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1956 Big Seven Conference Year Summary

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Record: 34-34-3, .500 W-L% (6th 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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Pass Completions

1. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 42
2. Wally Strauch (KS) 32
3. Jimmy Harris (OK) 23
4. Keith Wilson (KSST) 17
5. Dick Corbin (KSST) 16
6. Phil Hill (IAST) 14
7. Boyd Dowler (CO) 13
8. Roy Stinnett (NE) 12
  Terry Ingram (IAST) 12
  David Doane (MO) 12

Pass Attempts

1. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 91
2. Wally Strauch (KS) 80
3. Dick Corbin (KSST) 49
4. Keith Wilson (KSST) 44
5. Phil Hill (IAST) 38
6. Jimmy Harris (OK) 37
7. David Doane (MO) 34
8. Terry Ingram (IAST) 33
9. Frank Nappi (NE) 28
10. Boyd Dowler (CO) 26

Passing Yards

1. Wally Strauch (KS) 596
2. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 567
3. Jimmy Harris (OK) 482
4. Dick Corbin (KSST) 378
5. Keith Wilson (KSST) 216
6. Phil Hill (IAST) 205
7. Tommy McDonald (OK) 183
8. Roy Stinnett (NE) 171
9. Frank Nappi (NE) 163
10. David Doane (MO) 162

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Harris (OK) 8
2. Dick Corbin (KSST) 5
  Wally Strauch (KS) 5
4. Phil Hill (IAST) 3
  Boyd Dowler (CO) 3
  Tommy McDonald (OK) 3
7. Howard Cook (CO) 2
  William Greenlaw (NE) 2
  David Baker (OK) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Wally Strauch (KS) 10
2. Dick Corbin (KSST) 8
3. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 6
4. Keith Wilson (KSST) 5
5. Roy Stinnett (NE) 4
  David Doane (MO) 4
  Terry Ingram (IAST) 4
8. Dave Preston (KS) 3
  Boyd Dowler (CO) 3
  Bob Marshall (KS) 3
  Gene Keady (KSST) 3
  Larry Naviaux (NE) 3
  William Greenlaw (NE) 3

Rush Attempts

1. Homer Floyd (KS) 134
2. Jerry Brown (NE) 129
3. John Bayuk (CO) 127
4. Tommy McDonald (OK) 119
5. Clendon Thomas (OK) 104
6. Keith Wilson (KSST) 103
7. Charles McCue (KS) 100
8. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 91
9. Howard Cook (CO) 90
10. George Cramer (MO) 89

Rushing Yards

1. Tommy McDonald (OK) 853
2. Clendon Thomas (OK) 817
3. Jerry Brown (NE) 690
4. John Bayuk (CO) 659
5. Homer Floyd (KS) 638
6. Bob Stransky (CO) 548
7. Charles McCue (KS) 453
8. Hank Kuhlmann (MO) 440
9. Larry Naviaux (NE) 403
10. Howard Cook (CO) 396

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Clendon Thomas (OK) 13
2. Tommy McDonald (OK) 12
3. John Bayuk (CO) 9
4. Bob Stransky (CO) 5
5. Eddie Dove (CO) 4
  Carl Dodd (OK) 4
  David Baker (OK) 4
8. Jay O'Neal (OK) 3
  Howard Cook (CO) 3
  Jimmy Harris (OK) 3

Receptions

1. Charles James (MO) 30
2. Jim Letcavits (KS) 14
  Gene Keady (KSST) 14
4. Frank Nappi (NE) 13
5. Tommy McDonald (OK) 12
  Clendon Thomas (OK) 12
7. Don Zadnik (KSST) 10
8. Fred Henger (MO) 8
9. Bennie Alburtis (MO) 7
  Frank Clarke (CO) 7
  Marlin Hilding (NE) 7
  Larry Plumb (MO) 7

Receiving Yards

1. Charles James (MO) 362
2. Tommy McDonald (OK) 282
3. Gene Keady (KSST) 247
4. Jim Letcavits (KS) 246
5. Clendon Thomas (OK) 241
6. Don Zadnik (KSST) 179
7. John Scheldrup (IAST) 140
8. Frank Nappi (NE) 139
9. Frank Clarke (CO) 124
10. Don Stiller (OK) 118

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Charles James (MO) 12.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Gene Keady (KSST) 5
2. Tommy McDonald (OK) 4
  Clendon Thomas (OK) 4
4. Frank Nappi (NE) 2
  Don Stiller (OK) 2
  Frank Clarke (CO) 2
  Don Zadnik (KSST) 2
  Jim Letcavits (KS) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Homer Floyd (KS) 138
2. Tommy McDonald (OK) 131
  Jerry Brown (NE) 131
4. John Bayuk (CO) 128
5. Clendon Thomas (OK) 116
6. Charles McCue (KS) 106
7. Keith Wilson (KSST) 104
8. Hank Kuhlmann (MO) 93
9. Charles James (MO) 92
10. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 91

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Tommy McDonald (OK) 1135
2. Clendon Thomas (OK) 1058
3. Homer Floyd (KS) 709
4. Jerry Brown (NE) 699
5. John Bayuk (CO) 678
6. Charles James (MO) 645
7. Gene Keady (KSST) 557
8. Charles McCue (KS) 551
9. Bob Stransky (CO) 545
10. Hank Kuhlmann (MO) 522

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Clendon Thomas (OK) 17
2. Tommy McDonald (OK) 16
3. John Bayuk (CO) 10
4. Gene Keady (KSST) 5
  Carl Dodd (OK) 5
  Bob Stransky (CO) 5
7. Eddie Dove (CO) 4
  David Baker (OK) 4
9. Boyd Dowler (CO) 3
  Jimmy Harris (OK) 3
  Jay O'Neal (OK) 3
  Howard Cook (CO) 3

Total Plays

1. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 182
2. Keith Wilson (KSST) 147
3. Homer Floyd (KS) 134
4. Tommy McDonald (OK) 131
5. Jerry Brown (NE) 129
6. John Bayuk (CO) 128
7. Jimmy Harris (OK) 113
8. Howard Cook (CO) 107
9. Clendon Thomas (OK) 106
  Dick Corbin (KSST) 106

Total Yards

1. Tommy McDonald (OK) 1036
2. Jimmy Hunter (MO) 868
3. Jimmy Harris (OK) 844
4. Clendon Thomas (OK) 817
5. Jerry Brown (NE) 690
6. Bob Stransky (CO) 682
7. John Bayuk (CO) 659
8. Homer Floyd (KS) 638
9. Keith Wilson (KSST) 557
10. Dick Corbin (KSST) 537

Total Touchdowns

1. Tommy McDonald (OK) 15
2. Clendon Thomas (OK) 13
3. Jimmy Harris (OK) 11
4. John Bayuk (CO) 9
5. David Baker (OK) 6
  Bob Stransky (CO) 6
7. Wally Strauch (KS) 5
  Boyd Dowler (CO) 5
  Howard Cook (CO) 5
  Dick Corbin (KSST) 5