1955 San Francisco State Gators football team

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1955 San Francisco State Gators football
Conference Far Western Conference
1955 record 5–5 (3–2 FWC)
Head coach Joe Verducci (6th season)
Home stadium Cox Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chico State 5 0 0     7 2 0
Cal Aggies 3 1 1     5 3 1
San Francisco State 3 2 0     5 5 0
Humboldt State 2 2 1     7 3 1
Nevada 1 4 0     2 5 0
Sacramento State 0 5 0     1 6 0
  • No champion named for 1955 season

The 1955 San Francisco State Gators football team represented San Francisco State College[note 1] during the 1955 college football season.

San Francisco State competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC), the Gators were led by 6th-year head coach Joe Verducci. They played home games at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, California, the team finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5, 3–2 FWC). For the season the team outscored its opponents 171–142.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 17 at San Quentin State Prison* San Quentin Prison[note 2]San Quentin, CA W 29–6  
September 23 Fresno State[note 3]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco, CA L 12–20  
September 30 Nevada Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 18–7  
October 7 Cal Aggies[note 4] Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA L 7–27  
October 15 at Chico State[note 5] Chico High School StadiumChico, CA L 6–9   [1]
October 21 Humboldt State[note 6] Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 33–13   [2]
October 29 at San Diego State[note 7]* Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 6–7   5,000[3]
November 5 at Redlands* Redlands Stadium[note 8]Redlands, CA W 27–7  
November 12 at Sacramento State[note 9] Charles C. Hughes StadiumSacramento, CA W 33–14  
November 18 Cal Poly[note 10]* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA L 0–32  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No San Francisco State players were selected in the 1956 NFL Draft.[5][6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ This was the second of six annual games against San Quentin Prison. All of the games were held within the walls of the prison itself.
  3. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  4. ^ University of California, Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922 to 1959. In common usage, the sports teams were called the "Cal Aggies" from 1924 until the mid 1970s.
  5. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ Humboldt State University was known as Humboldt State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  8. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season
  9. ^ California State University, Sacramento was known as Sacramento State College from 1947 to 1971.
  10. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 16, 1955. p. 45. Retrieved October 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Gators Batter Humboldt State". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. October 22, 1955. p. 15. Retrieved March 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Howard Hagen (October 30, 1955). "Aztecs Surprise Gators, 7-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. G-1. 
  4. ^ "1955 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.