1956 Connecticut Huskies football team

American college football team season

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1956 Connecticut Huskies football
Yankee Conference champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record6–2–1 (3–0–1 Yankee)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
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

The 1956 Connecticut Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1956 NCAA College Division football season. The Huskies were led by fifth-year head coach Bob Ingalls, and completed the season with a record of 6–2–1.[1][2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 222:00 p.m.Springfield*L 12–416,000[3][4]
September 29at Yale*L 14–1917,828[5]
October 6Rutgers*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 27–77,429[6]
October 13UMass
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
W 71–6
October 20Maine
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 13–7
October 26Delaware*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 26–145,656[7]
November 3at New HampshireT 0–08,000[8]
November 10Northeastern*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 26–0
November 17at Rhode IslandW 51–6

References

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 120. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ Newell, Bill (September 22, 1956). "Connecticut Opens Grid Season Today". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. p. 13. Retrieved January 31, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ Newell, Bill (September 23, 1956). "Springfield Routs Connecticut, 41-12". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. p. 1D. Retrieved January 31, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ "Yale Escapes Upset, Nips Conn., 19 to 14". The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. September 30, 1956. p. 59 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Newell, Bill (October 7, 1956). "Connecticut Thumps Rutgers by 27-7". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Lee, Bill (October 28, 1956). "Connecticut Rallies to Beat Delaware". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Bill Newell (November 4, 1956). "Wildcats, Uconn Play Scoreless Tie". The Hartford Courant. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
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