 2–7–1 record (2–4–1 against Skyline opponents), finished fifth in the Skyline Conference, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 314 to 156.[1][2] On defense, the team gave up an average of 31.4 points per game, ranking 110 out of 111 major college teams in scoring defense.[1]

Center Bob Weber received all-conference honors in 1956.[3] The team's statistical leaders included Jerry Callahan with 342 passing yards, Wayne Walter with 471 rushing yards, and Ron McClary with 188 receiving yards.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22at Pacific*L 14–3915,000[5]
September 29BYUT 0–0
October 6Wyoming
  • Colorado Field
  • Fort Collins, CO (rivalry)
L 12–20
October 13at Colorado*L 7–47
October 20at Utah StateL 7–46
October 27Montana
  • Colorado Field
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 34–20
November 3at Xavier*L 14–27
November 10Utah
  • Colorado Field
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 27–49
November 22at DenverL 13–39
December 1at New MexicoW 28–27
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1956 Colorado State Rams Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1956-schedule.html. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  2. "2017 Colorado State Football Media Guide". Colorado State University. 2017. pp. 164, 170. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/csurams.com/documents/2017/8/21/G145_174_2017FBmg.pdf. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  3. 2017 Media Guide, p. 174.
  4. "1956 Colorado State Rams Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1956.html. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  5. Phil Norman (September 23, 1956). "Bass Sensational in Debut; Tigers Triumph". The San Francisco Examiner: p. II-13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25091834/bass_sensational_in_debut_tigers/.
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