1954 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1954 Arizona Wildcats football
Conference Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1954 record 7–3 (3–2 BIAA)
Head coach Warren B. Woodson (3rd season)
Captain Buddy Lewis, Glen Bowers
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
← 1953
1955 →

The 1954 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (BIAA) during the 1954 college football season. In their third season under head coach Warren B. Woodson, the Wildcats compiled a 7–3 record (3–2 against BIAA opponents) and outscored their opponents, 385 to 215. The team captains were Buddy Lewis and Glen Bowers.[1][2] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.

The team's average of 38.5 points per game was the second highest in major college football during the 1954 season.[1] Tailback Art Luppino was the NCAA rushing leader with 1,359 rushing yards. Luppino also broke the NCAA modern-era single-season scoring record with 166 points scored in 1954.[3]


  1. ^ a b "1954 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. pp. 102, 105. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Arizona's Luppino Top Collegiate Grid Scorer". Monroe (La) News-Star. December 8, 1954. p. 21. (breaking Reynold's modern-day scoring record; 4th all time behind Kim Leech in 1920 (210), Jim Thorpe in 1912 (198 points), and Neno dePrato in 1915 (188 points))