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The University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Football

1956 National Champions

In 1956, teams were prohibited from making bowl appearances in consecutive years, but it made no difference to Oklahoma.

This group of Sooners finished 10-0 and led the nation in total offense while logging six shutouts, including a 40-0 blanking of Paul Hornung and Notre Dame.

Balance was perhaps the key quality for OU. Two Sooners won player of the year honors. Jerry Tubbs captured the Walter Camp Trophy, while Tommy McDonald won The Sporting News' top honor.

1956 Results (10-0 Overall, 6-0 Big 7)
09/29/56 - Oklahoma 36, North Carolina 0
10/06/56 - Oklahoma 66, Kansas State 0
10/13/56 - Oklahoma 45, Texas 0
10/20/56 - Oklahoma 34, Kansas 12
10/27/56 - Oklahoma 40, Notre Dame 0
11/03/56 - Oklahoma 27, Colorado 19
11/10/56 - Oklahoma 44, Iowa State 0
11/17/56 - Oklahoma 67, Missouri 14
11/24/56 - Oklahoma 54, Nebraska 6
12/01/56 - Oklahoma 53, Oklahoma State 0

Head Coach: Bud Wilkinson

All-Americans:
Jerry Tubbs, Center - Breckenridge, Texas
Bill Krisher, Guard - Midwest City, Okla.
Tommy McDonald, Halfback - Albuquerque, N.M.
Ed Gray, Guard - Odessa, Texas

Final 1956 AP Poll Record
1. Oklahoma 10-0-0
2. Tennessee 10-1-0
3. Iowa 9-1-0
4. Georgia Tech 10-1-0
5. Texas A&M 9-0-1
6. Miami (Fla.) 8-1-1
7. Michigan 7-2-0
8. Syracuse 7-2-0
9. Michigan State 7-2-0
10. Oregon State 7-3-1
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