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1956 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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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)

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 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

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

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

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. Bobby Jones* (BAY) 5
  Dick Finney* (TXX) 5
  Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 5
8. Vince Matthews (TX) 3
  Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 3
  Walter Fondren (TX) 3

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. John David Crow (TXAM) 6
  Del Shofner* (BAY) 6
  Buddy Dike* (TXX) 6
  Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 6
5. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 5
  Jim Swink* (TXX) 5
  Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 5
8. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 4
  Kenneth Williams (RICE) 4
  Jack Pardee (TXAM) 4
  Walter Fondren (TX) 4

Receptions

1. Bob Bryant (TX) 24
2. Jim Swink* (TXX) 23
  Tommy Gentry (SMETH) 23
4. Walter Fondren (TX) 22
5. Buddy Dial (RICE) 21
6. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 15
7. Del Shofner* (BAY) 14
  O'Day Williams* (TXX) 14
9. Bobby Williams (RICE) 13
10. Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 12

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

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. Del Shofner* (BAY) 98
  Raymond Chilton (RICE) 98

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. John David Crow (TXAM) 9
  Del Shofner* (BAY) 9
3. Jim Swink* (TXX) 7
  Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 7
5. Walter Fondren (TX) 6
  Buddy Dike* (TXX) 6
7. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 5
  Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 5
  Kenneth Williams (RICE) 5
  Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 5
  Buddy Dial (RICE) 5

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. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 129
  Buddy Dike* (TXX) 129

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Chuck Curtis* (TXX) 12
2. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 10
3. Joe Clements (TX) 9
4. Frank Ryan (RICE) 7
5. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 6
  John David Crow (TXAM) 6
  Del Shofner* (BAY) 6
  Buddy Dike* (TXX) 6
  Ken Wineburg* (TXX) 6
10. Bobby Jones* (BAY) 5
  Jim Swink* (TXX) 5
  Jimmy Wright (TXAM) 5
  Walter Fondren (TX) 5
  King Hill (RICE) 5