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1955 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1955 record2–8 (1–5 Skyline)
Head coachBob Titchenal (3rd season)
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
Seasons
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1956 →

Template:1955 Skyline football standings The 1955 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Skyline Conference during the 1955 college football season. In their third and final season under head coach Bob Titchenal, the Lobos compiled a 2–8 record (1–5 against Skyline opponents), finished seventh in the conference, were shutout in five games (including four in a row), and were outscored by all opponents by a total of 213 to 61.[1][2]

After the season ended, the student newspaper (the Lobo) published an editorial criticizing Titchenal for the team's poor showing, pointing out that the university had expended $80,000 for football players since 1953 and noting that the teams had gotten steadily worse under Titchenal. Titchenal responded with a press conference in which he stated that he had done the best he could under university policy, which did not allow him to grant athletic scholarships and which had cut the team's equipment budget in half.[3] Titchenal was ultimately fired as the school's football coach on December 7, 1955.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico A&M]]*W 14–710,000[5]
September 24at Colorado A&ML 0–252,772[6]
October 1Texas Western*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 0–34
October 8at Utah StateL 0–18
October 15San Jose State*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 0–148,000[7]
October 22at MontanaL 14–19
October 29Denverdagger
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 6–3310,200[8]
November 12Wyoming
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 0–20
November 19at Arizona*L 6–27[9]
November 26BYU
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 21–16[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1955 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/new-mexico/1955-schedule.html. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  3. "Titch Defends Coaches, Calls Press Conference". Albuquerque Journal: p. 23. December 1, 1955. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24964828/titch_defends_coaches_calls_press/.
  4. J.D. Kailor (December 8, 1955). "Bob Titchenal Fired As Lobo Grid Coach; Successor Is Studied". Albuquerque Journal: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24964920/bob_titchenal_fired_as_lobo_grid_coach/.
  5. J.D. Kailer (September 18, 1955). "Lobos Open 1955 With 14-7 Victory Over Aggies: UNM Annexes 14th Straight Win; Mazzei Stars". Albuquerque Journal: p. 41. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24964341/lobos_open_1955_with_147_victory_over/.
  6. J.D. Kailer (September 25, 1955). "Colorado Aggies Slog to 25-0 Skyline Win Over Lobos". Albuquerque Journal: p. 23. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24521554/colorado_aggies_slog_to_250_skyline/.
  7. J.D. Kailer (October 16, 1955). "San Jose 14, Lobos 0". Albuquerque Journal: p. 27. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24964434/san_jose_14_lobos_0/.
  8. J.D. Kailer (October 30, 1955). "Denver Wrecks New Mexico Homecoming, 33-6". Albuquerque Journal: p. 27. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27451428/denver_wrecks_new_mexico_homecoming/.
  9. Abe Chanin (November 20, 1955). "Wildcats Clobber N.M. Lobos 27-6". The Arizona Daily Star: pp. 1A, 1C. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24964631/wildcats_clobber_nm_lobos_276/.
  10. J.D. Kailer (November 27, 1955). "New Mexico Edges Past Brigham Young, 21-16: Lobos End Losses In Season's Finale". Albuquerque Journal: p. 25. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24964510/new_mexico_edges_past_brigham_young/.
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