1954 Denver Pioneers football team

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1954 Denver Pioneers football
Skyline champion
ConferenceSkyline Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
1954 record9–1 (6–1 Skyline)
Head coachBob Blackman (2nd season)
Home stadiumHilltop Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Denver $ 6 1 0     9 1 0
Wyoming 5 1 0     6 4 0
Utah State 4 3 0     4 6 0
New Mexico 3 3 0     5 5 0
Utah 3 3 0     4 7 0
Colorado A&M 3 4 0     3 7 0
Montana 1 5 0     3 6 0
BYU 1 6 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1954 Denver Pioneers football team represented the University of Denver in the Skyline Conference during the 1954 college football season. In their second season under head coach Bob Blackman, the Pioneers compiled a 9–1 record (6–1 against Skyline opponents), won the Skyline championship, were ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll, and outscored all opponents by a total of 298 to 96.[1]

The 1954 team was inducted as a group into the University of Denver Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. At the time, the group was "widely considered the greatest in DU history".[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18at Colorado College*W 72–019,000[3][4]
September 25at Drake*W 33–13
October 2at WyomingL 21–23
October 8Montana
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Denver, CO
W 19–13
October 16at UtahW 28–20
October 22Wichita
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Denver, CO
W 27–14
October 29New Mexico
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Denver, CO
W 19–6
November 6at BYUProvo, UTW 20–0
November 13at Utah StateLogan, UTW 25–7
November 25Colorado A&M
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Denver, CO
W 34–023,902[5]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1954 Denver Pioneers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "DU to Induct 11th Hall of Fame Class Oct. 25". University of Denver Athletic Department. October 16, 2007. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "DU Humiliates Tigers 72 to 0". Sunday Herald (Provo, UT). September 19, 1954. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Denver Stomps Colo. College". Casper Tribune-Herald & Star. September 19, 1954. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Title-Hungry Pioneers Blank Colorado Aggies". The Daily Missoulian. November 26, 1954. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.