1956 Arizona Wildcats football
ConferenceBorder Conference
1956 record4–6 (1–2 Border)
Head coach
CaptainPaul Hatcher, Art Luppino
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Border Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas Western $ 5 0 0     9 2 0
Arizona State 3 1 0     9 1 0
West Texas State 2 2 0     8 2 0
Arizona 1 2 0     4 6 0
Hardin–Simmons 1 3 0     4 6 0
New Mexico A&M 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1956 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Border Conference during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Warren B. Woodson, the Wildcats compiled a 4–6 record (1–2 against Border opponents) and were outscored by their opponents, 182 to 180. The team captains were Paul Hatcher and Art Luppino.[1][2] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.

The team's statistical leaders included Ralph Hunsaker with 823 passing yards, Sal Gonzalez with 337 rushing yards, and Eddie Sine with 163 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 15Montana*Phoenix, AZW 27–1212,000[4]
September 22Wyoming*L 20–2623,000[5]
September 29South Dakota State*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 60–0
October 6Utah State*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 7–12
October 13at Texas WesternL 6–28
October 20at New Mexico*W 26–1213,127[6]
October 27Texas Tech*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 7–2122,000
November 3West Texas State
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 20–13
November 17Arizona State
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ (rivalry)
L 0–20
November 24 No. 20 Colorado*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 7–38
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1956 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. pp. 102, 105. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "1956 Arizona Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Arnott Duncan (September 16, 1956). "U Of A Wildcats Claw Montana Grizzlies 27–12: Hunsaker's Passing Turns Tide". The Arizona Republic. pp. 1–2.
  5. ^ Abe Chanin (September 23, 1956). "UA's Victory Bid Just Misses". The Arizona Daily Star. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Arizona Rocks Lobos, 26–12, Continue Domination: Luppino Sets Mark; Gonzales, Romero Star". Albuquerque Journal. October 21, 1956. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.