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1956 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 69-50-3, .578 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.43 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.20 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Georgia Tech and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tennessee 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 25.0 8.0 23.26 6.90
Georgia Tech 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 22.5 4.3 23.80 8.99
Florida 6 3 1 .650 5 2 0 .714 15.8 9.8 14.57 8.77
Mississippi 7 3 0 .700 4 2 0 .667 20.7 8.2 14.62 5.42
Auburn 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 17.4 11.7 11.65 7.45
Kentucky 6 4 0 .600 4 4 0 .500 11.9 10.5 9.95 8.25
Tulane 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 12.4 12.3 7.31 6.81
Vanderbilt 5 5 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 14.7 11.3 5.06 3.56
Mississippi State 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 14.8 15.2 2.11 3.11
Alabama 2 7 1 .250 2 5 0 .286 8.5 20.8 -3.10 8.20
Louisiana State 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 10.4 19.7 3.03 10.83
Georgia 3 6 1 .350 1 6 0 .143 6.6 16.2 0.87 8.17

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
Tennessee 12   9 6 7 4 3 3 1 2 2 2
Georgia Tech 4 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 5 4 4
Florida   19           13 12 13 18  
Mississippi 13 9 6 7 6 10     19      
Tulane         19 15            
Vanderbilt   15 18 13                

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1957-01-01 Sugar Bowl Baylor 13 Tennessee 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1956-12-29 Gator Bowl Georgia Tech 21 Pittsburgh 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Ray Brown (MS) 40
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 36
3. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 34
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 34
5. John Blalack (MS) 33
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 32
7. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 30
8. Boyce Smith (VAND) 27
9. Billy Hearn (GA) 26
10. Gene Newton (TLN) 21
Pass Attempts
1. Ray Brown (MS) 84
2. Billy Stacy (MSST) 71
3. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 70
4. John Blalack (MS) 67
5. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 65
6. Billy Hearn (GA) 61
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 61
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 59
  Win Turner (LAST) 59
10. Boyce Smith (VAND) 57
Passing Yards
1. Ray Brown (MS) 653
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 552
3. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 514
4. John Blalack (MS) 474
5. Billy Stacy (MSST) 464
6. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 446
7. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 385
8. Boyce Smith (VAND) 361
9. Bobby Smith (AL) 356
10. Billy Hearn (GA) 294
Passing Touchdowns
1. Gene Newton (TLN) 6
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 6
3. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 5
  Johnny Majors (TN) 5
5. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 4
  Ray Brown (MS) 4
7. Billy Stacy (MSST) 3
  Jimmy Cook (AUB) 3
  John Blalack (MS) 3
  Delmar Hughes (KY) 3
  Bobby Smith (AL) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Billy Stacy (MSST) 9
  M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 9
3. Clay Walls (AL) 8
  Ray Brown (MS) 8
5. Win Turner (LAST) 7
6. Charles Nelson (AL) 6
  Boyce Smith (VAND) 6
  Billy Hearn (GA) 6
9. Harry Spears (FL) 5
  Gene Newton (TLN) 5
  Frank Riley (AUB) 5
  Bobby Smith (AL) 5
Rush Attempts
1. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
2. Billy Stacy (MSST) 138
3. Phil King (VAND) 129
4. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 121
5. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 117
6. Paige Cothren (MS) 115
7. Jim Walsh (AUB) 109
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 108
9. Ken Owen (GATECH) 107
10. Tom Bronson (TN) 105
Rushing Yards
1. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 692
2. Phil King (VAND) 651
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 625
4. Billy Stacy (MSST) 613
5. Tom Bronson (TN) 562
6. Paige Cothren (MS) 560
7. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 552
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 549
9. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 542
10. Jim Walsh (AUB) 537
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 8.4
2. Bobby Hoppe (AUB) 6.5
3. Tom Bronson (TN) 5.4
4. Eddie Crawford (MS) 5.3
5. Carl Smith (TN) 5.1
6. Johnny Majors (TN) 5.1
7. Phil King (VAND) 5.0
8. Jim Walsh (AUB) 4.9
9. Paul Rotenberry (GATECH) 4.9
10. Paige Cothren (MS) 4.9
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
  Tom Bronson (TN) 8
3. Al Carter (TN) 7
  Ray Brown (MS) 7
  Johnny Majors (TN) 7
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 6
7. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
9. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 4
  Tommy Lorino (AUB) 4
  Carl Smith (TN) 4
Receptions
1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 23
2. Buddy Cruze (TN) 20
3. Ron Bennett (MSST) 15
4. Eddie Crawford (MS) 14
  Leroy Reed (MS) 14
6. Jerry Elliott (AUB) 13
  J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 13
  Jerry Sansom (AUB) 13
9. Bob Taylor (VAND) 12
10. Bill Anderson (TN) 10
  Roger Urbano (TN) 10
  Jerry Wilson (AUB) 10
  Stan Flowers (GATECH) 10
  Phil King (VAND) 10
  Will Billon (TLN) 10
Receiving Yards
1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 383
2. Buddy Cruze (TN) 357
3. Leroy Reed (MS) 278
4. Ron Bennett (MSST) 227
5. Eddie Crawford (MS) 217
6. Bill Anderson (TN) 216
7. Bob Taylor (VAND) 187
8. Jerry Sansom (AUB) 183
9. Jerry Elliott (AUB) 178
10. Jim Rountree (FL) 176
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Buddy Cruze (TN) 17.9
2. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 16.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 4
2. Jim Rountree (FL) 3
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 3
  Will Billon (TLN) 3
  Jerry Elliott (AUB) 3
6. Billy Mitchell (KY) 2
  Joe DeLany (GATECH) 2
  Ron Bennett (MSST) 2
  Bill Anderson (TN) 2
  Buddy Cruze (TN) 2
  Stan Flowers (GATECH) 2
  Claude Mason (TLN) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
2. Phil King (VAND) 139
3. Billy Stacy (MSST) 138
4. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 134
5. Paige Cothren (MS) 121
6. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 120
7. Jim Walsh (AUB) 111
8. Johnny Majors (TN) 108
9. Ken Owen (GATECH) 107
10. Tom Bronson (TN) 105
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Phil King (VAND) 773
2. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 719
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 625
4. Billy Stacy (MSST) 613
5. Paige Cothren (MS) 595
6. J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 575
7. Eddie Crawford (MS) 574
8. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 569
9. Tom Bronson (TN) 562
10. Jim Walsh (AUB) 551
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
  Tom Bronson (TN) 8
3. Al Carter (TN) 7
  Ray Brown (MS) 7
  Johnny Majors (TN) 7
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 6
7. Jim Rountree (FL) 5
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 5
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
Total Plays
1. Billy Stacy (MSST) 209
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 167
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
4. Ray Brown (MS) 137
5. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 136
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 136
7. Phil King (VAND) 131
8. Boyce Smith (VAND) 128
9. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 127
  Gene Newton (TLN) 127
Total Yards
1. Johnny Majors (TN) 1101
2. Billy Stacy (MSST) 1077
3. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 807
4. Ray Brown (MS) 784
5. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 705
6. Phil King (VAND) 651
7. Gene Newton (TLN) 641
8. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 625
9. Tom Bronson (TN) 562
10. Paige Cothren (MS) 560
  Al Carter (TN) 560
Total Touchdowns
1. Johnny Majors (TN) 12
2. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 11
  Ray Brown (MS) 11
4. Billy Stacy (MSST) 9
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 9
6. Al Carter (TN) 8
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
  Tom Bronson (TN) 8
9. Gene Newton (TLN) 6
10. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5