Arkansas Razorbacks football, 1950–59

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1950[edit]

1950 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1950 record 2–8 (1–5 SWC)
Head coach Otis Douglas
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 23, 1950 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 7–12  
September 30, 1950 North Texas* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 50–6  
October 7, 1950 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX L 6–13  
October 14, 1950 Baylor Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–6  
October 21, 1950 at #7 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 14–19  
October 28, 1950 Vanderbilt* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 13–14  
November 4, 1950 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 13–42  
November 11, 1950 Rice Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 6–9  
November 18, 1950 #14 SMU War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 7–14  
November 23, 1950 at Tulsa* Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 13–28  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captain
George Eckert

1951[edit]

1951 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1951 record 5–5 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach Otis Douglas
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22, 1951 at Oklahoma A&M* Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 42–7  
September 29, 1951 Arizona St.* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 30–13  
October 6, 1951 TCU War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 7–17  
October 13, 1951 at #12 Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 7–9  
October 20, 1951 #4 Texas Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 16–14  
November 27, 1951 Santa Clara* #19 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 12–21  
November 3, 1951 #18 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 33–21  
November 10, 1951 at Rice #20 Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 0–6  
November 17, 1951 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 7–14  
November 24, 1951 Tulsa* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 24–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Dave Hanner
Pat Summerall

1952[edit]

1952 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1952 record 2–8 (1–5 SWC)
Head coach Otis Douglas
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 20, 1952 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 22–20  
September 27, 1952 Houston* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 7–17  
October 4, 1952 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX L 7–13  
October 11, 1952 Baylor War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 20–17  
October 18, 1952 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 7–44  
October 25, 1952 Ole Miss* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 7–34  
November 1, 1952 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 12–31  
November 8, 1952 Rice Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 33–35  
November 15, 1952 SMU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 17–27  
November 22, 1952 at Tulsa* Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 34–44  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Dean Pryor
Buddy Sutton

1953[edit]

1953 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1953 record 3–7 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »

Overview[edit]

Arkansas quarterback Lamar McHan finished ninth in the Heisman Trophy voting for 1953.[1] McHan was sixth in the nation in yards per punt, and tied for sixth in punt return yards.[2] Receiver Floyd Sagely's receiving stats were tied for sixth best in the country.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26, 1953 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 6–7  
October 3, 1953 TCU Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 13–6  
October 10, 1953 at #9 Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX L 7–14  
October 17, 1953 Texas Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–16  
October 24, 1953 vs. Ole Miss* Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 0–28  
October 31, 1953 Texas A&M War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 41–14  
November 7, 1953 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 0–47  
November 14, 1953 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 7–13  
November 21, 1953 LSU* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) L 8–9  
November 28, 1953 Tulsa* Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Jim Speering
Ralph Troillett

1954[edit]

1954 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference Champs
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Georgia Tech, L, 6–14
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #10
1954 record 8–3 (5–1 SWC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt
Captain Bobby Proctor
Jim Roth
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25, 1954 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 41–0  
October 2, 1954 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 20–13  
October 9, 1954 Baylor Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 21–20  
October 16, 1954 at Texas #12 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 20–7  
October 23, 1954 #5 Ole Miss* #7 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 6–0  
October 30, 1954 at Texas A&M #4 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 14–7  
November 6, 1954 #15 Rice #4 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 28–15  
November 13, 1954 #19 SMU #4 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 14–21  
November 20, 1954 at LSU* #9 State Fair StadiumShreveport, LA (Rivalry) L 6–7  
November 27, 1954 at Houston* #13 Robertson StadiumHouston, TX W 19–0  
January 1, 1955 Georgia Tech* #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 6–14  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 6 6

This contest had been designated as an Southeastern Conference game because Ole Miss had not scheduled required six conference games to be eligible for SEC title.[3]


Cotton Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 0 0 7 7 14
Arkansas 0 6 0 0 6


1955[edit]

1955 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1955 record 5–4–1 (3–2–1 SWC)
Head coach Jack Mitchell
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 7, 1955 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 21–6  
September 24, 1955 Oklahoma A&M* #17 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 21–0  
October 1, 1955 #10 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 0–26  
October 8, 1955 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 20–25  
October 15, 1955 Texas War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 27–20  
October 22, 1955 at Ole Miss* Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 7–17  
October 29, 1955 #11 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) T 7–7  
November 5, 1955 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 10–0  
November 12, 1955 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX W 6–0  
November 19, 1955 LSU* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) L 7–13  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Preston Carpenter
Henry Moore

1956[edit]

1956 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1956 record 6–4 (3–3 SWC)
Head coach Jack Mitchell
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 22, 1956 Hardin-Simmons* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 21–6  
September 29, 1956 Oklahoma State* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 19–7  
October 6, 1956 at #8 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX L 6–41  
October 13, 1956 #10 Baylor Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–14  
October 20, 1956 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 32–14  
October 27, 1956 #10 Ole Miss* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 14–0  
November 3, 1956 at #5 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 0–27  
November 10, 1956 Rice Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–12  
November 17, 1956 SMU War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 27–13  
November 24, 1956 at LSU* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Rivalry) L 7–21  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Neil Martin
Ted Souter

1957[edit]

1957 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1957 record 6–4 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach Jack Mitchell
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1956 1958 »

Overview[edit]

Razorback punter/fullback and co-captain Gerald Nesbitt was fourth in the nation in yards per punt, with 42.0. Arkansas finished tied for fifth in the SWC.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21, 1957 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 12–0  
September 28, 1957 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 41–14  
October 5, 1957 #17 TCU War Memorial Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 20–7  
October 12, 1957 at Baylor #11 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 20–17  
October 19, 1957 Texas #10 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 0–17  
October 26, 1957 vs. #6 Ole Miss* Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 12–6  
November 2, 1957 #1 Texas A&M #11 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) L 6–7  
November 9, 1957 at Rice #12 Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 7–13  
November 16, 1957 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 22–27  
November 23, 1957 Texas Tech* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 47–26  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Jay Donathan
Gerald Nesbitt
George Walker

1958[edit]

1959[edit]

1959 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference Co-champions
Gator Bowl vs. Georgia Tech, W, 14–7
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
1959 record 9–2 (5–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

Overview[edit]

In Frank Broyles' second season as head coach, Arkansas defeated his alma mater in the Gator Bowl, 14–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19, 1959 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 28–0  
September 26, 1959 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 13–7  
October 3, 1959 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 3–0  
October 10, 1959 at Baylor #19 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 23–7  
October 17, 1959 #3 Texas #12 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 12–13  
October 24, 1959 vs. #6 Ole Miss* #10 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 0–28  
October 31, 1959 Texas A&M #17 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 12–7  
November 7, 1959 at Rice #16 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 14–10  
November 14, 1959 at SMU #20 Ownby StadiumDallas, TX W 17–14  
November 21, 1959 Texas Tech* #13 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 27–8  
January 2, 1960 vs. Georgia Tech* #9 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 14–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.
Captains
Billy Luplow
James Monroe
Barry Switzer

Gator Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 7 7 0 14
Yellow Jackets 7 0 0 0 7

1950–1959 Statistical Leaders[edit]

Passing[edit]

Year Player Com Att % Yards
1950 Jim Rinehart 59 139 42 756
1951 Lamar McHan 53 135 39 724
1952 Lamar McHan 55 136 40 743
1953 Lamar McHan 78 150 52 1,107
1954 George Walker 45 85 53 603
1955 George Walker 22 47 47 347
1956 Don Christian 18 53 34 260
1957 George Walker 35 63 56 587
1958 James Monroe 41 96 43 512
1959 James Monroe 19 30 63 202

Rushing[edit]

Year Player Att Yards Avg
1950 Buddy Rodgers 118 476 4.0
1951 Lamar McHan 127 433 3.4
1952 Buddy Sutton 100 448 4.5
1953 Lamar McHan 143 409 2.9
1954 Henry Moore 153 670 4.4
1955 Henry Moore 134 701 5.2
1956 Gerald Nesbitt 129 663 5.1
1957 Gerald Nesbitt 145 624 4.3
1958 Jim Mooty 71 395 5.6
1959 Jim Mooty 93 519 5.6

Receiving[edit]

Year Player Rec Yards YPC
1950 Bill Jurney 22 465 15.2
1951 Pat Summerall 24 358 14.9
1952 Lewis Carpenter 19 335 17.6
1953 Floyd Sagely 30 542 18.1
1954 Preston Carpenter 21 234 11.1
1955 Preston Carpenter 11 155 14.1
1956 Ron Underwood 7 154 22.0
1957 Billy Kyser 10 179 17.9
1958 Charles Barnes 15 175 11.7
1959 Steve Butler 9 107 11.9

Source: ESPN College Football Encyclopedia[5]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Heisman Trophy 1953 – 19th Award." Webpage. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  2. ^ a b ESPN 2005: 1233
  3. ^ "Arkansas Nips Ole Miss 6-0." Eugene Register-Guard. 1954 Oct 24.
  4. ^ ESPN 2005: 1249
  5. ^ ESPN 2005: 1220–1257

References[edit]

ESPN, (television network) (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. New York, New York. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1. OCLC 61264858.