1956 Missouri Tigers football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Record4–5–1 (3–2–1 Big 7)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0 10 0 0
No. 20 Colorado 4 1 1 8 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1 4 5 1
Nebraska 3 3 0 4 6 0
Kansas 2 4 0 3 6 1
Kansas State 2 4 0 3 7 0
Iowa State 0 6 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Seven Conference (Big 7) during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. The team compiled a 4–5–1 record (3–2–1 against Big 7 opponents), finished in third place in the Big 7, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 200 to 183. Don Faurot was the head coach for the 19th of 19 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Hank Kuhlman with 440 rushing yards and 37 points scored, Jim Hunter with 567 passing yards and 567 yards of total offense, and Charley James with 362 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 22Oregon State*L 13–19
September 29at Purdue*L 7–16
October 6No. 12 SMU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
L 27–33
October 13North Dakota State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 42–0[4]
October 20at Kansas StateW 20–6
October 27Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
W 34–0
November 3at NebraskaL 14–15
November 10No. 18 Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
T 14–14
November 17at No. 2 OklahomaL 14–67
December 1Kansas
W 15–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1956 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Missouri crushes North Dakota State, 42–0". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 14, 1956. Retrieved October 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.