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1956 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 48-33-10, .582 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 12.49 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 9.61 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Iowa

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State)

33 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 29, 1956 Sat Iowa 27 @ Indiana 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Oct 6, 1956 Sat (2) Michigan State 9 @ (5) Michigan 0
3 Oct 6, 1956 Sat Minnesota 21 Purdue 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Oct 13, 1956 Sat Iowa 13 Wisconsin 7
5 Oct 13, 1956 Sat (2) Michigan State 53 Indiana 6
6 Oct 13, 1956 Sat Northwestern 0 (17) Minnesota 0
7 Oct 13, 1956 Sat (5) Ohio State 26 @ Illinois 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Oct 20, 1956 Sat (8) Michigan 34 Northwestern 20
9 Oct 20, 1956 Sat Minnesota 16 Illinois 13
10 Oct 20, 1956 Sat (17) Purdue 6 Wisconsin 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Oct 27, 1956 Sat Illinois 20 (1) Michigan State 13
12 Oct 27, 1956 Sat Indiana 19 Northwestern 13
13 Oct 27, 1956 Sat (12) Iowa 21 @ Purdue 20
14 Oct 27, 1956 Sat Minnesota 20 @ (5) Michigan 7
15 Oct 27, 1956 Sat (9) Ohio State 21 Wisconsin 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Nov 3, 1956 Sat Illinois 7 Purdue 7
17 Nov 3, 1956 Sat (17) Michigan 17 @ (7) Iowa 14
18 Nov 3, 1956 Sat (4) Michigan State 33 Wisconsin 0
19 Nov 3, 1956 Sat (6) Ohio State 6 @ Northwestern 2
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Nov 10, 1956 Sat (15) Iowa 7 @ (6) Minnesota 0
21 Nov 10, 1956 Sat (10) Michigan 17 Illinois 7
22 Nov 10, 1956 Sat (4) Michigan State 12 Purdue 9
23 Nov 10, 1956 Sat Northwestern 17 @ Wisconsin 7
24 Nov 10, 1956 Sat (7) Ohio State 35 Indiana 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
25 Nov 17, 1956 Sat (7) Iowa 6 (6) Ohio State 0
26 Nov 17, 1956 Sat (10) Michigan 49 Indiana 26
27 Nov 17, 1956 Sat (17) Minnesota 14 (3) Michigan State 13
28 Nov 17, 1956 Sat Northwestern 14 Purdue 0
29 Nov 17, 1956 Sat Wisconsin 13 Illinois 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
30 Nov 24, 1956 Sat (9) Michigan 19 @ (12) Ohio State 0
31 Nov 24, 1956 Sat (7) Minnesota 13 Wisconsin 13
32 Nov 24, 1956 Sat Northwestern 14 Illinois 13
33 Nov 24, 1956 Sat Purdue 39 Indiana 20