1956 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1956 record4–6 (2–4 Skyline)
Head coachDick Clausen (1st season)
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
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Template:1956 Skyline football standings The 1956 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Skyline Conference during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their first season under head coach Dick Clausen, the Lobos compiled a 4–6 record (2–4 against Skyline opponents), finished in a tie for fifth in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 205 to 167.[1][2]

On December 29, 1955, the university announced the hiring of Dick Clausen as the new head football coach. Clausen had been the head coach at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 1948 to 1955.[3]


September 22at [[{{{school}}}|New Mexico A&M]]*
W 14–67,000[4]
September 29Utah StateW 27–19
October 6at Texas Western*L 0–34
October 13at WyomingL 13–20
October 20Arizona*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
L 12–2613,127[5]
October 26at DenverL 14–20
November 3at BYU
L 12–33
November 17Montanadagger
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 14–13
November 24San Diego State*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 34–66,000[6]
December 1Colorado A&M
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 27–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming


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