1955 BYU Cougars football team

The 1955 BYU Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Brigham Young University in the Skyline Conference during the 1955 college football season. In their seventh and final season under head coach Chick Atkinson, the Cougars compiled a 1–9 record (0–7 against Skyline opponents), finished eighth (last) in the Skyline, and were outscored by a total of 300 to 104.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Don Dixon with 335 passing yards, Phil Oyler with 366 rushing yards and 381 yards of total offense, Owen Skousen with 190 receiving yards, and LeGrand Young with 19 points scored.[3]

1955 BYU Cougars football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1955 record1–9 (0–7 Skyline)
Head coachChick Atkinson (7th season)
Home stadiumCougar Stadium
1955 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado A&M $ 6 1 0     8 2 0
Utah 4 1 0     6 3 0
Denver 5 2 0     8 2 0
Wyoming 5 2 0     8 3 0
Utah State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Montana 2 4 0     3 7 0
New Mexico 1 5 0     2 8 0
BYU 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 17at Oregon State*L 0–33
September 24Los Angeles State*
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 33–0
October 1at MontanaL 13–27
October 8at UtahL 9–41
October 21at DenverL 0–33[4]
October 29at WyomingL 6–14
November 5Utah State
L 21–47
November 11Idaho*
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
L 6–49
November 19Colorado A&M
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
L 0–35
November 26at New MexicoL 16–21[5]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1955 BYU Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "BYU Football 2015 Almanac" (PDF). Brigham Young University. 2015. p. 168. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ BYU Football 2015 Almanac, pp. 162-164.
  4. ^ "Denver Trounces BYU Eleven, 33-0". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. October 22, 1955. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ 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 – via Newspapers.com.
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