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1957 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The 1957 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. In their third year under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Razorbacks compiled a 6–4 record (2–4 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie for fifth place in the SWC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 187 to 134.[1][2]

1957 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1957 record6–4 (2–4 SWC)
Head coachJack Mitchell (3rd season)
CaptainJay Donathan
CaptainGerald Nesbitt
CaptainGeorge Walker
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Rice $ 5 1 0     7 4 0
No. 11 Texas 4 1 1     6 4 1
No. 9 Texas A&M 4 2 0     8 3 0
SMU 3 3 0     4 5 1
Arkansas 2 4 0     6 4 0
TCU 2 4 0     5 4 1
Baylor 0 5 1     3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Razorback punter/fullback and co-captain Gerald Nesbitt was fourth in the nation in yards per punt, with 42.0.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21Oklahoma State*W 12–0
September 28Tulsa*W 41–14
October 5No. 17 TCU
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
L 20–7
October 12at BaylorNo. 11W 20–17
October 19TexasNo. 10
  • Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR (rivalry)
L 0–17
October 26vs. No. 6 Ole Miss*W 12–6
November 2No. 1 Texas A&MNo. 11
  • Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR (rivalry)
L 6–7
November 9at RiceNo. 12L 7–13
November 16at SMUL 22–27
November 23Texas Tech*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR (rivalry)
W 47–2619,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "1957 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015.