1954 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team

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1954 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
1954 record 5–4–1 (2–2 Missouri Valley)
Head coach Jennings B. Whitworth (5th season)
Home stadium Lewis Field
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wichita $ 4 0 0     9 1 0
Houston 3 1 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma A&M 2 2 0     5 4 0
Detroit 1 3 0     2 7 0
Tulsa 0 4 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1954 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Oklahoma State University–Stillwater) in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1954 college football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Jennings B. Whitworth, the Cowboys compiled a 5–4–1 record (2–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 161 to 119.[1][2]

On offense, the 1954 team averaged 16.1 points scored, 229.3 rushing yards, and 56.5 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 11.9 points scored, 163.0 rushing yards and 68.8 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included fullback Earl Lunsford with 761 rushing yards and 54 points scored, Fred Duvall with 195 passing yards, and Chester Spencer with 119 receiving yards.[5]

Two Oklahoma A&M players received first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors: end Bob LaRue and tackle Dale Meinert.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[7]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18at Wyoming*W 14–6
September 25at Texas A&M*W 14–6
October 2at No. 17 Texas Tech*T 13–13
October 9at Wichita StateL 13–22
October 16HoustonL 7–14
October 23at Hardin-Simmons*L 7–13
October 30at TulsaW 12–0
November 6DetroitW 34–19
November 13Kansas*W 47–12
November 27 No. 3 Oklahoma*L 0–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1954 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide" (PDF). Oklahoma State University. p. 172. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  7. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.