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1956 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 69-50-3, .578 W-L% (6th 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. Win Turner (LAST) 59
  Johnny Majors (TN) 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. Ray Brown (MS) 4
  Jimmy Dunn (FL) 4
7. Delmar Hughes (KY) 3
  John Blalack (MS) 3
  Bobby Smith (AL) 3
  Jimmy Cook (AUB) 3
  Billy Stacy (MSST) 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. Bobby Smith (AL) 5
  Harry Spears (FL) 5
  Gene Newton (TLN) 5
  Frank Riley (AUB) 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. Johnny Majors (TN) 5.1
6. Phil King (VAND) 5.0
7. Jim Walsh (AUB) 4.9
8. Paige Cothren (MS) 4.9
9. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 4.8
10. Jim Tait (MSST) 4.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Tom Bronson (TN) 8
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
3. Johnny Majors (TN) 7
  Al Carter (TN) 7
  Ray Brown (MS) 7
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 6
7. Toppy Vann (GATECH) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
9. Howell Tubbs (AUB) 4
  Carl Smith (TN) 4
  Tommy Lorino (AUB) 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 Sansom (AUB) 13
  J.W. Brodnax (LAST) 13
  Jerry Elliott (AUB) 13
9. Bob Taylor (VAND) 12
10. Will Billon (TLN) 10
  Bill Anderson (TN) 10
  Jerry Wilson (AUB) 10
  Roger Urbano (TN) 10
  Stan Flowers (GATECH) 10
  Phil King (VAND) 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. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 16.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Phillips (AUB) 4
2. Will Billon (TLN) 3
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 3
  Jim Rountree (FL) 3
  Jerry Elliott (AUB) 3
6. Ron Bennett (MSST) 2
  Billy Mitchell (KY) 2
  Joe DeLany (GATECH) 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. Tom Bronson (TN) 8
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
3. Johnny Majors (TN) 7
  Ray Brown (MS) 7
  Al Carter (TN) 7
6. Billy Stacy (MSST) 6
7. Jim Rountree (FL) 5
  Eddie Crawford (MS) 5
  Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
  Toppy Vann (GATECH) 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. Al Carter (TN) 8
  Tom Bronson (TN) 8
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 8
9. Gene Newton (TLN) 6
10. Frank Sabbatini (MSST) 5
  Jimmy Dunn (FL) 5