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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. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 34
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 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. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 61
  Billy Hearn (GA) 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. Johnny Majors (TN) 5
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 5
5. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 4
  Ray Brown (MS) 4
7. Jimmy Cook (AUB) 3
  Billy Stacy (MSST) 3
  Bobby Smith (AL) 3
  Delmar Hughes (KY) 3
  John Blalack (MS) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. M.C. Reynolds (LAST) 9
  Billy Stacy (MSST) 9
3. Ray Brown (MS) 8
  Clay Walls (AL) 8
5. Win Turner (LAST) 7
6. Boyce Smith (VAND) 6
  Charles Nelson (AL) 6
  Billy Hearn (GA) 6
9. Harry Spears (FL) 5
  Bobby Smith (AL) 5
  Frank Riley (AUB) 5
  Gene Newton (TLN) 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. Ray Brown (MS) 7
  Johnny Majors (TN) 7
  Al Carter (TN) 7
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 6
7. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
9. Tommy Lorino (AUB) 4
  Carl Smith (TN) 4
  Howell Tubbs (AUB) 4

Receptions

1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 23
2. Buddy Cruze (TN) 20
3. Ron Bennett (MSST) 15
4. Leroy Reed (MS) 14
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 14
6. Jerry Elliott (AUB) 13
  J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 13
  Jerry Sansom (AUB) 13
9. Bob Taylor (VAND) 12
10. Roger Urbano (TN) 10
  Jerry Wilson (AUB) 10
  Stan Flowers (GATECH) 10
  Phil King (VAND) 10
  Will Billon (TLN) 10
  Bill Anderson (TN) 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. Jerry Elliott (AUB) 3
  Will Billon (TLN) 3
  Jim Rountree (FL) 3
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 3
6. Buddy Cruze (TN) 2
  Stan Flowers (GATECH) 2
  Claude Mason (TLN) 2
  Ron Bennett (MSST) 2
  Billy Mitchell (KY) 2
  Joe DeLany (GATECH) 2
  Bill Anderson (TN) 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. Ray Brown (MS) 7
  Johnny Majors (TN) 7
  Al Carter (TN) 7
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 6
7. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
  Jim Rountree (FL) 5
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 5
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 5

Total Plays

1. Billy Stacy (MSST) 209
2. Johnny Majors (TN) 167
3. Ronny Quillian (TLN) 156
4. Ray Brown (MS) 137
5. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 136
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 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. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
  Al Carter (TN) 8
  Tom Bronson (TN) 8
9. Gene Newton (TLN) 6
10. Jimmy Dunn (FL) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5