You Are Here > SR/CFB > Schools > Michigan State Spartans > 1956

1956 Michigan State Spartans Stats

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

Record: 7-2, .778 W-L% (15th of 111) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Duffy Daugherty (7-2)

PS/G: 26.6 (7th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 9.7 (20th of 111)
SRS: 18.97 (8th of 111) ▪ SOS: 6.86 (34th of 111)

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 9 5.6 11.0 50.5 102.1 1.0 54.1 256.9 4.7 2.9
Defense 9 7.9 18.7 42.3 98.7 0.6 46.8 155.1 3.3 0.7
Difference -2.3 -7.7 +8.2 +3.4 +0.4 +7.3 +101.8 +1.4 +2.2

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Pat Wilson 20 39 51.3 414 10.6 10.0 1 1 143.8
2 Jim Ninowski 13 31 41.9 237 7.6 5.9 4 3 129.4
3 Mike Panitch 11 18 61.1 137 7.6 4.8 2 2 139.5
4 Clarence Peaks 3 4 75.0 60 15.0 20.0 1 0 283.5
5 Dennis Mendyk 1 3 33.3 16 5.3 5.3 0 0 78.1
6 Robert Popp 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
7 Don Gilbert 1 1 100.0 39 39.0 59.0 1 0 757.6
8 Art Johnson 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Dennis Mendyk 85 495 5.8 6 4 53 13.3 1 89 548 6.2 7
2 Clarence Peaks 52 235 4.5 4 1 10 10.0 0 53 245 4.6 4
3 Don Gilbert 48 260 5.4 5 3 29 9.7 0 51 289 5.7 5
4 Walt Kowalczyk 42 128 3.0 1 3 59 19.7 1 45 187 4.2 2
5 Pat Wilson 40 125 3.1 4 1 12 12.0 0 41 137 3.3 4
6 Blanche Martin 37 134 3.6 1 1 16 16.0 0 38 150 3.9 1
7 Jim Wulff 34 123 3.6 2 4 73 18.3 0 38 196 5.2 2
8 Donald Arend 29 208 7.2 1 1 5 5.0 0 30 213 7.1 1
9 Bob Handloser 24 140 5.8 0 24 140 5.8 0
10 Art Johnson 24 108 4.5 1 2 27 13.5 0 26 135 5.2 1
11 Jim Ninowski 21 41 2.0 0 21 41 2.0 0
12 Mike Panitch 17 105 6.2 1 2 43 21.5 0 19 148 7.8 1
13 Vic Zucco 15 145 9.7 0 1 -10 -10.0 0 16 135 8.4 0
14 Don Zysk 5 27 5.4 0 5 27 5.4 0
15 Rudy Gaddini 4 17 4.3 0 4 17 4.3 0
16 Jim Chidester 4 13 3.3 0 4 13 3.3 0
17 Robert Popp 4 -5 -1.3 0 4 -5 -1.3 0
18 Sam Williams 1 7 7.0 0 2 59 29.5 1 3 66 22.0 1
19 Larry Harding 1 6 6.0 0 3 72 24.0 2 4 78 19.5 2
20 Jim Hinesly 9 131 14.6 0 9 131 14.6 0
21 Tony Kolodziej 7 221 31.6 1 7 221 31.6 1
22 Harold Dukes 5 105 21.0 3 5 105 21.0 3
23 Dave Kaiser 1 14 14.0 0 1 14 14.0 0