1954 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1954 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 3
1954 record 10–0 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson (8th season)
Home stadium Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Sooners football team (variously "Oklahoma", "OU", or the "Sooners") represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1954 college football season, the sixtieth season of Sooner football. Led by eighth-year head coach Bud Wilkinson, they played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, and were members of the Big Seven Conference.

The Sooners went undefeated and were ranked third in both final polls, released in late November at the end of the regular season. Because of a conference "no-repeat" rule, Oklahoma did not play in a bowl game.[1][2] Unranked runner-up Nebraska was invited to the Orange Bowl,[1] and was defeated 34–7 by #14 Duke.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18 at No. 12 California* No. 2 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California ABC W 27–13   48,095[3]
September 25 No. 20 TCU* No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 21–16   50,878[3]
October 9 vs. No. 15 Texas* No. 1 Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Showdown) W 14–7   76,204[3]
October 16 at Kansas No. 1 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 65–0   28,211[3]
October 23 Kansas State No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 21–0   46,356[3]
October 30 at Colorado No. 2 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 13–6   31,247[3]
November 6 at Iowa State No. 3 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, Iowa W 40–0   10,209[3]
November 13 Missouri No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Peace Pipe) W 34–13   54,173[3]
November 20 Nebraska No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) W 55–7   55,172[3]
November 27 at Oklahoma A&M* No. 3 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam) W 14–0   38,000[3]
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Busy scoreboard eyed as Duke, Nebraska tangle". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 1, 1955. p. 8. 
  2. ^ a b Funk, Ben (January 2, 1955). "Duke rips Huskers 34-7". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). Associated Press. p. 1C. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j http://www.soonerstats.com/football/seasons/schedule.cfm?seasonid=1954