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1956 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1956 record7–3 (5–2 PCC)
Head coachRed Sanders (8th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Oregon State 6 1 1     7 3 1
#18 USC 5 2 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 3 3 2     4 4 2
Stanford 3 4 0     4 6 0
Washington State 2 5 1     3 6 1
California 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 4 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth year under head coach Red Sanders, the Bruins compiled a 7–3 record (5–2 conference) and finished in third place in the Pacific Coast Conference.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1956 were quarterback Doug Bradley with 293 passing yards each, Barry Billington with 399 rushing yards, and Dick Wallen with 308 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21Utah*No. 17W 13-737,038[3]
September 29at No. 13 Michigan*L 13-4270,159
October 5Oregon
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 6-032,097
October 13Washington State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28-027,192
October 20at CaliforniaW 34-2048,000[4]
October 27at Oregon StateL 7-2117,080
November 3No. 10 Stanford
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 14-1376,505[5]
November 10at WashingtonNo. 19W 13-927,950
November 17Kansas*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 13-021,913[6]
November 24USC
L 7-1063,709
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[7]

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