|1956 Virginia Cavaliers football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1956 record||3–7 (1–4 ACC)|
|Head coach||Ben Martin (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Scott Stadium|
|1956 ACC football standings|
|#19 Clemson †||4||–||0||–||1||7||–||2||–||2|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1956 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. The Cavaliers were led by first-year head coach Ben Martin and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in last. Their win against Wake Forest was Virginia's first ACC victory as members of the conference, coming in their third year of membership.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 22||VMI*||W 18–0|
|September 29||Duke||L 7–40|
|October 6||Wake Forest||W 7–6|
|October 13||vs. No. 20 South Carolina||L 13–27|
|October 20||at Lehigh*||W 24–12|
|October 27||vs. No. 16 VPI*||L 7–14|
|November 3||Vanderbilt*||L 2–6|
|November 10||North Carolina||L 7–21|
|November 17||at No. 15 Navy*||L 7–34|
|November 24||at Clemson||L 0–7|
References[edit | edit source]
- "2017 Cavalier Football Fact Book". Virginia Cavaliers Athletics. p. 120. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/va/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/2017FootballFactBook82-134.pdf.
- "1956 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/acc/1956.html. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- "1956 Virginia Cavaliers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia/1956-schedule.html.