1955 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1955 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1955 record 3–6–1 (1–4–1 Big 7)
Head coach Chuck Mather (2nd season)
Captain Ralph Moody, Dick Reich
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
Nebraska 5 1 0     5 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 1 4 1     3 6 1
Iowa State 1 4 1     1 7 1
Missouri 1 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1955 college football season. In their second season under head coach Chuck Mather, the Jayhawks compiled a 3–6–1 record (1–4–1 against conference opponents), finished tied for fifth in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 222 to 93.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included John Francisco with 459 rushing yards and 24 points scored and Wally Strauch with 498 passing yards.[3] Ralph Moody and Dick Reich were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17at TCU*L 14–47 
September 24Washington State*W 13–0 
October 1at ColoradoL 0–12 
October 8Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
T 7–7 
October 15at No. 3 OklahomaL 6–44 
October 22SMU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 14–33 
October 29at NebraskaL 14–19 
November 5Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 0–46 
November 12Oklahoma A&M*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 12–7 
November 19Missouri
W 13–7 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1955 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. ^ 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127, 131, 138.