1956 Florida Gators football team

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1956 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1956 record 6–3–1 (5–2 3rd SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Tennessee $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
#4 Georgia Tech 7 1 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 2 0     6 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 3 0
Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 4 0
Tulane 3 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     5 5 0
Alabama 2 5 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 6 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 6 0     3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1956 college football season. The season was the seventh for Bob Woodruff as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators were led by All-American tackle John Barrow, quarterback Jimmy Dunn, two-way halfbacks Joe Brodsky, Bernie Parrish, Jim Rountree and Jackie Simpson, and defensive back John Symank. The highlights of the season included conference road wins over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (26–0) in Starkville, Mississippi, the Vanderbilt Commodores 21–7 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the LSU Tigers 21–6 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a shutout Homecoming victory over the Auburn Tigers (20–0), and a second consecutive win over the Georgia Bulldogs (28–0). Woodruff's 1956 Florida Gators started a promising 6–1–1, but lost their final two games to finish 6–3–1 overall and 5–2 in the Southeastern Conference, placing third in the SEC among twelve teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
9–22–1956 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 26–0  
9–29–1956 Clemson* No. 19 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida T 20–20  
10–6–1956 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 8–17  
10–13–1956 Rice* Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 7–0  
11–20–1956 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 21–7  
10–27–1956 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana W 21–6  
11–3–1956 Auburn Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) W 20–0  
11–10–1956 Georgia No. 13 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 28–0  
11–24–1956 No. 5 Georgia Tech No. 13 Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida L 0–28  
12–1–1956 No. 6 Miami* No. 18 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–20  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.