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 (5th season)
Home stadium Alumni Field
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Connecticut $ 3 0 1     6 2 1
Maine 3 1 0     5 2 0
New Hampshire 2 1 1     3 4 1
Vermont 1 2 0     2 5 0
UMass 1 3 0     2 5 1
Rhode Island 1 4 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site 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 FieldAmherst, MA (Rivalry) 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 (Rivalry) L 7–28    
#Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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