1955 Wyoming Cowboys football team

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1955 Wyoming Cowboys football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 28–14 vs. Texas Tech
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1955 record8–3 (5–2 Skyline)
Head coachPhil Dickens (3rd season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado A&M $ 6 1 0     8 2 0
Utah 4 1 0     6 3 0
Denver 5 2 0     8 2 0
Wyoming 5 2 0     8 3 0
Utah State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Montana 2 4 0     3 7 0
New Mexico 1 5 0     2 8 0
BYU 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1955 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1955 college football season. It was the Cowboys' 60th season and they competed as a member of the Skyline Conference. The team was led by head coach Phil Dickens, in his third year, and played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming. They finished with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3, 5–2 Skyline) and with a win over Texas Tech in the 1956 Sun Bowl. The Cowboys offense scored 225 points, while the defense allowed 137 points.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17at Kansas State*W 38–20
September 24at Montana*W 35–6
October 1Utah AgriculturalW 21–13
October 8Colorado A&M
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY (rivalry)
L 13–14
October 15Tulsa*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 23–19
October 22at UtahW 23–13
October 29BYU
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 14–6
November 12at New Mexico*W 20–0
November 24at DenverL 3–6[3]
December 3at Houston*L 14–26
January 1vs. Texas Tech*W 21–1414,500
  • *Non-conference game

1955 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1956 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Joe Mastrogiovanni Back 17 198 Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1955 Wyoming Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Wyoming Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Wyoming. 2018. p. 212.
  3. ^ "Pokes Stumble, Fumble and Fall". Casper Morning Star. November 25, 1955. p. 31 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "University of Wyoming – 1955". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2012.