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1955 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1955 record2–8 (1–3 MVC)
Head coachCliff Speegle (1st season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wichita State § 3 1 0     7 2 1
Detroit § 3 1 0     5 3 1
Houston 2 2 0     6 4 0
Tulsa 1 3 0     2 7 1
Oklahoma A&M 1 3 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Oklahoma State University–Stillwater) in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1955 college football season. In their first season under head coach Cliff Speegle, the Cowboys compiled a 2–8 record (1–3 against conference opponents), tied for last place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 172 to 88.[1][2]

On offense, the 1955 team averaged 8.8 points scored, 144.1 rushing yards, and 81.7 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 17.2 points scored, 237.5 rushing yards and 64.8 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included fullback Earl Lunsford with 596 rushing yards and 30 points scored, Tom Pontius with 764 passing yards, and Chester Spencer with 319 receiving yards.[5]

End Chester Spencer received first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[7]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24at No. 17 Arkansas*L 0–21
October 1Texas Tech*L 6–24
October 8WichitaL 7–14
October 15at HoustonHoustonL 13–21
October 21at DetroitL 0–7
October 29TulsaW 14–0
November 5Colorado A&M*L 13–20
November 12at Kansas*L 7–12
November 19Kansas State*W 28–0
November 26at No. 1 Oklahoma*L 0–53
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1955 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1955-schedule.html. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 172. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  7. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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