1956 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1956 Syracuse Orangemen football
Cotton Bowl Classic, Loss, v. Texas Christian, 27-28
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1956 record 7-2
Head coach Ben Schwartzwalder
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »

The 1956 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1956 NCAA University Division college football season. The offense scored 230 points, while the defense allowed 117 points. The Orange participated in the Cotton Bowl Classic, which was played on January 1, 1957.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Orangemen points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 22 @ Maryland Win 26 12 1-0
2 Sept. 29 @ Pittsburgh Loss 7 14 1-1
3 Oct. 13 West Virginia Win 27 20 2-1
4 Oct. 20 Army Win 7 0 3-1
5 Oct. 27 @ Boston University Win 21 7 4-1
6 Nov. 3 Penn State Win 13 9 5-1
7 Nov. 10 Holy Cross Win 41 20 6-1
8 Nov. 17 Colgate Win 61 7 7-1

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1956 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jim Brown 1 6 Running Back Cleveland Browns
Jimmy Ridlon 4 39 Defensive Back 49ers
Bill E. Brown 9 108 Linebacker Chicago Bears
Jerry Cashman 14 158 Tackle Eagle

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Jim Brown, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player

References[edit]