|1956 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
|Head coach||Terry Brennan (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)|
|1956 NCAA University Division independents football records|
|No. 6 Miami (FL)||–||8||–||1||–||1|
|No. 8 Syracuse||–||7||–||2||–||0|
|No. 13 Pittsburgh||–||7||–||3||–||1|
|No. 16 Navy||–||6||–||1||–||2|
|San Jose State||–||2||–||7||–||1|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1956 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. Paul Hornung carried the ball 94 times his senior year for 420 yards for an average of 4.5 yards per try. He completed 59 of 111 passes for a total offensive figure of 1,337 yards. He is the only Heisman winner to have played on a losing team as the Irish were 2–8 in 1956.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 22||at SMU||No. 3||L 13–19||61,000|
|October 6||Indiana||No. 17||W 20–6||58,372|
|October 13||Purdue||No. 18||L 14–28||58,778|
|October 20||No. 2 Michigan State||L 14–47||59,378|
|October 27||No. 2 Oklahoma||L 0–40||60,128|
|November 3||at Navy||L 7–33||57,773|
|November 10||at No. 20 Pittsburgh||L 13–26||58,697|
|November 17||North Carolina||W 21–14||56,793|
|November 24||at No. 3 Iowa||L 8–48||56,632|
|December 1||at No. 17 USC||L 20–28||64,538|
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
Paul Hornung, Heisman Trophy
Team players drafted into the NFL[edit | edit source]
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20071203001443/http://www.heisman.com/winners/p-hornung56.html. Retrieved 2007-12-22.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. https://web.archive.org/web/20090916003323/http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-winners.html. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
|This College football 1950s season article is a stub. You can help The American Football Database by expanding it.|