1955 Oklahoma Sooners football team
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The 1955 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1955 college football season, the 61st season of Sooner football. Led by ninth-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.
|1955 Oklahoma Sooners football|
Consensus national champion
Big Seven champion
Orange Bowl champion
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1955 record||11–0 (6–0 Big 7)|
|Head coach||Bud Wilkinson (9th season)|
|Home stadium||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium|
|1955 Big 7 football standings|
|No. 1 Oklahoma $||6||–||0||–||0||11||–||0||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Oklahoma opened the season ranked third in the polls, 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 Orange Bowl in Miami on January 2, where they defeated the Maryland Terrapins 20–6; trailing by six at halftime, Oklahoma outscored Maryland 20–0 in the second half. The Sooners claimed their second national championship and continued their record-setting winning streak, which was now at thirty games. It continued for nearly two more seasons, until stopped at 47 in November 1957.
|September 24||at North Carolina*||No. 3||W 13–6||26,638|
|October 1||No. 12 Pittsburgh*||No. 5||W 26–14||56,907|
|October 8||vs. Texas*||No. 3||NBC||W 20–0||75,504|
|October 15||Kansas||No. 3||W 44–6||39,789|
|October 22||No. 14 Colorado||No. 3||NBC||W 56–21||57,663|
|October 29||at Kansas State||No. 2||W 40–7||18,263|
|November 5||at Missouri||No. 1||W 20–0||32,289|
|November 12||Iowa State||No. 1||W 52–0||46,455|
|November 19||at Nebraska||No. 1||W 41–0||36,576|
|November 26||Oklahoma A&M*||No. 1||W 53–0||40,182|
|January 2, 1956||vs. No. 3 Maryland*||No. 1||CBS||W 20–6||76,561|
- QB Jimmy Harris, Jr.
- C Jerry Tubbs, Jr.
- "Oklahoma rallies to beat Maryland, 20-6". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 3, 1956. p. 18.
- "Irish snap Sooners' streak, 7-0". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 17, 1957. p. 1C.
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