1956 Pepperdine Waves football team

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1956 Pepperdine Waves football
Conference Independent
1956 record 6–3
Head coach John Scolinos (2nd season)
Home stadium El Camino Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →

The 1956 Pepperdine Waves football team represented George Pepperdine College[note 1] during the 1956 NCAA College Division football season.

Pepperdine competed as an Independent in 1956. The team was led by second-year head coach John Scolinos and played home games at El Camino Stadium on the campus of El Camino College in Torrance, California. They finished the season with a record of six wins and three losses (6–3).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 at Northern Arizona[note 2] Skidmore Field • Flagstaff, AZ W 14–12  
September 29 at San Diego State[note 3] Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 7–27   11,000[1]
October 6 Cal Poly[note 4] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA L 0–43  
October 13 at Long Beach State[note 5] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, CA L 12–26   6,000
October 27 at Nevada Mackay Stadium[note 6]Reno, NV W 40–19  
November 3 Santa Barbara[note 7] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 21–9  
November 9 San Diego NTS (CA)[note 8] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 33–18  
November 16 Los Angeles State[note 9] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA ("Old Shoe" Rivalry) W 15–14  
November 24 Whittier El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 23–13   1,800
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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Pepperdine players were selected in the 1957 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937 to 1970.
  2. ^ Northern Arizona University was known as Arizona State College at Flagstaff from 1945 to 1957.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
  5. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950 to 1963.
  6. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Mackay Stadium, which was opened for the 1966 season."University of Nevada, Reno; Mackay Stadium". Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1957.
  8. ^ The Naval Training Center San Diego (Naval Training Station) was a U.S. Navy facility from 1923 to 1997.
  9. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 30, 1956). "Aztecs Shine In Home Debut; Lash Peps, 27-7". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  2. ^ "1956 - Pepperdine". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Grenley, Dave (June 3, 2010). "The History of Pepperdine Football". Pepperdine Waves. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1957 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Pepperdine Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 15, 2017.