American Football Database
1956 TCU Horned Frogs football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1956 record8–3 (5–1 SWC)
Head coachAbe Martin (4th season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 46,083)
← 1955
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Template:1956 Southwest Conference football standings The 1956 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 8–3 overall and 5–1 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Abe Martin in his fourth year as head coach. The Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl Classic where they won against Syracuse by a score of 28–27.

Following the 1955 college football season, TCU expanded Amon G. Carter stadium with the addition of a two-level press box and upper deck area. The upper deck area introduced a large, block-letter stylization of the TCU logo on the seats, which measured approximately 60' x 120' feet in design. The design is visible to the opposing stands, as well as to planes descending into the DFW International Airport. Upon completion of the expansion, the official seating capacity of the stadium was raised from 37,000 to 46,083.[1]


September 22at Kansas*No. 7W 32–0
October 6ArkansasNo. 8W 41–6
October 13at Alabama*No. 4W 23–620,000
October 20at No. 14 Texas A&MNo. 4L 6–7
October 27No. 19 Miami (FL)*No. 10
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
L 0–14
November 3No. 15 Baylor
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 7–6
November 10at Texas Tech*No. 17L 7–2122,000
November 17Texas
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 46–030,000
November 24at RiceNo. 18W 20–17
December 1at SMUNo. 14W 21–632,500
January 1, 1957vs. No. 8 SyracuseNo. 14
NBCW 28–2761,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game