1956 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1956 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1956 record 2–5–3 (1–5–1 ACC)
Head coach Paul Amen (1st year)
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#19 Clemson $ 4 0 1     7 2 2
Duke 4 1 0     5 4 1
South Carolina 5 2 0     7 3 0
Maryland 2 2 1     2 7 1
North Carolina 2 3 1     2 7 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 1     2 5 3
Virginia 1 4 0     3 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1956 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1956 college football season. In their first season under head coach Paul Amen, the Demon Deacons compiled a 2–5–3 record and finished in seventh place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 1–5–1 record against conference opponents.[2]

Halfback Billy Ray Barnes rushed for over 1,000 yards and was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team player on the 1956 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result
09/22/1956 at William & Mary Williamsburg, VA W 39-0
09/29/1956* Maryland Winston-Salem, NC L 0-6
10/06/1956* at Virginia Charlottesville, VA L 6-7
10/13/1956* Clemson Winston-Salem, NC L 0-17
10/20/1956 at Florida State Tallahassee, FL T 14-14
10/27/1956* at UNC Chapel Hill, NC T 6-6
11/03/1956* NC State Winston-Salem, NC W 13-0
11/10/1956 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA T 13-13
11/17/1956* Duke Winston-Salem, NC L 0-26
11/22/1956* South Carolina Charlotte, NC L 0-13

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing Charlie Carpenter 34/91 495
Rushing Billy Ray Barnes 168 1,010
Receiving Jack Ladner 12 125

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1956 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bill Barnes Tops All-ACC Team Voting". The Bee: Danville, Virginia. November 28, 1956. p. 3.