1956 Washington Huskies football team

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1956 Washington Huskies football
Washington Huskies logo.svg
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1956 record5–5 (4–4 PCC)
Head coachDarrell Royal (1st season)
CaptainDean Derby
CaptainCorky Lewis
Home stadiumHusky 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 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In its only season under head coach Darrell Royal, the team compiled a 5–5 record, finished in fourth place in the Pacific Coast Conference, and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 232 to 206.[1]

Royal was hired as head coach at Texas following the season, where he would stay for 20 seasons and compile a 167–47–5 record, including national championships in 1963, 1969 and 1970. The Huskies would have only two head coaches over the next 36 seasons, Jim Owens (1957–74) and Don James (1975–92).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 22IdahoW 53–2125185
September 29Minnesota*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 14–3437,502
October 6No. 13 Illinois*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 28–1336,261
October 13Oregon
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 20–732,626
October 20at No. 9 USCL 7–3544,749
October 27California
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 7–1630,510
November 3vs. No. 17 Oregon StateL 20–2832,890
November 10No. 19 UCLA
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 9–1327,950
November 17at StanfordW 34–1321,000
November 24at Washington StateW 40–2620,600
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.