1956 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1956 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1956 record 3–6–1 (2–4 Big 7)
Head coach Chuck Mather (3rd season)
Captain Galen Wahlmeier
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
No. 20 Colorado 4 1 1     8 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Nebraska 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 2 4 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1956 college football season. In their third season under head coach Chuck Mather, the Jayhawks compiled a 3–6–1 record (2–4 against conference opponents), finished tied for fifth in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 215 to 163.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Homer Floyd with 638 rushing yards, Charlie McCue with 48 points scored, and Wally Strauch with 596 passing yards.[3] Galen Wahlmeier was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22No. 7 TCU*L 0–32 
September 29Pacific*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
T 27–27 
October 6Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 25–26 
October 13at Iowa StateW 25–14 
October 20No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 12–34 
October 26at Oklahoma A&M*W 21–13 
November 3at Kansas StateW 20–15 
November 10Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 20–26 
November 17at UCLA*L 0–13 
December 1at MissouriL 13–15 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. ^ 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127, 131, 138.