1956 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1956 Oregon State Beavers football
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 19–35 vs. Iowa
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 10
1956 record 7–3–1 (6–1–1 PCC)
Head coach Tommy Prothro
Home stadium Parker Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Oregon State $ 6 1 1     7 3 1
No. 18 USC 5 2 0     8 2 0
UCLA 5 2 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 3 3 2     4 4 2
Stanford 3 4 0     4 6 0
Washington State 2 5 1     3 6 1
California 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College in the 1956 NCAA college football season. The Beavers ended the season with a record of 7–3–1. The team captains were Dick Corrick and Gerry Laird. The Beavers scored 203 points and allowed 166 points. Led by head coach Tommy Prothro, Oregon State won the Pacific Coast Conference championship and represented the conference in the Rose Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

The Beavers finished the season with a 7–3–1 record, 6–1–1 in the Pacific Coast Conference. Ranks are based on the time the game was played.

Date Opponent Rank Site Beaver points Opponents Attendance Record
September 22 @ Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri 19 13 22,000 1-0
September 28 @ #6 Southern California Los Angeles Coliseum • Los Angeles 13 21 53,714 1-1
October 6 @ #20 Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa 13 14 41,027 1-2
October 13 California Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon 21 13 14,125 2-2
October 20 @ Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, Washington 21 6 14,500 3-2
October 27 UCLA Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon 21 7 17,080 4-2
November 3 vs. Washington #17 Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon 28 20 32,890 5-2
November 10 @ Stanford #14 Stanford StadiumStanford, California 20 9 65,000 6-2
November 17 @ Idaho #11 Neale StadiumMoscow, Idaho 14 10 5,000 7-2
November 24 Oregon #11 Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon 14 14 17,300 7-2-1
January 1 vs. #3 Iowa #10 Rose BowlPasadena, California 19 35 100,000 7-3-1

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Vern Ellison Guard 12 138 Pittsburgh Steelers
Sam Wesley Back 30 359 Chicago Bears

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/OregonState.htm
  2. ^ http://www.osubeavers.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/orst/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/08-mg-sec15
  3. ^ 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport
  4. ^ "1957 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-08.