1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
1955 record 9–1 (2–0 CCAA)
Head coach Clark Van Galder (4th season)
Home stadium Ratcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State 2 0 0     9 1 0
Cal Poly 2 1 0     7 3 0
Santa Barbara 1 1 0     3 6 0
Los Angeles State 0 1 0     3 6 0
San Diego State 0 2 0     2 8 0
  • No champion named for the 1955 season
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1955 college football season.

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).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 at San Francisco State[note 2]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco, CA W 20–12  
October 1 Willamette* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 33–7   7,307
October 8 San Diego Navy[1]* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 52–0[2]   6,035
October 15 Nevada* Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA W 42–9[3]   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]   4,000
November 5 San Diego State[note 6] Ratcliffe Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) W 20–6[5]   6,228
November 12 at Cal Poly[note 7] Mustang StadiumSan 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 StadiumHonolulu, HI (Rivalry) W 20–18   18,000
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Fresno State Bulldogs were selected in the 1956 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  2. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  4. ^ Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929 to 1957.
  5. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Maverik Stadium (Romney Stadium) that has served as the home of the Aggies since 1968
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. June 13, 1986. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 9, 1955. p. 43. Retrieved October 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 16, 1955. p. 45. Retrieved October 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 30, 1955. p. 25. Retrieved October 31, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Fresno Tips State, 20-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 6, 1955. p. B-2.
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.