Statistics Summary for 1956 
 

  Date Opponent   Score   Attend   Site Notes
09/29/1956 at Stanford W 21-7 55000 Palo Alto, Calif.
* 10/06/1956 at Michigan W 9-0 101001 Ann Arbor, Mich.
* 10/13/1956 INDIANA W 53-6 58858 East Lansing, Mich.
10/20/1956 at Notre Dame W 47-14 59378 Notre Dame, Ind.
* 10/27/1956 at Illinois L 13-20 71119 Champaign, Ill.
* 11/03/1956 WISCONSIN W 33-0 53647 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/10/1956 PURDUE W 12-9 56431 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/17/1956 at Minnesota L 13-14 62478 Minneapolis, Minn.
11/24/1956 KANSAS STATE W 38-17 34115 East Lansing, Mich.
 
Overall: 7-2
Conference: 4-2
Home: 4-0
Away: 3-2
Neutral: 0-0


Rushing g att gain loss net avg td long avg/g
Arend, Donald 9 29 208 0 208 7.2 1 65 23.1
Chidester, Jim 0 4 13 0 13 3.2 0 0 0.0
Gaddini, Rudy 0 4 17 0 17 4.2 0 0 0.0
Gilbert, Donald 0 48 268 8 260 5.4 5 0 0.0
Handloser, Rob 0 24 140 0 140 5.8 0 0 0.0
Harding, Larry 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 0 0.0
Johnson, Art 0 24 119 11 108 4.5 1 0 0.0
Kowalczyk, Walt 9 42 153 25 128 3.0 1 0 14.2
Martin, Blanche 0 37 149 15 134 3.6 1 0 0.0
Mendyk, Dennis 9 85 514 19 495 5.8 6 68 55.0
Ninowski, Jim 9 21 61 20 41 2.0 0 0 4.6
Panitch, Mike 0 17 123 18 105 6.2 0 49 0.0
Peaks, Clarence 0 52 255 20 235 4.5 3 0 0.0
Popp, Robert 0 4 3 8 -5 -1.2 0 0 0.0
Williams, Sam 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0 0 0.0
Wilson, Pat 9 40 167 42 125 3.1 4 0 13.9
Wulff, Jim 9 34 131 8 123 3.6 2 0 13.7
Zucco, Vic 0 15 148 3 145 9.7 0 0 0.0
Zysk, Don 0 5 30 3 27 5.4 0 0 0.0
Team totals 9 487 2512 200 2312 4.7 27 68 256.9
Opp totals 9 421 1721 325 1396 3.3 5 0 155.1
 

Passing g comp-att-int pct yds td long avg/g effic
Gilbert, Donald 0 1-1-0 100.0 39 1 39 0.0 757.60
Johnson, Art 0 1-1-0 100.0 16 0 16 0.0 234.40
Mendyk, Dennis 9 1-3-0 33.3 16 0 16 1.8 78.13
Ninowski, Jim 9 13-31-3 41.9 237 4 0 26.3 129.38
Panitch, Mike 0 11-18-2 61.1 137 2 0 0.0 139.49
Peaks, Clarence 0 3-4-0 75.0 60 1 0 0.0 283.50
Popp, Robert 0 0-2-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00
Wilson, Pat 9 20-39-1 51.3 414 1 54 46.0 143.78
Team totals 9 50-99-8 50.5 919 9 54 102.1 142.32
Opp totals 9 71-168-24 42.3 883 5 52 98.1 67.66
 
Receiving g no. yds avg td long avg/g
Arend, Donald 9 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.6
Dukes, Harold 0 5 105 21.0 3 41 0.0
Gilbert, Donald 0 3 29 9.7 0 0 0.0
Harding, Larry 0 3 72 24.0 2 34 0.0
Hinesly, James 0 9 131 14.6 0 0 0.0
Johnson, Art 0 2 27 13.5 0 0 0.0
Kaiser, Dave 9 1 14 14.0 0 14 1.6
Kolodziej, A. 0 7 221 31.6 1 54 0.0
Kowalczyk, Walt 9 3 59 19.7 1 0 6.6
Martin, Blanche 0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.0
Mendyk, Dennis 9 4 53 13.2 1 0 5.9
Panitch, Mike 0 2 43 21.5 0 0 0.0
Peaks, Clarence 0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.0
Williams, Sam 0 2 59 29.5 1 39 0.0
Wilson, Pat 9 1 12 12.0 0 0 1.3
Wulff, Jim 9 4 73 18.2 0 0 8.1
Zucco, Vic 0 1 -10 -10.0 0 0 0.0
Team totals 9 50 919 18.4 9 54 102.1
Opp totals 9 71 883 12.4 5 52 98.1
 
Scoring g td fg k-pat 2xp dxp saf pts
Arend, Donald 9 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Dukes, Harold 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18
Gilbert, Donald 0 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 30
Harding, Larry 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18
Johnson, Art 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Kaiser, Dave 9 0 0-0 3-3 0 0 0 3
Kolodziej, A. 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Kowalczyk, Walt 9 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Martin, Blanche 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Matsos, Arch 0 0 0-0 6-11 0 0 0 6
Mendyk, Dennis 9 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 48
Ninowski, Jim 9 0 0-0 6-12 0 0 0 6
Panitch, Mike 0 0 0-0 4-7 0 0 0 4
Peaks, Clarence 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 24
Williams, Sam 0 1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 7
Wilson, Pat 9 4 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 24
Wulff, Jim 9 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Team totals 9 39 1-1 20-36 0 0 0 257
Opp totals 9 10 1-0 12-10 0 0 1 77
 
Total offense g rush pass total avg/g
Arend, Donald 9 208 0 208 23.1
Chidester, Jim 0 13 0 13 0.0
Gaddini, Rudy 0 17 0 17 0.0
Gilbert, Donald 0 260 39 299 0.0
Handloser, Rob 0 140 0 140 0.0
Harding, Larry 0 6 0 6 0.0
Johnson, Art 0 108 16 124 0.0
Kowalczyk, Walt 9 128 0 128 14.2
Martin, Blanche 0 134 0 134 0.0
Mendyk, Dennis 9 495 16 511 56.8
Ninowski, Jim 9 41 237 278 30.9
Panitch, Mike 0 105 137 242 0.0
Peaks, Clarence 0 235 60 295 0.0
Popp, Robert 0 -5 0 -5 0.0
Williams, Sam 0 7 0 7 0.0
Wilson, Pat 9 125 414 539 59.9
Wulff, Jim 9 123 0 123 13.7
Zucco, Vic 0 145 0 145 0.0
Zysk, Don 0 27 0 27 0.0
Team totals 9 2312 919 3231 359.0
Opp totals 9 1396 883 2279 253.2
 
Punt returns no. yards td long avg
Arend, Donald 4 50 0 0 12.5
Johnson, Art 4 36 0 0 9.0
Kowalczyk, Walt 2 26 0 0 13.0
Martin, Blanche 1 3 0 3 3.0
Matsko, John 1 14 0 14 14.0
Mendyk, Dennis 6 132 1 67 22.0
Peaks, Clarence 3 71 1 63 23.7
Wilson, Pat 1 2 0 2 2.0
Wulff, Jim 5 23 0 0 4.6
Team totals 27 357 2 67 13.2
Opp totals 17 343 0 0 20.2
 
Kick returns no. yards td long avg
Gilbert, Donald 3 46 0 0 15.3
Handloser, Rob 1 13 0 13 13.0
Johnson, Art 1 19 0 19 19.0
Kowalczyk, Walt 2 13 0 0 6.5
Martin, Blanche 1 20 0 20 20.0
Mendyk, Dennis 4 86 0 0 21.5
Ninowski, Jim 2 21 0 0 10.5
O'Brien, Franci 1 0 0 0 0.0
Peaks, Clarence 1 21 0 21 21.0
Wilson, Pat 1 9 0 9 9.0
Wulff, Jim 1 14 0 14 14.0
Zucco, Vic 1 19 0 19 19.0
Zysk, Don 1 17 0 17 17.0
Team totals 20 298 0 0 14.9
Opp totals 48 683 0 0 14.2
 
Interceptions no. yards td long avg
Barker, Richard 1 7 0 7 0.1
Berger, Donald 1 3 0 3 0.3
Gilbert, Donald 1 16 0 16 0.1
Harding, Larry 1 33 1 33 0.0
Johnson, Art 1 52 0 52 0.0
Kelly, Ellison 2 9 0 0 0.2
Martin, Blanche 2 12 0 0 0.2
Matsko, John 3 15 0 0 0.2
Matsos, Arch 1 2 0 2 0.5
Mendyk, Dennis 3 66 0 0 0.0
Peaks, Clarence 1 20 0 20 0.1
Popp, Robert 1 3 0 3 0.3
Wilson, Pat 1 11 0 11 0.1
Wulff, Jim 2 35 0 0 0.1
Zucco, Vic 2 22 0 0 0.1
Zysk, Don 1 12 0 12 0.1
Team totals 24 318 1 52 0.1
Opp totals 8 0 0 67 0.0
 
Fumble returns no. yards td long avg
Team totals 0 0 0 0 0.0
Opp totals 0 0 0 0 0.0
 
All purpose g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
Arend, Donald 9 208 5 50 0 0 263 29.2
Barker, Richard 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0.0
Berger, Donald 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.0
Chidester, Jim 0 13 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
Dukes, Harold 0 0 105 0 0 0 105 0.0
Gaddini, Rudy 0 17 0 0 0 0 17 0.0
Gilbert, Donald 0 260 29 0 46 16 351 0.0
Handloser, Rob 0 140 0 0 13 0 153 0.0
Harding, Larry 0 6 72 0 0 33 111 0.0
Hinesly, James 0 0 131 0 0 0 131 0.0
Johnson, Art 0 108 27 36 19 52 242 0.0
Kaiser, Dave 9 0 14 0 0 0 14 1.6
Kelly, Ellison 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0.0
Kolodziej, A. 0 0 221 0 0 0 221 0.0
Kowalczyk, Walt 9 128 59 26 13 0 226 25.1
Martin, Blanche 0 134 16 3 20 12 185 0.0
Matsko, John 0 0 0 14 0 15 29 0.0
Matsos, Arch 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.0
Mendyk, Dennis 9 495 53 132 86 66 832 92.4
Ninowski, Jim 9 41 0 0 21 0 62 6.9
Panitch, Mike 0 105 43 0 0 0 148 0.0
Peaks, Clarence 0 235 10 71 21 20 357 0.0
Popp, Robert 0 -5 0 0 0 3 -2 0.0
Williams, Sam 0 7 59 0 0 0 66 0.0
Wilson, Pat 9 125 12 2 9 11 159 17.7
Wulff, Jim 9 123 73 23 14 35 268 29.8
Zucco, Vic 0 145 -10 0 19 22 176 0.0
Zysk, Don 0 27 0 0 17 12 56 0.0
Team totals 9 2312 919 357 298 318 4204 467.1
Opp totals 9 1396 883 343 683 0 3305 367.2
 
Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk
Martin, Blanche 6 203 33.8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mendyk, Dennis 6 228 38.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peaks, Clarence 19 745 39.2 53 0 0 0 0 0
Wulff, Jim 2 44 22.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team totals 34 1220 35.9 53 0 0 0 0 1
Opp totals 47 1559 33.2 69 0 0 0 0 2
 
Field goals made att pct long blkd
Team totals 1 1 100.0 0 0
Opp totals 1 0 0.0 33 0
 
Extra points g ua a tot tfl-yds sack-yds int-yds brup qbh fr-yds ff blk saf
Team totals 9 0 0 0 - - 24 - 318 - - - - - -
Opp totals 9 0 0 0 - - 8 - 0 - - - - - -
 
Team statistics Team totals Opponent
1st downs rushing 109 70
1st downs passing 35 45
1st downs penalty 0 8
1st downs total 144 123
Penalties against 63 38
Penalty yards 733 326
Fumbles 38 34
Fumbles lost 21 17
3rd-down convert 0-0 0-0
4th-down convert 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 0:00 0:00
Misc yards 0 0