1956 Washington Huskies football team
|1956 Washington Huskies football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Conference|
|1956 record||5–5 (4–4 PCC)|
|Head coach||Darrell Royal (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Husky Stadium|
|1956 PCC football standings|
|No. 10 Oregon State $||6||–||1||–||1||7||–||3||–||1|
|No. 18 USC||5||–||2||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1956 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1956 college 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.
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).
|September 22||Idaho||W 53–21||25185|
|September 29||Minnesota*||L 14–34||37,502|
|October 6||No. 13 Illinois*||W 28–13||36,261|
|October 13||Oregon||W 20–7||32,626|
|October 20||at No. 9 USC||L 7–35||44,749|
|October 27||California||L 7–16||30,510|
|November 3||vs. No. 17 Oregon State||L 20–28||32,890|
|November 10||No. 19 UCLA||L 9–13||27,950|
|November 17||at Stanford||W 34–13||21,000|
|November 24||at Washington State||W 40–26||20,600|
- "Washington Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
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