1955 Fresno State Bulldogs Football Team
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1955 Fresno State Bulldogs Football Team
1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football
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ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic Association
1955 record9-1 (2-0 CCAA)
Head coachClark Van Galder (4th season)
Home stadiumRatcliffe Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Fresno State 2 0 0     9 1 0
Cal Poly 2 1 0     7 3 0
Santa Barbara 1 1 0     3 6 0
Los Angeles State 0 1 0     3 6 0
San Diego State 0 2 0     2 8 0
  • No champion named for the 1955 season

The 1955 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented Fresno State College[note 1] during the 1955 college football season.

The team was led by fourth-year head coach Clark Van Galder and played home games at Ratcliffe Stadium on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. They finished the season with the best record in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for the second consecutive year, but no champion was named. The team had a record of nine wins and one loss (9-1, 2-0 CCAA).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23at San Francisco State[note 2]*W 20-12
October 1Willamette*W 33-77,307
October 8San Diego Navy[2]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 52-0[1]6,035
October 15Nevada*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 42-9[3]6,454
October 22San Diego Marines[note 3]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 20-07,194
October 29at Utah State[note 4]*
L 14-39[4]4,000
November 5San Diego State[note 6]
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA (rivalry)
W 20-6[5]6,228
November 12at Cal Poly[note 7]W 34-67,500
November 18San Jose State[note 8]*
  • Ratcliffe Stadium
  • Fresno, CA (rivalry)
W 19-1311,145
November 26at Hawaii*W 20-1818,000
  • *Non-conference game

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Team players in the NFL

No Fresno State Bulldogs were selected in the 1956 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Notes

  1. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  2. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  4. ^ Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929 to 1957.
  5. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Maverik Stadium (Romney Stadium) that has served as the home of the Aggies since 1968
  6. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  7. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
  8. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References

  1. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 9, 1955. p. 43. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Military Glory: Service Teams, in Their Heyday, Won Championships, Thrilled the Fans". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. June 13, 1986. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 16, 1955. p. 45. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "Football Scores". The San Bernardino County Sun. San Bernardino, California. October 30, 1955. p. 25. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "Fresno Tips State, 20-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. November 6, 1955. p. B-2.
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved 2016.



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