1954 Missouri Tigers football team

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1954 Missouri Tigers football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1954 record 4–5–1 (3–2–1 Big 7)
Head coach Don Faurot (17th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
Nebraska 4 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 2 1     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 3 3 0     7 3 0
Iowa State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Kansas 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Seven Conference (Big 7) during the 1954 college football season. The team compiled a 4–5–1 record (3–2–1 against Big 7 opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Big 7, and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 261 to 198. Don Faurot was the head coach for the 17th of 19 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Robert Bauman with 293 rushing yards, Vic Eaton with 774 passing yards and 688 yards of total offense, Harold Burnine with 405 receiving yards, and Jack Fox with 47 points scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 25at Purdue*L 0–31 
October 2at Kansas StateW 35–7 
October 9SMU*L 6–25 
October 16Indiana*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 20–14 
October 23Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
W 32–14 
October 30at NebraskaL 19–25 
November 6Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
T 19–19 
November 13at No. 3 OklahomaL 13–34 
November 20Kansas
W 41–18 
November 25at No. 10 Maryland*L 13–74 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1954 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016.