1956 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1956 Oklahoma Sooners football
National Champions
Big 7 Champions
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1956 record 10-0 (6-0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 0 0
#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 Oklahoma Sooners football team (variously "Oklahoma", "OU", or the "Sooners") represented the University of Oklahoma in the college football season of 1956-1957. It was the 62nd season of play for the Sooners. The team was led by Hall of Fame head coach Bud Wilkinson. They were led on offense by quarterback Jim Harris, and played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 North Carolina* #1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 36–0   57,559[1]
October 6 Kansas State #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 66–0   39,981[1]
October 13 vs. Texas* #1 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) NBC W 45–0   75,504[1]
October 20 at Kansas #1 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 34–12   30,129[1]
October 27 at Notre Dame* #1 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 40–0   60,128[1]
November 3 at #18 Colorado #1 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 27–19   46,563[1]
November 10 at Iowa State #1 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 44–0   11,409[1]
November 17 Missouri #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 67–14   57,647[1]
November 24 Nebraska #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry) W 54–6   50,039[1]
December 1 at Oklahoma State* #1 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) W 53–0   36,500[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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