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 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 Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 7–27   11,000[1]
October 6 Cal Poly El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA L 0–43  
October 13 at Long Beach State[note 3] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, CA L 12–26   6,000
October 27 at Nevada Mackay Stadium[note 4]Reno, NV W 40–19  
November 3 Santa Barbara[note 5] El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 21–9  
November 9 San Diego NTS (CA) El Camino Stadium • Torrance, CA W 33–18  
November 16 Los Angeles State[note 6] 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 1937–1970. More commonly it was simply called Pepperdine College. See: Pepperdine
  2. ^ Northern Arizona University was known as Northern Arizona State College at Flagstaff from 1945–1957. See: Northern Arizona
  3. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950–1963. See: Long Beach State
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944–1956. See: UC Santa Barbara
  6. ^ California State University, Los Angeles was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947–1963. See: Cal State LA

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.