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1956 Pacific Coast Conference Leaders

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Record: 45-41-4, .522 W-L% (5th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.18 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 6.62 (4th of 12)

Conference Champion: Oregon State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Southern California, Stanford and UCLA)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Oregon State and Southern California)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Brodie (STAN) 139
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 91
3. Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 57
4. Joe Kapp (CA) 52
5. Gary Johnson (ID) 49
6. Joe Francis* (ORST) 37
7. Howard Willis (ID) 35
8. Tom Crabtree (OR) 28
9. Joe Contestabile (CA) 27
10. Doug Bradley (UCLA) 22
  Jack Douglas (STAN) 22
12. Al Ferguson (WA) 20
13. Don Long (UCLA) 19
14. Gus Gianulias (CA) 17
15. Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 15
16. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 13
17. Jack Crabtree (OR) 11
18. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 10
  Frank Hall (SCA) 10
20. Jack Taylor (STAN) 9

Pass Attempts

1. John Brodie (STAN) 240
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 170
3. Joe Kapp (CA) 112
4. Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 101
5. Gary Johnson (ID) 90
6. Howard Willis (ID) 79
7. Tom Crabtree (OR) 65
8. Joe Francis* (ORST) 62
9. Joe Contestabile (CA) 48
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 48
  Jack Douglas (STAN) 48
12. Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 44
13. Al Ferguson (WA) 41
14. Don Long (UCLA) 38
15. Gus Gianulias (CA) 36
16. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 27
17. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 26
18. Frank Hall (SCA) 23
19. Edison Griffin (UCLA) 21
20. Jack Crabtree (OR) 19

Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Brodie (STAN) 57.9
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 53.5

Passing Yards

1. John Brodie (STAN) 1633
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 1240
3. Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 804
4. Joe Kapp (CA) 667
5. Howard Willis (ID) 538
6. Joe Francis* (ORST) 507
7. Gary Johnson (ID) 495
8. Al Ferguson (WA) 418
9. Tom Crabtree (OR) 366
10. Jack Douglas (STAN) 318
11. Joe Contestabile (CA) 310
12. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 293
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 293
14. Don Long (UCLA) 243
15. Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 230
16. Frank Hall (SCA) 196
17. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 166
  Gus Gianulias (CA) 166
19. Jack Crabtree (OR) 148
20. Jim Conroy (SCA) 147

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Newman (WAST) 7.3
2. John Brodie (STAN) 6.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Newman (WAST) 6.1
2. John Brodie (STAN) 5.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. John Brodie (STAN) 12
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 8
3. Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 5
  Joe Francis* (ORST) 5
5. Howard Willis (ID) 3
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 3
  Jack Douglas (STAN) 3
  Al Ferguson (WA) 3
9. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 2
  Gus Gianulias (CA) 2
  Frank Hall (SCA) 2
  Joe Contestabile (CA) 2
  Tom Crabtree (OR) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. John Brodie (STAN) 14
2. Joe Kapp (CA) 13
3. Bob Newman (WAST) 8
4. Gary Johnson (ID) 6
  Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 6
6. Joe Francis* (ORST) 5
  Joe Contestabile (CA) 5
  Ernie Zampese (SCA) 5
9. Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 4
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 4
  Howard Willis (ID) 4
12. Bill Snider (WA) 3
  Tom Crabtree (OR) 3
  Gus Gianulias (CA) 3
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 3
16. Jack Crabtree (OR) 2
  Jack Taylor (STAN) 2
  Al Ferguson (WA) 2
  Jack Douglas (STAN) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Newman (WAST) 120.9
2. John Brodie (STAN) 119.9

Rush Attempts

1. Tom Berry* (ORST) 143
2. Jack Morris (OR) 137
3. Joe Francis* (ORST) 130
4. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 124
5. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 121
6. Lou Valli (STAN) 120
  C.R. Roberts (SCA) 120
8. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 107
9. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 106
  Barry Billington (UCLA) 106
11. Jim Shanley (OR) 102
12. Jon Arnett (SCA) 99
13. Gordy Young (STAN) 98
14. Herb Jackson (CA) 97
15. Larry Norby (ID) 96
16. Credell Green (WA) 95
17. Dean Derby (WA) 88
18. Tom Crabtree (OR) 78
19. Luther Carr (WA) 75
20. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 74
  Jim Jones (WA) 74

Rushing Yards

1. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 775
2. Lou Valli (STAN) 628
3. Jon Arnett (SCA) 625
4. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 533
5. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 528
6. Jack Morris (OR) 519
7. Tom Berry* (ORST) 507
8. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 500
9. Luther Carr (WA) 469
10. Herb Jackson (CA) 462
11. Jim Shanley (OR) 453
12. Joe Francis* (ORST) 447
13. Credell Green (WA) 445
14. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 427
15. Barry Billington (UCLA) 399
16. Dean Derby (WA) 395
17. Gordy Young (STAN) 394
18. Jim Jones (WA) 364
19. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 360
20. Larry Norby (ID) 357

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 7.2
2. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 6.5
3. Jon Arnett (SCA) 6.3
4. Luther Carr (WA) 6.3
5. Lou Valli (STAN) 5.2
6. Jim Jones (WA) 4.9
7. Herb Jackson (CA) 4.8
8. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 4.7
9. Credell Green (WA) 4.7
10. Dean Derby (WA) 4.5
11. Jim Shanley (OR) 4.4
12. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 4.4
13. Gordy Young (STAN) 4.0
14. Jack Morris (OR) 3.8
15. Barry Billington (UCLA) 3.8
16. Larry Norby (ID) 3.7
17. Tom Berry* (ORST) 3.5
18. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 3.4
19. Joe Francis* (ORST) 3.4
20. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 3.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Tom Berry* (ORST) 8
2. Dean Derby (WA) 7
3. Jon Arnett (SCA) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6
5. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 5
  Jack Hart (CA) 5
7. Luther Carr (WA) 4
  Gary Johnson (ID) 4
  Ernie Zampese (SCA) 4
  Jim Shanley (OR) 4
  Earnel Durden* (ORST) 4
  Credell Green (WA) 4
  Mike McCluskey (WA) 4
14. Howard Willis (ID) 3
  Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 3
  Barry Billington (UCLA) 3
  Herb Jackson (CA) 3
  Bob Herring (WA) 3
  Fred Miklancic (OR) 3
  Chuck Morrell (WAST) 3
  Joe Francis* (ORST) 3
  Larry Norby (ID) 3
  Mel Schmidt (ID) 3
  Eddie Stevens (WAST) 3
  Don Long (UCLA) 3

Receptions

1. Bill Steiger (WAST) 39
2. Larry Aldrich (ID) 30
3. Paul Camera (STAN) 28
4. Don Ellingsen (WAST) 27
5. Don Gest (WAST) 26
6. Carl Isaacs (STAN) 25
7. Dick Wallen (UCLA) 23
8. Norm Becker (CA) 22
9. Lou Valli (STAN) 21
10. Ben Robinson (STAN) 17
11. Gary Van Galder (STAN) 15
  Mountie Bedford (ID) 15
  Dick Windham (WAST) 15
14. Roger Ramseier (CA) 13
15. Joel Freis (STAN) 12
16. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 11
  Bob DeGrant* (ORST) 11
  Phil McHugh (OR) 11
  Ron Wheatcroft (CA) 11
  Doug Dick (STAN) 11

Receiving Yards

1. Bill Steiger (WAST) 607
2. Don Ellingsen (WAST) 455
3. Larry Aldrich (ID) 409
4. Paul Camera (STAN) 350
5. Carl Isaacs (STAN) 348
6. Norm Becker (CA) 313
7. Dick Wallen (UCLA) 308
8. Don Gest (WAST) 299
9. Tony Ortega (SCA) 223
10. Dick Windham (WAST) 213
11. Ben Robinson (STAN) 211
12. Roger Ramseier (CA) 209
13. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 205
14. Mountie Bedford (ID) 192
15. Joel Freis (STAN) 182
16. Lou Valli (STAN) 176
17. Jim Shanley (OR) 173
18. Gary Van Galder (STAN) 169
19. Walt Denny (ID) 143
20. Phil McHugh (OR) 139
  Corky Lewis (WA) 139

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Don Ellingsen (WAST) 16.9
2. Bill Steiger (WAST) 15.6
3. Norm Becker (CA) 14.2
4. Carl Isaacs (STAN) 13.9
5. Larry Aldrich (ID) 13.6
6. Dick Wallen (UCLA) 13.4
7. Paul Camera (STAN) 12.5
8. Don Gest (WAST) 11.5
9. Lou Valli (STAN) 8.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Carl Isaacs (STAN) 5
  Bill Steiger (WAST) 5
3. Hillard Hill (SCA) 3
  Norm Becker (CA) 3
5. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 2
  Paul Camera (STAN) 2
  Mickey Raftery (STAN) 2
  Ben Robinson (STAN) 2
  Dick Windham (WAST) 2
  Dick Wallen (UCLA) 2
  Don Gest (WAST) 2
  Mike McCluskey (WA) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tom Berry* (ORST) 144
2. Lou Valli (STAN) 141
3. Jack Morris (OR) 139
4. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 132
5. Joe Francis* (ORST) 130
6. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 125
  C.R. Roberts (SCA) 125
8. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 112
9. Jim Shanley (OR) 111
10. Gordy Young (STAN) 108
11. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 106
  Barry Billington (UCLA) 106
13. Herb Jackson (CA) 105
14. Jon Arnett (SCA) 101
15. Larry Norby (ID) 100
16. Dean Derby (WA) 97
17. Credell Green (WA) 95
18. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 80
19. Luther Carr (WA) 79
20. Tom Crabtree (OR) 78

Yards From Scrimmage

1. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 827
2. Lou Valli (STAN) 804
3. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 738
4. Bill Steiger (WAST) 697
5. Jon Arnett (SCA) 663
6. Jim Shanley (OR) 626
7. Luther Carr (WA) 605
  Chuck Morrell (WAST) 605
9. Jack Morris (OR) 535
10. Herb Jackson (CA) 521
11. Tom Berry* (ORST) 518
12. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 500
13. Dean Derby (WA) 492
14. Gordy Young (STAN) 487
15. Don Ellingsen (WAST) 472
16. Mike McCluskey (WA) 460
17. Joe Francis* (ORST) 447
18. Credell Green (WA) 445
19. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 434
20. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 429

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Tom Berry* (ORST) 8
2. Dean Derby (WA) 7
3. Bill Steiger (WAST) 6
  Jon Arnett (SCA) 6
  Mike McCluskey (WA) 6
  Earnel Durden* (ORST) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6
  Jack Hart (CA) 6
9. Luther Carr (WA) 5
  Carl Isaacs (STAN) 5
  Jim Shanley (OR) 5
  C.R. Roberts (SCA) 5
13. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 4
  Credell Green (WA) 4
  Gary Johnson (ID) 4
16. Sterling Hammack* (ORST) 3
  Mel Schmidt (ID) 3
  Larry Norby (ID) 3
  Don Hickman (SCA) 3
  Chuck Morrell (WAST) 3
  Bob Herring (WA) 3
  Don Long (UCLA) 3
  Barry Billington (UCLA) 3
  Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 3
  Norm Becker (CA) 3
  Herb Jackson (CA) 3
  Eddie Stevens (WAST) 3
  Howard Willis (ID) 3
  Tony Ortega (SCA) 3
  Joe Francis* (ORST) 3
  Fred Miklancic (OR) 3
  Charlie Tourville (OR) 3
  Hillard Hill (SCA) 3

Total Plays

1. John Brodie (STAN) 295
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 213
3. Joe Francis* (ORST) 192
4. Joe Kapp (CA) 167
5. Gary Johnson (ID) 162
6. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 151
7. Tom Berry* (ORST) 143
  Tom Crabtree (OR) 143
9. Jack Morris (OR) 137
10. Howard Willis (ID) 136
11. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 132
12. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 123
  Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 123
14. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 121
15. Lou Valli (STAN) 120
16. Jon Arnett (SCA) 110
17. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 107
18. Barry Billington (UCLA) 106
19. Jim Shanley (OR) 103
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 103

Total Yards

1. John Brodie (STAN) 1642
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 1177
3. Joe Francis* (ORST) 954
4. Joe Kapp (CA) 819
5. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 804
6. Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 783
7. Jon Arnett (SCA) 758
8. Paul Lowe* (ORST) 720
9. Gary Johnson (ID) 708
10. Howard Willis (ID) 684
11. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 666
12. Lou Valli (STAN) 628
13. Tom Crabtree (OR) 575
14. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 533
15. Chuck Morrell (WAST) 528
16. Jack Morris (OR) 519
17. Tom Berry* (ORST) 507
18. Al Ferguson (WA) 506
19. Jim Shanley (OR) 491
20. Luther Carr (WA) 484

Total Touchdowns

1. John Brodie (STAN) 12
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 9
3. Joe Francis* (ORST) 8
  Tom Berry* (ORST) 8
5. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 7
  Dean Derby (WA) 7
  Jon Arnett (SCA) 7
8. Howard Willis (ID) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6
  Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 6
11. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 5
  Gary Johnson (ID) 5
  Jack Hart (CA) 5
14. Mike McCluskey (WA) 4
  Earnel Durden* (ORST) 4
  Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 4
  Frank Hall (SCA) 4
  Credell Green (WA) 4
  Luther Carr (WA) 4
  Tom Crabtree (OR) 4
  Jim Shanley (OR) 4
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 4