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1956 Pacific Coast Conference Year Summary

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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)

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. Jack Douglas (STAN) 22
  Doug Bradley (UCLA) 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
  Joe Contestabile (CA) 2
  Frank Hall (SCA) 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. Doug Bradley (UCLA) 4
  Kirk Wilson (UCLA) 4
  Howard Willis (ID) 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. Ben Robinson (STAN) 2
  Dick Windham (WAST) 2
  Dick Wallen (UCLA) 2
  Mickey Raftery (STAN) 2
  Paul Camera (STAN) 2
  Earnel Durden* (ORST) 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. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 125
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 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. Earnel Durden* (ORST) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6
  Jack Hart (CA) 6
  Mike McCluskey (WA) 6
  Jon Arnett (SCA) 6
  Bill Steiger (WAST) 6
9. C.R. Roberts (SCA) 5
  Jim Shanley (OR) 5
  Carl Isaacs (STAN) 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
  Bunny Aldrich (WAST) 6
  Paul Lowe* (ORST) 6