|1956 TCU Horned Frogs football|
|1956 record||8–3 (5–1 SWC)|
|Head coach||Abe Martin (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Amon G. Carter Stadium|
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.
|September 22||at Kansas*||No. 7||W 32–0|
|October 6||Arkansas||No. 8||W 41–6|
|October 13||at Alabama*||No. 4||W 23–6||20,000|
|October 20||at No. 14 Texas A&M||No. 4||L 6–7|
|October 27||No. 19 Miami (FL)*||No. 10||L 0–14|
|November 3||No. 15 Baylor||W 7–6|
|November 10||at Texas Tech*||No. 17||L 7–21||22,000|
|November 17||Texas||W 46–0||30,000|
|November 24||at Rice||No. 18||W 20–17|
|December 1||at SMU||No. 14||W 21–6||32,500|
|January 1, 1957||vs. No. 8 Syracuse||No. 14||NBC||W 28–27||61,500|
- ↑ "Amon G. Carter Stadium – Expansion". Gofrogs.com. http://www.gofrogs.com/facilities/tcu-facilities-football.html. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- ↑ "1956 TCU Horned Frogs". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-christian/1956-schedule.html. Retrieved July 28, 2016.