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1954 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The 1954 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1954 college football season. In their second and final year under head coach Bowden Wyatt, the Razorbacks compiled an 8–3 record (5–1 against SWC opponents), won the SWC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 195 to 104.[1][2]

1954 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 10
1954 record8–3 (5–1 SWC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt (2nd season)
CaptainBobby Proctor
CaptainJim Roth
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Arkansas $ 5 1 0     8 3 0
SMU 4 1 1     6 3 1
No. 19 Rice 4 2 0     7 3 0
No. 18 Baylor 4 2 0     7 4 0
Texas 2 3 1     4 5 1
TCU 1 5 0     4 6 0
Texas A&M 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

With only 25 players on the team, this squad became known as the "25 Little Pigs." This fact makes it all the more amazing that they won the Southwest Conference championship.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25Tulsa*W 41–0
October 2at TCUW 20–13
October 9Baylor
  • Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 21–20
October 16at TexasNo. 12W 20–7
October 23No. 5 Ole Miss*No. 7W 6–0
October 30at Texas A&MNo. 4W 14–7
November 6No. 15 RiceNo. 4
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR
W 28–15
November 13No. 19 SMUNo. 4
  • Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
L 14–21
November 20at LSU*No. 9L 6–7
November 27at Houston*No. 13W 19–0
January 1Georgia Tech*No. 10L 6–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

MississippiEdit

1 234Total
Ole Miss 0 000 0
Arkansas 0 006 6

This contest had been designated as a Southeastern Conference game because Ole Miss had not scheduled required six conference games to be eligible for SEC title.[3]

Cotton BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 0 0 7 7 14
Arkansas 0 6 0 0 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "1954 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Arkansas Nips Ole Miss 6-0." Eugene Register-Guard. 1954 Oct 24.