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1954 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1954 record0–10 (0–6 Big 7)
Head coachChuck Mather (1st season)
CaptainBud Bixler
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 6 0 0     10 0 0
Nebraska 4 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 2 1     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 3 3 0     7 3 0
Iowa State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Kansas 0 6 0     0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1954 college football season. In their first season under head coach Chuck Mather, the Jayhawks compiled a 0–10 record (0–6 against conference opponents), the first winless season in school history. They wouldn't have another winless season until 2015. Kansas finished last in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 377 to 93.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Bud Laughlin with 339 rushing yards and Bev Buller with 303 passing yards.[3] Bud Bixler was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18TCU*L 6–27
September 25No. 8 UCLA*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 7–32
October 2Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 0–27
October 9at Iowa StateL 6–33
October 16No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 0–65
October 23at SMU*L 18–36
October 30at Kansas StateL 6–28
November 6No. 20 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 20–41
November 13at Oklahoma A&M*L 12–47
November 20at MissouriL 18–41
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1954 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1954-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127, 131, 138.
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