|1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1956 record||6-1-2 (4-1-2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Murray Warmath (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1956 Big Ten football standings|
|#3 Iowa †||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
|#9 Michigan State||4||–||2||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
|#15 Ohio State||4||–||2||–||0||6||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1956 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1956 college football season. In their third year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6-1-2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 127 to 87. The team finished 12th in the final AP Poll and ninth in the final Coaches Poll.
Quarterback Bobby Cox received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Tackle Bob Hobert was selected by the Football Writers Association of America (for Look magazine) as a first-team player on the 1956 College Football All-America Team. Hobert was also named All-Big Ten first team, Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten. Offensive lineman Perry Gehring was named Academic All-Big Ten.
|09/29/1956||at Washington*||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||W 34-14||41,000|
|10/06/1956||Purdue||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 21-14||58,660|
|10/13/1956||Northwestern||#17||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||T 0-0||62,006|
|10/20/1956||Illinois||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 16-13||62,614|
|10/27/1956||at #5 Michigan||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||W 20-7||84,639|
|11/03/1956||Pittsburgh*||#8||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 9-6||63,158|
|11/10/1956||Iowa||#6||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 7-0||64,235|
|11/17/1956||#3 Michigan State||#17||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 14-13||61,981|
|11/24/1956||at Wisconsin||#7||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||T 13-13||54,149|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "Minnesota Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160
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