Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
Ex
Tue Jul 31 8:30 PM
SSK 27 @ HAM 12 W 12,000  
Ex
Thu Aug 2 5:45 PM
SSK 13 @ MTL 42 L 20,102  
Ex
Fri Aug 3 8:00 PM
SSK 1 @ OTT 13 L 10,000  
Week Date/Time (EDT ) Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Aug 18 11:30 PM
SSK 3 @ EDM 15 L 16,500  
1
Mon Aug 20 11:30 PM
SSK 9 @ BC 20 L 28,825  
2
Sat Aug 25 10:00 PM
WPG 16 @ SSK 28 W 13,000  
3
Sat Sep 1 11:30 PM
SSK 17 @ CGY 27 L 12,000  
3
Mon Sep 3 4:30 PM
BC 10 @ SSK 24 W 13,000  
4
Sat Sep 8 10:00 PM
EDM 4 @ SSK 31 W 13,500  
4
Mon Sep 10 9:30 PM
SSK 0 @ WPG 35 L 17,546  
5
Mon Sep 17 10:00 PM
CGY 1 @ SSK 18 W 14,000  
6
Sat Sep 22 9:00 PM
SSK 24 @ WPG 7 W 19,035  
7
Sat Sep 29 4:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 46 W 11,327  
7
Mon Oct 1 9:30 PM
SSK 33 @ EDM 7 W 20,000  
8
Mon Oct 8 3:30 PM
WPG 14 @ SSK 26 W 15,517  
9
Sat Oct 13 3:30 PM
EDM 37 @ SSK 17 L 14,500  
10
Sat Oct 20 11:30 PM
SSK 25 @ BC 22 W 18,239  
10
Mon Oct 22 10:30 PM
SSK 19 @ CGY 29 L 9,000  
11
Sat Oct 27 3:30 PM
CGY 0 @ SSK 33 W 8,000  
Week Date/Time (EST ) Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Nov 3 3:00 PM
WPG 7 @ SSK 42 W 13,000  
P1
Mon Nov 5 9:00 PM
SSK 8 @ WPG 19 L 13,348  
P2
Sat Nov 10 3:00 PM
EDM 22 @ SSK 23 W 13,500  
P2
Mon Nov 12 9:30 PM
SSK 12 @ EDM 20 L 19,000  
P2
Sat Nov 17 9:30 PM
SSK 7 @ EDM 51 L 22,461  
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 353 272 W1 4-2-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 223 110 W1 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 3 5 0 6 130 162 L1 3-3-0

Full 1956 League Standings

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 3 (3-0-0) 1 (1-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 6 (5-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 2nd 8 (7-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 11 (10-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)
After 3rd 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.469 7-1-0 (8) 3-5-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.250
Edmonton Elks (4) 0.688
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.563
19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 39.06 +6.88
Average Winning Score 28.80 +7.70
Average Losing Score 10.83 +1.00
Average Home Score 27.88 +10.38
Average Visitor Score 16.25 +0.00
Average Margin of Victory 17.90 +7.80
Average Margin of Loss 16.33 +3.67
Quarter Team Home (PPG) Visitor (PPG) Total (PPG)
Total Saskatchewan 223 (27.9) 130 (16.3) 353 (22.1)
Opponent 162 (20.3) 110 (13.8) 272 (17.0)
1st Saskatchewan 26 (3.3) 14 (1.8) 40 (2.5)
Opponent 43 (5.4) 31 (3.9) 74 (4.6)
2nd Saskatchewan 98 (12.3) 47 (5.9) 145 (9.1)
Opponent 46 (5.8) 26 (3.3) 72 (4.5)
3rd Saskatchewan 42 (5.3) 43 (5.4) 85 (5.3)
Opponent 32 (4.0) 32 (4.0) 64 (4.0)
4th Saskatchewan 57 (7.1) 26 (3.3) 83 (5.2)
Opponent 41 (5.1) 21 (2.6) 62 (3.9)
Head Coach
1956 Player Awards and Nominations
1956 Most Outstanding
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1956 All-Star Selections
9 All-Division Selections
HB Ken Carpenter
C Mel Beckett (Tie)
T Martin Ruby
DT Martin Ruby
DE Gordon Sturtridge
MG Ron Atchison
SEC Bobby Marlow
SEC John Wozniak
DHB Larry Isbell

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1956 Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–6 (6)   Doug Drew (C) Western Ontario
2–6 (15)   Dave Cresswell (HB) Toronto
3–6 (24)   Jim Steward (E) McMaster
4–6 (32)   Jim Cruikshank (HB) Queen's

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