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1956 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1956 record3–6–1 (2–4 Big 7)
Head coachChuck Mather (3rd season)
CaptainGalen Wahlmeier
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 0 0
#20 Colorado 4 1 1     8 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 2 4 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0     2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their third season under head coach Chuck Mather, the Jayhawks compiled a 3–6–1 record (2–4 against conference opponents), finished tied for fifth in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 215 to 163.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Homer Floyd with 638 rushing yards, Charlie McCue with 48 points scored, and Wally Strauch with 596 passing yards.[3] Galen Wahlmeier was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22No. 7 TCU*L 0–32
September 29Pacific*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
T 27–27
October 6Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 25–26
October 13at Iowa StateW 25–14
October 20No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 12–34
October 26at Oklahoma A&M*W 21–13
November 3at Kansas StateW 20–15
November 10Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 20–26
November 17at UCLA*L 0–13
December 1at MissouriL 13–15
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1956 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1956-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127, 131, 138.
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