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1956 Southwest Conference Leaders

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Record: 41-30-1, .576 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.30 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.40 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Texas A&M

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Texas A&M and Texas Christian)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Baylor, Texas A&M and Texas Christian)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Joe Clements (TX) 74
2. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 71
3. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 65
4. Frank Ryan (RICE) 60
5. King Hill (RICE) 47
6. Vince Matthews (TX) 24
7. Don Christian (AR) 18
8. Doyle Traylor* (BAY) 17
  Bobby Jones* (BAY) 17
10. Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 16
11. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 14
12. Buddy Humphrey* (BAY) 11
13. Larry Click (SMETH) 10
14. Dick Finney* (TXX) 9
15. Walter Fondren (TX) 6
16. Carroll Overton* (BAY) 5
17. Rogers Overbey (AR) 4
18. James Monroe (AR) 2
  Billy Dunn (SMETH) 2
  Hershel Smith (TX) 2
  Del Shofner* (BAY) 2
  Mike Cooney (AR) 2
  Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 2

Pass Attempts

1. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 157
2. Joe Clements (TX) 151
3. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 134
4. Frank Ryan (RICE) 109
5. King Hill (RICE) 85
6. Don Christian (AR) 53
7. Vince Matthews (TX) 50
8. Bobby Jones* (BAY) 43
9. Doyle Traylor* (BAY) 33
10. Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 31
11. Buddy Humphrey* (BAY) 28
12. Dick Finney* (TXX) 23
  Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 23
  Larry Click (SMETH) 23
15. Walter Fondren (TX) 18
16. Carroll Overton* (BAY) 11
17. John David Crow (TXAM) 7
18. James Monroe (AR) 6
  Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 6
20. Rogers Overbey (AR) 5
  Billy Dunn (SMETH) 5
  Dave Musslewhite (SMETH) 5

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Joe Clements (TX) 49.0
2. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 45.2

Passing Yards

1. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 1041
2. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 964
3. Joe Clements (TX) 793
4. Frank Ryan (RICE) 704
5. King Hill (RICE) 669
6. Vince Matthews (TX) 360
7. Don Christian (AR) 260
8. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 258
9. Doyle Traylor* (BAY) 244
10. Bobby Jones* (BAY) 227
11. Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 224
12. Larry Click (SMETH) 197
13. Dick Finney* (TXX) 158
14. Buddy Humphrey* (BAY) 106
15. Carroll Overton* (BAY) 76
16. Walter Fondren (TX) 73
17. Rogers Overbey (AR) 59
18. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 54
19. James Moffat (TX) 47
20. James Monroe (AR) 42

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 6.1
2. Joe Clements (TX) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 3.1
2. Joe Clements (TX) 1.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 8
2. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 7
  Joe Clements (TX) 7
4. Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 5
5. Frank Ryan (RICE) 4
6. Bobby Jones* (BAY) 3
  Dick Finney* (TXX) 3
  King Hill (RICE) 3
9. Don Christian (AR) 2
  Doyle Traylor* (BAY) 2
  Larry Click (SMETH) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Joe Clements (TX) 16
2. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 14
3. King Hill (RICE) 8
4. Frank Ryan (RICE) 7
5. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 5
  Bobby Jones* (BAY) 5
  Dick Finney* (TXX) 5
8. Vince Matthews (TX) 3
  Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 3
  Walter Fondren (TX) 3
11. Carroll Overton* (BAY) 2
  James Monroe (AR) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 95.8
2. Joe Clements (TX) 87.2

Rush Attempts

1. Jim Swink* (TXX) 169
2. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 141
3. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 129
  Buddy Dike* (TXX) 129
5. Walter Fondren (TX) 115
6. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 103
7. John David Crow (TXAM) 101
8. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 97
9. Don Christian (AR) 96
10. Larry Hickman* (BAY) 95
11. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 92
12. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 90
13. Del Shofner* (BAY) 84
14. Bobby Peters* (BAY) 78
15. Frank Ryan (RICE) 77
16. Reuben Saage* (BAY) 71
17. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 68
18. Ray Masters (SMETH) 67
19. Loyd Taylor (TXAM) 65
20. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 62

Rushing Yards

1. Buddy Dike* (TXX) 712
2. Jim Swink* (TXX) 706
3. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 663
4. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 615
5. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 571
6. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 568
7. John David Crow (TXAM) 561
8. Del Shofner* (BAY) 537
9. Walter Fondren (TX) 493
10. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 463
11. Loyd Taylor (TXAM) 444
12. Larry Hickman* (BAY) 441
13. Don Christian (AR) 412
14. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 405
15. Bobby Peters* (BAY) 293
16. Ronnie Underwood (AR) 268
17. Reuben Saage* (BAY) 243
18. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 241
19. Arthur Beall* (BAY) 240
20. Ray Masters (SMETH) 229

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 6.8
2. Loyd Taylor (TXAM) 6.8
3. Del Shofner* (BAY) 6.4
4. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 5.9
5. John David Crow (TXAM) 5.6
6. Buddy Dike* (TXX) 5.5
7. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 5.1
8. Larry Hickman* (BAY) 4.6
9. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 4.5
10. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 4.4
11. Don Christian (AR) 4.3
12. Walter Fondren (TX) 4.3
13. Jim Swink* (TXX) 4.2
14. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 4.0
15. Bobby Peters* (BAY) 3.8
16. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 3.5
17. Reuben Saage* (BAY) 3.4
18. Ray Masters (SMETH) 3.4
19. Frank Ryan (RICE) 1.3

Receiving Yards

1. Jim Swink* (TXX) 450
2. Buddy Dial (RICE) 357
3. Walter Fondren (TX) 318
4. Bob Bryant (TX) 301
5. Tommy Gentry (SMETH) 255
6. Del Shofner* (BAY) 249
7. O'Day Williams* (TXX) 226
8. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 219
9. Bobby Williams (RICE) 171
10. Ronnie Underwood (AR) 154
11. Joe Losack (TX) 153
  John Nikkel* (TXX) 153
13. Willard Dewveall (SMETH) 145
14. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 144
15. Jerry Marcontell* (BAY) 137
16. Kenneth Williams (RICE) 126
17. John David Crow (TXAM) 125
18. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 124
19. Jim Shofner* (TXX) 121
20. John Held (RICE) 119

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Swink* (TXX) 19.6
2. Buddy Dial (RICE) 17.0
3. Walter Fondren (TX) 14.5
4. Bob Bryant (TX) 12.5
5. Tommy Gentry (SMETH) 11.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 5
2. Bob Bryant (TX) 4
3. John David Crow (TXAM) 3
  Del Shofner* (BAY) 3
5. Jerry Marcontell* (BAY) 2
  Jim Swink* (TXX) 2
  Walter Fondren (TX) 2
  Leighton Steward (SMETH) 2
  Tommy Gentry (SMETH) 2
  O'Day Williams* (TXX) 2
  Ronnie Underwood (AR) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Jim Swink* (TXX) 192
2. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 141
3. Walter Fondren (TX) 137
4. Buddy Dike* (TXX) 130
  Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 130
6. John David Crow (TXAM) 108
7. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 104
8. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 103
9. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 102
10. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 98
  Del Shofner* (BAY) 98
12. Don Christian (AR) 96
13. Larry Hickman* (BAY) 95
14. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 83
15. Bobby Peters* (BAY) 82
16. Frank Ryan (RICE) 77
17. Ray Masters (SMETH) 73
18. Reuben Saage* (BAY) 71
19. Bobby Williams (RICE) 70
  Loyd Taylor (TXAM) 70

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jim Swink* (TXX) 1156
2. Walter Fondren (TX) 811
3. Del Shofner* (BAY) 786
4. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 759
5. Buddy Dike* (TXX) 722
6. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 695
7. John David Crow (TXAM) 686
8. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 670
9. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 568
10. Loyd Taylor (TXAM) 519
11. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 468
12. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 463
13. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 460
14. Larry Hickman* (BAY) 441
15. Ronnie Underwood (AR) 422
16. Don Christian (AR) 412
17. Bobby Williams (RICE) 372
18. Buddy Dial (RICE) 357
19. Kenneth Williams (RICE) 349
20. Bobby Peters* (BAY) 320

Total Plays

1. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 219
2. Joe Clements (TX) 211
3. Frank Ryan (RICE) 186
4. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 182
5. Jim Swink* (TXX) 173
6. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 164
7. Don Christian (AR) 149
8. King Hill (RICE) 137
9. Walter Fondren (TX) 133
10. Buddy Dike* (TXX) 129
  Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 129
12. John David Crow (TXAM) 108
13. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 103
14. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 97
15. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 96
16. Bobby Jones* (BAY) 95
  Larry Hickman* (BAY) 95
18. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 92
19. Del Shofner* (BAY) 88
20. Bobby Peters* (BAY) 78

Total Yards

1. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 1053
2. Joe Clements (TX) 973
3. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 882
4. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 826
5. Frank Ryan (RICE) 805
6. King Hill (RICE) 762
7. Buddy Dike* (TXX) 712
8. Jim Swink* (TXX) 706
9. Don Christian (AR) 672
10. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 669
11. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 663
12. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 571
13. Walter Fondren (TX) 566
14. John David Crow (TXAM) 561
15. Del Shofner* (BAY) 557
16. Jack Pardee (TXAM) 463
17. Loyd Taylor (TXAM) 444
18. Larry Hickman* (BAY) 441
19. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 405
20. Vince Matthews (TX) 355