1956 UMass Redmen football team

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1956 UMass Redmen football
Conference Yankee Conference
1956 record 2–5–1 (1–4 YC)
Head coach Charlie O'Rourke
Home stadium Alumni Field
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The 1956 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1956 college football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in the NCAA's newly created College Division. The team was coached by Charlie O'Rourke and played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. UMass finished the season with a record of 2–5–1 overall and 1–4 in conference play.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 at American International* Springfield, MA T 6–6  
September 29 at Boston University* Nickerson FieldBoston, MA L 6–19  
October 13 at Connecticut Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 6–71  
October 20 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI L 13–34  
October 27 Northeastern* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA W 12–6  
November 3 at Vermont Centennial FieldBurlington, VT W 26–19  
November 10 Brandeis* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 7–47  
November 17 New Hampshire Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 7–28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


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