1956 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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1956 TCU Horned Frogs football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 14
1956 record 8–3 (5–1 SWC)
Head coach Abe Martin (4th season)
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 46,083)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Texas A&M $ 6 0 0     9 0 1
No. 14 TCU 5 1 0     8 3 0
No. 11 Baylor 4 2 0     9 2 0
Arkansas 3 3 0     6 4 0
SMU 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 5 0     4 6 0
Texas 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1956 college football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 8–3 overall and 5–1 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Abe Martin in his fourth year as head coach. The Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl Classic where they won against Syracuse by a score of 28–27.

Following the 1955 college football season, TCU expanded Amon G. Carter stadium with the addition of a two-level press box and upper deck area. The upper deck area introduced a large, block-letter stylization of the TCU logo on the seats, which measured approximately 60' x 120' feet in design. The design is visible to the opposing stands, as well as to planes descending into the DFW International Airport. Upon completion of the expansion, the official seating capacity of the stadium was raised from 37,000 to 46,083.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 at Kansas* No. 7 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 32–0   -
October 6 Arkansas No. 8 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas W 41–6   -
October 13 at Alabama* No. 4 Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama W 23–6   20,000
October 20 at No. 14 Texas A&M No. 4 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas L 6–7   -
October 27 No. 19 Miami (FL)* No. 10 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas L 0–14   -
November 3 No. 15 Baylor Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas (The Revivalry) W 7–6   -
November 10 at Texas Tech No. 17 Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 7–21   -
November 17 Texas Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas W 46–0   30,000
November 24 at Rice No. 18 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 20–17   -
December 1 at SMU No. 14 Cotton BowlDallas, Texas (Battle for the Iron Skillet) W 21–6   32,500
January 1 vs. No. 8 Syracuse No. 14 Cotton BowlDallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) NBC W 28–27   61,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amon G. Carter Stadium – Expansion". Gofrogs.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "1956 TCU Horned Frogs". Retrieved 28 July 2016.