The Toronto Argonauts 1956 Season

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 1 1 0 2 43 33 L1 1-1-0
Regular Season 14 4 10 0 8 331 413 W1 1-5-0
    Home 7 2 5 0 4 173 188 L4 2-4-0
    Visitor 7 2 5 0 4 158 225 W1 2-4-0

Full 1956 League Standings

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 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (1-8-0)
After 2nd 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 12 (2-10-0)
After 3rd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (0-10-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Thu Aug 2
TOR 41 @ KWD 20 W 2,500  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Aug 8
TOR 28 @ CGY 13 W 10,000  
B
Mon Aug 13
TOR 15 @ BC 20 L 17,657  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Aug 25
TOR 20 @ MTL 24 L 22,732  
2
Wed Aug 29
HAM 18 @ TOR 0 L 23,801  
2
Mon Sep 3
TOR 21 @ HAM 31 L 20,725  
3
Sat Sep 8 2:00 PM
MTL 28 @ TOR 51 W 20,942 CBCR
4
Wed Sep 12 8:00 PM
TOR 22 @ HAM 21 W 19,153  
4
Fri Sep 14 8:00 PM
HAM 19 @ TOR 41 W 24,118  
5
Sat Sep 22 2:00 PM
OTT 31 @ TOR 20 L 21,825 CBCR
6
Sat Sep 29
TOR 22 @ OTT 43 L 18,791  
7
Sat Oct 6
TOR 6 @ HAM 42 L 15,125  
7
Mon Oct 8
HAM 34 @ TOR 29 L 19,046  
8
Sat Oct 13
MTL 28 @ TOR 13 L 18,679  
9
Sat Oct 20
TOR 26 @ OTT 37 L 13,770  
10
Sat Oct 27
OTT 30 @ TOR 19 L 15,535  
11
Sat Nov 3
TOR 41 @ MTL 27 W 20,913  

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.561 2-5-0 (7) 2-5-0 (7)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6) 0.500
Montreal Alouettes (4) 0.714
Ottawa Rough Riders (4) 0.500

Team Scoring

19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 53.14 +5.89
Average Winning Score 38.75 +12.25
Average Losing Score 17.60 +0.97
Average Home Score 24.71 +3.38
Average Visitor Score 22.57 +4.07
Average Margin of Victory 15.00 +1.75
Average Margin of Loss 14.20 -3.55

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Toronto 365490 273461 502272 6048108 173 (24.7)158 (22.6)331 (23.6)
Opponent 6565130 5761118 4579124 212041 225 (32.1)188 (26.9)413 (29.5)

Coaches

Head Coaches
Assistant Coach
  • Bill Earley – Offensive backfield (until 1956-10-18)

Toronto Argonauts 1956 Player Awards and Nominations

1956 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dick Shatto (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Bill Albright (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bobby Kuntz (Team Nominee)

Toronto Argonauts 1956 All-Star Selections

5 All-Division Selections
HB Dick Shatto
G Fran Machinsky
T Bill Albright
DT Bill Albright
DG Hardiman Cureton

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Toronto Argonauts 1956 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–5 (5)   Ted Smale (E) Toronto
2–5 (14)   Dick Risk (HB) Toronto
3–5 (23)   Jerry O'Flanagan (T) British Columbia (UBC)
4–5 (31)   Walt Bulchak (HB) Toronto

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