1956 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1956 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1956 record 4-4-1 (3-3-1 Big 10)
Head coach Ara Parseghian (1st year)
Home stadium Dyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Iowa $ 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12 Minnesota 4 1 2     6 1 2
#9 Michigan State 4 2 0     7 2 0
#15 Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Northwestern 3 3 1     4 4 1
Purdue 1 4 2     3 4 2
Illinois 1 4 2     2 5 2
Wisconsin 0 4 3     1 5 3
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1956 college football season. In their first year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 4-4-1 record (3-3-1 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in sixth place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 112 to 107.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 29, 1956 Iowa State* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 14-13   31,108
October 6, 1956 Tulane* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 13-20   32,000
October 13, 1956 at No. 17 Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN T 0-0   62,006
October 20, 1956 at No. 8 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 20-34   81,718
October 27, 1956 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 13-19   23,000
November 3, 1956 No. 6 Ohio State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 2-6   42,000
November 10, 1956 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 17-7   54,645
November 17, 1956 Purdue Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 14-0   32,000
November 24, 1956 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 14-13   40,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015.