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1956 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1956 record3–7 (1–4 ACC)
Head coachBen Martin (1st season)
CaptainHenry Jordan[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 24,500)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#19 Clemson 4 0 1     7 2 2
Duke 4 1 0     5 4 1
South Carolina 5 2 0     7 3 0
Maryland 2 2 1     2 7 1
North Carolina 2 3 1     2 7 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 1     2 5 3
Virginia 1 4 0     3 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll[2]

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.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22VMI*W 18–0
September 29Duke
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 7–40
October 6Wake Forest
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 7–6
October 13vs. No. 20 South CarolinaL 13–27
October 20at Lehigh*W 24–12
October 27vs. No. 16 VPI*L 7–14
November 3Vanderbilt*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 2–6
November 10North Carolina
L 7–21
November 17at No. 15 Navy*L 7–34
November 24at ClemsonL 0–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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