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 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.[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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 22 Idaho Husky StadiumSeattle W 53–21   25185
September 29 Minnesota* Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA L 14–34   37,502
October 6 No. 13 Illinois* Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 28–13   36,261
October 13 Oregon Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA W 20–7   32,626
October 20 at No. 9 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles L 7–35   44,749
October 27 California Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA L 7–16   30,510
November 3 vs. No. 17 Oregon State Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon L 20–28   32,890
November 10 No. 19 UCLA Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA L 9–13   27,950
November 17 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 34–13   21,000
November 24 at Washington State Memorial StadiumSpokane, WA (Apple Cup) W 40–26   20,600
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

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