1956 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1956 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
1956 record 7–2–1 (2–1–1 MVC)
Head coach Bobby Dobbs (2nd season)
Home stadium Skelly Field
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Houston $ 4 0 0     7 2 1
Tulsa 2 1 1     7 2 1
Oklahoma A&M 2 1 1     3 5 2
Wichita 1 3 0     4 7 0
Detroit 0 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1956 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1956 college football season. In their second year under head coach Bobby Dodds, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 7–2–1 record (2–1–1 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents), finished in second place in the conference, and ranked seventh of 111 teams in scoring defense with an average of 6.7 points allowed per game.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included George Cagliola with 394 passing yards, Dick Hughes with 618 rushing yards, and Ronnie Morris with 150 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15New Mexico State*W 27–6
September 29at Cincinnati*L 6–7
October 6Marquette*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 54–0
October 13Oklahoma A&M
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
T 14–14
October 20at DetroitW 3–0
October 27Hardin–Simmons*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 27–0
November 3Pacific*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 14–13
November 10at HoustonL 0–14
November 17Texas Tech*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 10–7
November 24Wichita
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 14–6
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1956 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.