1956 Oklahoma Sooners football team
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The 1956 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. It was the 62nd season of play for the Sooners and they repeated as consensus national champions. They were led by hall of fame head coach Bud Wilkinson, in his tenth season. On the field, the Sooners were led on offense by quarterback Jim Harris, and played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.
|1956 Oklahoma Sooners football|
Consensus national champion
Big Seven champion
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1956 record||10–0 (6–0 Big 7)|
|Head coach||Bud Wilkinson (10th season)|
|Home stadium||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium|
|1956 Big 7 football standings|
|No. 1 Oklahoma $||6||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|No. 20 Colorado||4||–||1||–||1||8||–||2||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
After another undefeated season, Oklahoma was first in both final polls in early December. Their winning streak was up to forty games, but they did not play in a bowl game due to the Big Seven's no-repeat rule; runner-up Colorado was invited to and won the Orange Bowl.
|September 29||North Carolina*||No. 1||W 36–0||57,559|
|October 6||Kansas State||No. 1||W 66–0||39,981|
|October 13||vs. Texas*||No. 1||NBC||W 45–0||75,504|
|October 20||at Kansas||No. 1||W 34–12||30,129|
|October 27||at Notre Dame*||No. 2||NBC||W 40–0||60,128|
|November 3||at No. 18 Colorado||No. 1||W 27–19||46,563|
|November 10||at Iowa State||No. 1||W 44–0||11,409|
|November 17||Missouri||No. 1||W 67–14||57,647|
|November 24||Nebraska||No. 1||W 54–6||50,039|
|December 1||at Oklahoma A&M*||No. 1||W 53–0||36,500|
- QB Jimmy Harris, Sr.
- HB Tommy McDonald, Sr.
- C Jerry Tubbs, Sr.
- C Jerry Tubbs (All-American, Heisman Finalist)
- G Bill Krisher (All-American)
- HB Tommy McDonald (All-American)
- G Ed Gray (All-American)
- Miller, Norman (December 4, 1956). "Oklahoma voted grid champion in final AP and UP polls". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). United Press. p. 23.
- "Oklahoma wins 40th in a row". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 2, 1956. p. 1, sports.
- . Retrieved 2015-Jul-25.
- SoonerSports.com. Retrieved 2015-Jul-25.
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