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1956 Big Seven Conference Year Summary

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Record: 34-34-3, .500 W-L% (7th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.21 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.52 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Oklahoma)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Colorado and Oklahoma)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 10 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 46.6 5.1 21.08 -1.12
Colorado 8 2 1 .773 4 1 1 .750 26.7 13.0 9.43 -0.39
Missouri 4 5 1 .450 3 2 1 .583 20.0 18.3 3.88 2.38
Nebraska 4 6 0 .400 3 3 0 .500 12.5 20.6 -1.79 3.41
Kansas 3 6 1 .350 2 4 0 .333 16.3 21.5 -1.16 4.24
Kansas State 3 7 0 .300 2 4 0 .333 14.3 25.9 -4.91 1.79
Iowa State 2 8 0 .200 0 6 0 .000 9.2 26.0 -11.07 0.33

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Oklahoma 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Colorado               18   20 19 20

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1957-01-01 Orange Bowl Colorado 27 Clemson 21 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Clendon Thomas (Oklahoma) 7.9
2. Tommy McDonald (Oklahoma) 7.2
3. Bob Stransky (Colorado) 6.6
4. Larry Naviaux (Nebraska) 5.5
5. Jerry Brown (Nebraska) 5.3
6. John Bayuk (Colorado) 5.2
7. Hank Kuhlmann (Missouri) 5.1
8. Jimmy Harris (Oklahoma) 4.8
9. Homer Floyd (Kansas) 4.8
10. Charles McCue (Kansas) 4.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Charles James (Missouri) 12.1

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Tommy McDonald (Oklahoma) 1135
2. Clendon Thomas (Oklahoma) 1058
3. Homer Floyd (Kansas) 709
4. Jerry Brown (Nebraska) 699
5. John Bayuk (Colorado) 678
6. Charles James (Missouri) 645
7. Gene Keady (Kansas State) 557
8. Charles McCue (Kansas) 551
9. Bob Stransky (Colorado) 545
10. Hank Kuhlmann (Missouri) 522