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

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, San Luis Obispo. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947. See: Cal Poly
  2. ^ UC Santa Barbara was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California from 1942–1958. See: UC Santa Barbara
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State

References[edit]

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