1954 Mississippi State Maroons football team

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1954 Mississippi State Maroons football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1954 record 6–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Darrell Royal (1st season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Ole Miss $ 5 0 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 6 2 0     8 3 0
Florida 5 2 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 5 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 1
No. 13 Auburn 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 3 0     6 4 0
Alabama 3 3 2     4 5 2
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tulane 1 6 1     1 6 3
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1954 college football season. This was the first season as head coach for Darrell Royal, who had previously served as an assistant for the Maroons.[1] Royal would later win three national championships as head coach of Texas. Center Hal Easterwood was named to the FWAA/Look All-America team. Halfback Art Davis was named SEC "Player of the Year" by the Nashville Banner and Atlanta Constitution.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 18 Memphis State* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 27–7  
September 25 vs. Tennessee Crump StadiumMemphis, Tennessee L 7–19  
October 2 Arkansas State* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 46–13  
October 9 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 14–0  
October 15 at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida L 13–27  
October 23 at No. 12 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama (Rivalry) W 12–7  
October 30 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 0–7  
November 6 North Texas State* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 48–26  
November 13 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Rivalry) W 25–0  
November 27 at No. 7 Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) L 0–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Haisten, Bill (2000-11-15). "Royal's roots still run deep". TulsaWorld.com. Tulsa World. 
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015