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1954 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1954 Oklahoma Sooners football team (variously "Oklahoma", "OU", or the "Sooners") represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1954 college football season, the sixtieth season of Sooner football. Led by eighth-year head coach Bud Wilkinson, they played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, and were members of the Big Seven Conference.

1954 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1954 record10–0 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coachBud Wilkinson (8th season)
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
Nebraska 4 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 2 1     7 2 1
Missouri 3 2 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 3 3 0     7 3 0
Iowa State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Kansas 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The Sooners went undefeated and were ranked third in both final polls, released in late November at the end of the regular season. Because of a conference "no-repeat" rule, Oklahoma did not play in a bowl game.[1][2] Unranked runner-up Nebraska was invited to the Orange Bowl,[1] and was defeated 34–7 by #14 Duke.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18at No. 12 California*No. 2ABCW 27–1348,095[3]
September 25No. 20 TCU*No. 1W 21–1650,878[3]
October 9vs. No. 15 Texas*No. 1W 14–776,204[3]
October 16at KansasNo. 1W 65–028,211[3]
October 23Kansas StateNo. 1
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 21–046,356[3]
October 30at ColoradoNo. 2W 13–631,247[3]
November 6at Iowa StateNo. 3W 40–010,209[3]
November 13MissouriNo. 3
W 34–1354,173[3]
November 20NebraskaNo. 3
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 55–755,172[3]
November 27at Oklahoma A&M*No. 3W 14–038,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

  • QB Jimmy Harris, So.
  • C Jerry Tubbs, So.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Busy scoreboard eyed as Duke, Nebraska tangle". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 1, 1955. p. 8.
  2. ^ a b Funk, Ben (January 2, 1955). "Duke rips Huskers 34-7". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). Associated Press. p. 1C.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j http://www.soonerstats.com/football/seasons/schedule.cfm?seasonid=1954