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1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (WIFU) 3rd place 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach:Allie Sherman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Tue8/14/1956AHamilton Tiger-Cats10-22LHamilton, ONCivic Stadium10000
Thu8/16/1956AMontreal Alouettes7-34LMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium
Sat8/25/1956ASaskatchewan Roughriders16-28LRegina, SKTaylor Field13000
Mon8/27/1956HCalgary Stampeders16-15WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16687
Fri8/31/1956HBritish Columbia Lions3-1WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15727
Mon9/3/1956AEdmonton Eskimos20-21LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium15000
Mon9/10/1956HSaskatchewan Roughriders35-0WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium17546
Sat9/15/1956ACalgary Stampeders6-16LCalgary, ABMewata Stadium12789
Mon9/17/1956ABritish Columbia Lions16-15WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium27502
Sat9/22/1956HSaskatchewan Roughriders7-24LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium19035
Sat9/29/1956ACalgary Stampeders37-14WCalgary, ABMewata Stadium14000
Mon10/1/1956HBritish Columbia Lions34-7WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium16467
Sat10/6/1956HEdmonton Eskimos10-7WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium18700
Mon10/8/1956ASaskatchewan Roughriders14-26LRegina, SKTaylor Field15517
Sat10/13/1956ABritish Columbia Lions40-8WVancouver, BCEmpire Stadium26300
Mon10/15/1956AEdmonton Eskimos11-21LEdmonton, ABJoseph A. Clarke Memorial Stadium20000
Sat10/20/1956HCalgary Stampeders17-25LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15922
Sat10/27/1956HEdmonton Eskimos33-0WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium14409
Sat11/3/1956ASaskatchewan Roughriders7-42LRegina, SKTaylor Field13000WIFU Semi-Final #1
Mon11/5/1956HSaskatchewan Roughriders19-8WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium13348WIFU Semi-Final #2
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
54Buddy AllistonOG-LB6-021823Mississippi16
57Walt BilickiOG5-1020520Manitoba; Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
77Al BrunoOE-DB6-319529Kentucky13
68Stav CanakesT6-022526Minnesota5
Bob DavenportFB6-021023UCLA16
83Eagle DayQB6-018324Mississippi16
43George DruxmanC6-122027Portland14
76Bud GrantOE-DB6-219929Minnesota16
53Herb GrayOT-DE6-121822Texas16
50Bob HaasC-LB6-122026Army; Tulsa11
96Jack HutchinsonHB5-1118927Saskatoon Hilltops Jrs.; British Columbia16
66Cal JonesOG-DG6-123523Iowa16
82Ron KellyOHB6-120823Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.11
56Ed KotowichOG5-922522Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
87Ron LatourelleOHB5-817522Winnipeg Rods Jrs.16
80Buddy LeakeQB-OHB-DB6-019523Oklahoma15
73Cec LuiningDE6-121025St. Boniface Jrs.; St. John's Jrs.; Winnipeg Rams Ints.16
92Bob McNamaraOHB6-018925Minnesota16
95Barry McQueenHB5-1019021Winnipeg Rods Jrs.1
81Glen McWhinneyOHB5-1017026Weston Wildcats Jrs.; St. Boniface Legionaires Ints.15
91/85Nick MillerDB6-119225Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.13
74Tom MinerOE-DE6-323524Tulsa16
63Steve PatrickDG-DT6-023024Winnipeg Light Infantry Jrs.16
79Keith PearceDB6-218528Winnipeg Rods Jrs.15
70Norm RauhausDB6-119521Weston Wildcats Jrs.14
65Gene RenziT6-325023Brandeis; Northeastern1
88Barry RoseboroughQB6-020524North Dakota12
97Gordie RowlandDB5-917226Montreal Orfuns Ints.16
62Roger SavoieOT-DT6-024025Winnipeg Rods Jrs.; St. Boniface Ints.16
55Bill SmitiuchOG5-921022Winnipeg Rods Jrs.6
94Elton TaylorLB5-1118724Weston Wildcats Jrs.16
64Buddy TinsleyOT-DT6-224532Baylor16
72/93Gerry VincentDB6-120522Winnipeg Rods Jrs.8
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals851243981
Opponents Totals28608852
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3381941251977591
Opponents Totals235
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Buddy Leake10303293.84580.010103
Bob McNamara17010.00000102
Tom Miner12633.381553.32034
Eagle Day400001025
Bob Davenport400000024
Al Bruno10000006
Bud Grant10000006
Cec Luining10000006
Elton Taylor10000006
Barry Roseborough00000202
Gerry Vincent00000101
Team Totals40324080.0122060.070315
Opponents Totals29212972.451145.5180228
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob McNamara17811016.23013
Bob Davenport1406774.8242
Buddy Leake1566334.1376
Eagle Day1644772.9534
Elton Taylor11655.9110
Jack Hutchinson9637.0120
Ron Latourelle5183.650
Ron Kelly100.000
Team Totals66430344.625
Opponents Totals52822924.324
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Eagle Day25413753.910518147.113.25372.8124.766.3
Buddy Leake914347.3378199.019.07555.51112.157.7
Barry Roseborough10550.05707.014.02500.000.072.9
Bob McNamara11100.0066.06.0600.000.091.7
Team Totals35618652.214727097.614.6123.4236.561.6
Opponents Totals30414848.712723067.615.6123.9299.547.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bud Grant6397015.4531
Bob McNamara3651214.2754
Al Bruno3257918.1491
Buddy Leake1824013.3484
Bob Davenport121058.8152
Glen McWhinney912814.2220
Tom Miner56713.4280
Ron Latourelle4307.5220
Elton Taylor33511.7190
Eagle Day22110.5130
Ron Kelly11515.0150
Norm Rauhaus177.070
Team Totals186270914.612
Opponents Totals148230615.612
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gordie Rowland55410.8280
Elton Taylor410827.0701
Norm Rauhaus4358.8180
Keith Pearce3237.7170
Buddy Alliston2157.5150
Buddy Leake273.570
Bud Grant263.060
Al Bruno22110.5210
Bob McNamara200.000
Nick Miller200.000
Bob Haas100.000
Team Totals292699.31
Opponents Totals2324210.51
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBL
Eagle Day47179538.2590
Gerry Vincent56213138.1630
Barry Roseborough2798036.3490
Buddy Leake25929.5590
Team Totals132496537.60
Opponents Totals
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Gordie Rowland442656.0250
Ron Latourelle472545.4180
Glen McWhinney351614.6110
Al Bruno2136.5130
Keith Pearce01212L0
Bud Grant155.050
Stav Canakes100.000
Team Totals1307105.5250
Opponents Totals1235594.50
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Nick Miller51271653.3660
Buddy Alliston314749.0580
Gordie Rowland37324.3470
Team Totals57293651.5
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Bob McNamara925328.1410
Ron Latourelle1020120.1340
Elton Taylor817321.6300
Gordie Rowland512525.0320
Bob Davenport36220.7240
Buddy Leake35919.7300
Bud Grant12929.0290
Glen McWhinney11818.0180
Jack Hutchinson11616.0160
Barry Roseborough177.070
Tom Miner166.060
Buddy Alliston100.000
Team Totals4494921.60
Opponents Totals56130823.41
SACKSNOYDS
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Buddy Alliston001100
Walt Bilicki003300
Al Bruno001100
Bob Davenport500000
Eagle Day1320200
George Druxman002200
Bud Grant101100
Herb Gray003330
Cal Jones002200
Buddy Leake800000
Cec Luining001101
Bob McNamara401100
Glen McWhinney120200
Tom Miner0156881
Steve Patrick003300
Keith Pearce002250
Norm Rauhaus001100
Gordie Rowland102200
Roger Savoie001100
Elton Taylor212300
Gerry Vincent001100
Team Totals35296323863
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