1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football team
|1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football|
|Conference||California Collegiate Athletic Association|
|1955 record||9–1 (2–0 CCAA)|
|Head coach||Clark Van Galder (4th season)|
|1955 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings|
|Los Angeles State||0||–||1||–||0||3||–||6||–||0|
|San Diego State||0||–||2||–||0||2||–||8||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The team was led by fourth-year head coach Clark Van Galder and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with the best record in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for the second consecutive year, but no champion was named. The team had a record of nine wins and one loss (9–1, 2–0 CCAA).
|September 23||at San Francisco State[note 2]*||Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA||W 20–12|
|October 1||Willamette*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 33–7||7,307|
|October 8||San Diego Navy*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 52–0||6,035|
|October 15||Nevada*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 42–9||6,454|
|October 22||San Diego Marines[note 3]*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA||W 20–0||7,194|
|October 29||at Utah State[note 4]*||Romney Stadium[note 5] • Logan, UT||L 14–39||4,000|
|November 5||San Diego State[note 6]||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry)||W 20–6||6,228|
|November 12||at Cal Poly[note 7]||Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, CA||W 34–6||7,500|
|November 18||San Jose State[note 8]*||Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry)||W 19–13||11,145|
|November 26||at Hawaii*||Honolulu Stadium • Honolulu, HI (Rivalry)||W 20–18||18,000|
Team players in the NFL
- California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
- San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
- The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
- Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929 to 1957.
- This stadium is the predecessor to the current Maverik Stadium (Romney Stadium) that has served as the home of the Aggies since 1968
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
- San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
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- "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
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