1956 UMass Redmen football team

The 1956 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1956 NCAA College Division football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in the NCAA's newly created College Division. The team was coached by Charlie O'Rourke and played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. UMass finished the season with a record of 2–5–1 overall and 1–4 in conference play.

1956 UMass Redmen football
ConferenceYankee Conference
1956 record2–5–1 (1–4 YC)
Head coach
Home stadiumAlumni Field
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Connecticut $ 3 0 1     6 2 1
Maine 3 1 0     5 2 0
New Hampshire 2 1 1     3 4 1
Vermont 1 2 0     2 5 0
UMass 1 3 0     2 5 1
Rhode Island 1 4 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22at American International*Springfield, MAT 6–6
September 29at Boston University*L 6–19
October 13at ConnecticutL 6–71
October 20at Rhode IslandL 13–34
October 27Northeastern*
  • Alumni Field
  • Amherst, MA
W 12–6
November 3at VermontW 26–19
November 10Brandeis*
L 7–47
November 17New Hampshire
L 7–28
  • *Non-conference game

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