The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 1956 Season

Season Summary

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1956 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 1 2 0 2 41 67 L2 1-2-0
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

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1956 Opponent Appearances

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 Eskimos (4) 0.688
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.563

Team Scoring

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

1956 Saskatchewan Roughriders Attendance

  • Capacity: 8,000
  • Total: 102,844
  • High: 15,517
  • Avg: 12,855 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1955 Avg: +12,855
  • Low: 8,000
  • Sellouts: 8
  • % of Capacity: 160.69
  • Diff from League Avg: +8,510

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1956 home stadium: Taylor Field
  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1958 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Saskatchewan 261440 9847145 424385 572683 223 (27.9)130 (16.3)353 (22.1)
Opponent 314374 264672 323264 214162 162 (20.3)110 (13.8)272 (17.0)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

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)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Ken Carpenter (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Martin Ruby (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bill Clarke (Team Nominee)

Saskatchewan Roughriders 1956 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

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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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union
A
Tue. July 31
SSK 27 @ HAM 12 W 12,000  
A
Thu. Aug. 2 5:45 PM
SSK 13 @ MTL 42 L 20,102  
A
Fri. Aug. 3
SSK 1 @ OTT 13 L 10,000  
Western Inter-provincial Football Union
1
Sat. Aug. 18
SSK 3 @ EDM 15 L 16,500  
1
Mon. Aug. 20
SSK 9 @ BC 20 L 28,825  
2
Sat. Aug. 25
WPG 16 @ SSK 28 W 13,000  
3
Sat. Sept. 1
SSK 17 @ CGY 27 L 12,000  
3
Mon. Sept. 3
BC 10 @ SSK 24 W 13,000  
4
Sat. Sept. 8
EDM 4 @ SSK 31 W 13,500  
4
Mon. Sept. 10
SSK 0 @ WPG 35 L 17,546  
5
Mon. Sept. 17 10:00 PM
CGY 1 @ SSK 18 W 14,000  
6
Sat. Sept. 22
SSK 24 @ WPG 7 W 19,035  
7
Sat. Sept. 29 4:30 PM
BC 28 @ SSK 46 W 11,327  
7
Mon. Oct. 1
SSK 33 @ EDM 7 W 20,000  
8
Mon. Oct. 8
WPG 14 @ SSK 26 W 15,517  
9
Sat. Oct. 13
EDM 37 @ SSK 17 L 14,500  
10
Sat. Oct. 20
SSK 25 @ BC 22 W 18,239  
10
Mon. Oct. 22
SSK 19 @ CGY 29 L 9,000  
11
Sat. Oct. 27
CGY 0 @ SSK 33 W 8,000  
P1
Sat. Nov. 3
WPG 7 @ SSK 42 W 13,000  
P1
Mon. Nov. 5
SSK 8 @ WPG 19 L 13,348  
P2
Sat. Nov. 10
EDM 22 @ SSK 23 W 13,500  
P2
Mon. Nov. 12
SSK 12 @ EDM 20 L 19,000  
P2
Sat. Nov. 17
SSK 7 @ EDM 51 L 22,461