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The 1956 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their 16th year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 5–3–1 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 223 to 153.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets tied the Midshipmen by a 7 to 7 score. The Cadets also lost to Michigan, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh.[2]

1956 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1956 record5–3–1
Head coachEarl Blaik (16th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Miami (FL)         8 1 1
No. 8 Syracuse         7 2 0
No. 13 Pittsburgh         7 3 1
No. 16 Navy         6 1 2
Air Force         6 2 1
Penn State         6 2 1
Pacific (CA)         6 3 1
Army         5 3 1
Holy Cross         5 3 1
Villanova         5 4 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Florida State         5 4 1
Cincinnati         4 5 0
Colgate         4 5 0
Dayton         4 6 0
Drake         3 6 0
Rutgers         3 7 0
Texas Tech         2 7 1
San Jose State         2 7 1
Notre Dame         2 8 0
Boston University         1 5 2
Marquette         0 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Army guard Stan Slater was honored by the United Press as a third-team player on the 1956 College Football All-America Team.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29VMIW 32–12
October 6Penn State
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 14–7
October 13at MichiganL 14–48
October 20at SyracuseL 0–7
October 27at ColumbiaW 60–0
November 3Colgate
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 55–46
November 10William & Mary
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 34–6
November 17at PittsburghL 7–20
December 1vs. NavyT 7–7


1956 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB Pete Dawkins So
G Stan Slater
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "1956 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Norman Miller (November 29, 1956). "Tubbs, Parker, Kramer Steal All-America Show: Three Linmen Get Most Attention In United Press' Poll". The Daily News. Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA.