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1956 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-30-1, .576 W-L% (6th 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Texas A&M 9 0 1 .950 6 0 0 1.000 22.3 8.1 20.18 6.28
Texas Christian 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833 21.0 10.0 15.42 7.24
Baylor 9 2 0 .818 4 2 0 .667 18.4 6.6 17.91 7.09
Arkansas 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 16.0 15.5 9.56 7.66
Southern Methodist 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 12.5 20.2 4.28 10.68
Rice 4 6 0 .400 1 5 0 .167 16.0 16.9 6.54 7.84
Texas 1 9 0 .100 0 6 0 .000 10.1 27.2 -1.76 12.05

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
Texas A&M 9 11 11 9 14 7 5 5 5 4 5 5
Baylor     16 10 10 8 15     16 15 11
Texas Christian 7 4 8 4 4 10   17   18 14 14
Southern Methodist   5 12 19                

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1957-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas Christian 28 Syracuse 27 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1957-01-01 Sugar Bowl Baylor 13 Tennessee 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Joe Clements (Texas) 49.0
2. Charlie Arnold (Southern Methodist) 45.2

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Charlie Arnold (Southern Methodist) 6.1
2. Joe Clements (Texas) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Charlie Arnold (Southern Methodist) 3.1
2. Joe Clements (Texas) 1.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Charlie Arnold (Southern Methodist) 95.8
2. Joe Clements (Texas) 87.2

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Swink* (Texas Christian) 19.6
2. Buddy Dial (Rice) 17.0
3. Walter Fondren (Texas) 14.5
4. Bob Bryant (Texas) 12.5
5. Tommy Gentry (Southern Methodist) 11.1