1956 Oregon State Beavers football
PCC champion
Rose Bowl, L 19–35 vs. Iowa
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 10
Record7–3–1 (6–1–1 PCC)
Head coach
Captains
  • Dick Corrick
  • Gerry Laird
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Pacific Coast Conference 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 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In the regular season, the Beavers outscored their opponents 184 to 131 on their way to a 7–2–1 record (6–1–1 in PCC, first). They played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis, with one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland. The team captains were center Dick Corrick and quarterback Gerry Laird.

Led by second-year head coach Tommy Prothro, Oregon State won the PCC title and were ranked tenth in the final AP poll, released in early December. In the Rose Bowl, they met third-ranked Iowa of the Big Ten Conference. The teams had met in early October in Iowa City, and the home team won by a point. In the rematch in southern California on New Year's Day, OSC lost again and finished at 7–3–1.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 22at Missouri*W 19–13 22,000
September 28at No. 6 USCL 13–21 53,714
October 6at No. 20 Iowa*L 13–14 41,027
October 13CaliforniaW 21–13 14,125
October 20at Washington StateW 21–0 14,500
October 27UCLA
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 21–7 17,080
November 3WashingtonNo. 17W 28–20 32,890
November 10at No. 20 StanfordNo. 14W 20–19 65,000
November 17at IdahoNo. 11W 14–10   5,000
November 24OregonNo. 11
T 14–14 17,300
January 1, 1957vs. No. 3 Iowa*No. 10L 19–35 97,126
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ Strite, Dick (January 2, 1957). "Hawks hammer Beavers 35-19, in Rose Bowl". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2B.