1956 Florida Gators football team

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1956 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1956 record 6–3–1 (5–2 SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff (7th season)
Home stadium Florida Field
(Capacity: 39,800)[1]
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 4 Georgia Tech 7 1 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 2 0     6 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 3 0
Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 4 0
Tulane 3 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     5 5 0
Alabama 2 5 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 6 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 6 0     3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1956 college football season. The season was the seventh for Bob Woodruff as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators were led by All-American tackle John Barrow, quarterback Jimmy Dunn, two-way halfbacks Joe Brodsky, Bernie Parrish, Jim Rountree and Jackie Simpson, and defensive back John Symank. The highlights of the season included conference road wins over the Mississippi State Maroons (26–0) in Starkville, Mississippi, the Vanderbilt Commodores 21–7 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the LSU Tigers 21–6 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a shutout homecoming victory over the Auburn Tigers (20–0), and a second consecutive win over the Georgia Bulldogs (28–0). Woodruff's 1956 Florida Gators started a promising 6–1–1, but lost their final two games to finish 6–3–1 overall and 5–2 in the Southeastern Conference, placing third in the SEC among twelve teams.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 26–0  
September 29 Clemson* No. 19 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida T 20–20  
October 6 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 8–17  
October 13 Rice* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 7–0  
October 20 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 21–7  
October 27 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 21–6  
November 3 Auburndagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 20–0  
November 10 Georgia No. 13 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 28–0  
November 24 No. 5 Georgia Tech No. 13 Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–28  
December 1 No. 6 Miami (FL)* No. 18 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Sports Publicity. "University of Florida 1956 Football Brochure" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.