1955 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1955 Cal Poly Mustangs football
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1955 record 7–3 (2–1 CCAA)
Head coach LeRoy Hughes (6th season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State 2 0 0     9 1 0
Cal Poly 2 1 0     7 3 0
Santa Barbara 1 1 0     3 6 0
Los Angeles State 0 1 0     3 6 0
San Diego State 0 2 0     2 8 0
  • No champion named for the 1955 season
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University [note 1] during the 1955 college football season. Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

The team was led by sixth-year head coach LeRoy Hughes and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3, 2–1 CCAA). The Mustangs scored 225 points while giving up 126 in the 1955 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 17 Western State* Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 40–18  
September 24 at Humboldt State [note 2]* Redwood BowlArcata, California W 26–0  
October 1 at San Diego State [note 3] Aztec BowlSan Diego W 12–6   8,000[1]
October 8 Santa Barbara [note 4] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 19–6  
October 15 San Diego Marines [note 5]* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 44–12  
October 22 McMurry* Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 13–23  
October 29 at Midwestern State (TX)* Cullum Stadium • Wichita Falls, Texas W 19–7  
November 5 at San Jose State [note 6]* Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 14–20  
November 11 Fresno State [note 7] Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California L 6–34   7,500[2]
November 18 at San Francisco State [note 8]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco W 32–0  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1956 NFL Draft.[5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Jim Cox End 9 99 San Francisco 49ers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ University of California, Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1944 to 1958.
  5. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  6. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  8. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 2, 1955). "Cal Poly's Rally Tops Aztecs, 12-6". The San Diego Union. p. A-38. 
  2. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.