1955 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1955 Oklahoma Sooners football
Consensus national champion
Big Seven champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 20–6 vs. Maryland
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1955 record 11–0 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson (9th season)
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
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 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1955 college football season, the 61st season of Sooner football. Led by ninth-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.

Oklahoma opened the season ranked third in the polls, and were led on offense by quarterback Jimmy Harris. The Sooners finished the regular season 10–0 (6–0 in Big 7), while winning their tenth consecutive Big 7 title and their 16th conference title overall.

They were invited to the Orange Bowl in Miami on January 2, where they defeated the Maryland Terrapins 20–6; trailing by six at halftime, Oklahoma outscored Maryland 20–0 in the second half.[1] The Sooners claimed their second national championship and continued their record-setting winning streak, which was now at thirty games. It continued for nearly two more seasons, until stopped at 47 in November 1957.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 24 at North Carolina* No. 3 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 13–6   26,638[3]
October 1 No. 12 Pittsburgh* No. 5 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 26–14   56,907[3]
October 8 vs. Texas* No. 3 Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Shootout) NBC W 20–0   75,504[3]
October 15 Kansas No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 44–6   39,789[3]
October 22 No. 14 Colorado No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma NBC W 56–21   57,663[3]
October 29 at Kansas State No. 2 Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 40–7   18,263[3]
November 5 at Missouri No. 1 Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri (Peace Pipe) W 20–0   32,289[3]
November 12 Iowa State No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 52–0   46,455[3]
November 19 at Nebraska No. 1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) W 41–0   36,576[3]
November 26 Oklahoma A&M* No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Bedlam) W 53–0   40,182[3]
January 2, 1956 vs. No. 3 Maryland* No. 1 Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida (Orange Bowl) CBS W 20–6   76,561[3]
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma rallies to beat Maryland, 20-6". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 3, 1956. p. 18. 
  2. ^ "Irish snap Sooners' streak, 7-0". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 17, 1957. p. 1C. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k http://www.soonerstats.com/football/seasons/schedule.cfm?seasonid=1955