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
Northern Branch 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 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 Northern Branch[note 4] Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA L 7–27  
October 15 at Chico State[note 5] University Stadium • Chico, CA L 6–9  
October 21 Humboldt State Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 33–13  
October 29 at San Diego State[note 6]* Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 6–7   5,000[1]
November 5 at Redlands* Redlands Stadium[note 7]Redlands, CA W 27–7  
November 12 at Sacramento State[note 8] Charles C. Hughes StadiumSacramento, CA W 33–14  
November 18 Cal Poly* 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.[3][4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935–1971. See: San Francisco State
  2. ^ This was the second annual game 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 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
  4. ^ UC Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922–1959. See: UC Davis
  5. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935–1971. See: Chico State
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State University
  7. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Ted Runner Stadium on the University of Redlands campus, which was opened for the 1968 season
  8. ^ California State University, Sacramento was known as Sacramento State College from 1947–1971. See: Sacramento State

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (October 30, 1955). "Aztecs Surprise Gators, 7-6". The San Diego Union. p. G-1. 
  2. ^ "1955 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.