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1956 Pacific Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 45-41-4, .522 W-L% (9th 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)

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oregon State 7 3 1 .682 6 1 1 .813 18.5 15.1 12.37 8.64
Southern California 8 2 0 .800 5 2 0 .714 21.8 12.6 14.67 5.47
UCLA 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 14.8 12.2 10.99 7.59
Oregon 4 4 2 .500 3 3 2 .500 13.3 10.2 9.78 7.88
Washington 5 5 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 23.2 20.6 10.10 8.20
Stanford 4 6 0 .400 3 4 0 .429 21.8 21.3 6.63 7.83
Washington State 3 6 1 .350 2 5 1 .313 16.3 24.7 -2.48 4.92
California 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 13.5 18.1 4.99 10.29
Idaho 4 5 0 .444 0 4 0 .000 22.0 23.9 -2.45 -1.23

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
Oregon State             17 14 11 11 11 10
Southern California 15 6 10 8 9 6 20 16 14   17 18
Oregon   18                    
Stanford 14 12         10 20        
UCLA 17             19        

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1957-01-01 Rose Bowl Iowa 35 Oregon State 19 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

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

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

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

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. Doug Bradley (UCLA) 3
  Howard Willis (ID) 3
  Jack Douglas (STAN) 3
  Al Ferguson (WA) 3
9. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 2
  Gus Gianulias (CA) 2
  Tom Crabtree (OR) 2
  Frank Hall (SCA) 2
  Joe Contestabile (CA) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. John Brodie (STAN) 14
2. Joe Kapp (CA) 13
3. Bob Newman (WAST) 8
4. Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 6
  Gary Johnson (ID) 6
6. Joe Contestabile (CA) 5
  Ernie Zampese (SCA) 5
  Joe Francis* (ORST) 5
9. Howard Willis (ID) 4
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 4
  Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 4

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. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 120
  Lou Valli (STAN) 120
8. Eddie Stevens (WAST) 107
9. Ernie Zampese (SCA) 106
  Barry Billington (UCLA) 106

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

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

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. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 4
  Jim Shanley (OR) 4
  Ernie Zampese (SCA) 4
  Gary Johnson (ID) 4
  Luther Carr (WA) 4
  Credell Green (WA) 4
  Mike McCluskey (WA) 4

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

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

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. Norm Becker (CA) 3
  Hillard Hill (SCA) 3
5. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 2
  Paul Camera (STAN) 2
  Mickey Raftery (STAN) 2
  Ben Robinson (STAN) 2
  Dick Windham (WAST) 2
  Don Gest (WAST) 2
  Dick Wallen (UCLA) 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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Tom Berry* (ORST) 8
2. Dean Derby (WA) 7
3. Mike McCluskey (WA) 6
  Jack Hart (CA) 6
  Earnel Durden* (ORST) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6
  Bill Steiger (WAST) 6
  Jon Arnett (SCA) 6
9. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 5
  Carl Isaacs (STAN) 5
  Jim Shanley (OR) 5
  Luther Carr (WA) 5

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 Crabtree (OR) 143
  Tom Berry* (ORST) 143
9. Jack Morris (OR) 137
10. Howard Willis (ID) 136

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

Total Touchdowns

1. John Brodie (STAN) 12
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 9
3. Joe Francis* (ORST) 8
  Tom Berry* (ORST) 8
5. Jon Arnett (SCA) 7
  Dean Derby (WA) 7
  C.R. Roberts (SCA) 7
8. Howard Willis (ID) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6
  Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 6