1955 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1955 Oklahoma Sooners football
Consensus national champion
Big Seven champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 20–6 vs. Maryland
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1955 record 11–0 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
Nebraska 5 1 0     5 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 3 0     4 6 0
Kansas 1 4 1     3 6 1
Iowa State 1 4 1     1 7 1
Missouri 1 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1955 college football season, the 61st season of Sooner football. The team was led by Bud Wilkinson in his ninth season as head coach. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were members of the Big Seven Conference.

The Sooners opened the season ranked number 3, and were led on offense by quarterback Jimmy Harris. The Sooners finished the regular season 10–0 (6–0 in Big 7), while winning their tenth consecutive Big 7 title and their 16th conference title overall. They were invited to the 1956 Orange Bowl, where they defeated the Maryland Terrapins, 20–6. The Sooners claimed their second national championship and continued what would eventually become their record setting winning streak.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 24 at North Carolina* No. 3 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 13–6   26,638[1]
October 1 No. 12 Pittsburgh* No. 5 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 26–14   56,907[1]
October 8 vs. Texas* No. 3 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) NBC W 20–0   75,504[1]
October 15 Kansas No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 44–6   39,789[1]
October 22 No. 14 Colorado No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK NBC W 56–21   57,663[1]
October 29 at Kansas State No. 2 Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 40–7   18,263[1]
November 5 at Missouri No. 1 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO (Peace Pipe) W 20–0   32,289[1]
November 12 Iowa State No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 52–0   46,455[1]
November 19 at Nebraska No. 1 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 41–0   36,576[1]
November 26 Oklahoma A&M* No. 1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 53–0   40,182[1]
January 1, 1956 vs. No. 3 Maryland* No. 1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 20–6   76,561[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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