1958 Hardin-Simmons Cowboys Football Team
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1958 Hardin%E2%80%93Simmons Cowboys Football Team
1958 Hardin-Simmons Cowboys football
Border champion
Sun Bowl, L 6-14 vs. Wyoming
ConferenceBorder Conference
1958 record6-5 (4-0 Border)
Head coachSammy Baugh (4th season)
Home stadiumParramore Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Border Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hardin-Simmons $ 4 0 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 4 1 0     7 3 0
Arizona 2 1 0     3 7 0
New Mexico A&M 1 3 0     4 6 0
Texas Western 1 4 0     2 7 0
West Texas State 1 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1958 Hardin-Simmons Cowboys football team was an American football team that represented Hardin-Simmons University in the Border Conference during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In its fourth year under head coach Sammy Baugh, the team compiled a 6-5 record (4-0 against conference opponents), won the conference championship, lost to Wyoming in the 1958 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 176 to 141.[1][2][3] The team played its three home games at Parramore Stadium,[4] also known as Parramore Field.[5][6]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Harold Stephens with 706 passing yards, fullback Pete Hart with 785 rushing yards, and end Sammy Oates with 402 receiving yards.[7] Five of the team's players were honored on the 1958 All-Border Conference football team: Hart; Oates; guard Joe Biggs, halfback Dewey Bohling, and tackle Ted Edmondson.[8]

Five Hardin-Simmons players were named to the 1958 All-Border Conference football team: guard Joe Biggs; halfback Dewey Bohling; tackle Ted Edmondson; fullback Pete Hart; and end Sammy Oates.[8][9]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20at Tulsa*W 14-0
September 27at Baylor*
L 7-14
October 4at No. 13 LSU*L 6-20
October 11at Arizona StateW 14-6
October 18at No. 8 Ole Miss*L 0-24
October 25Wichita*
W 13-6
November 1at Texas WesternW 14-6
November 8at ArkansasL 15-60
November 15West Texas State
  • Parramore Stadium
  • Abilene, TX
W 26-64,000[4]
November 28New Mexico A&M
  • Parramore Stadium
  • Abilene, TX
W 26-20[10]
December 31vs. Wyoming
L 6-1413,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "2007 Cowboy Football Media Guide" (PDF). Hardin-Simmons University. pp. 69, 76. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "1958 Hardin-Simmons Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "1958 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Poke Runners Rip West Texas, 26-6". The Abilene Reporter-News. November 16, 1958. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Cowboys Seek Title, Bowl Bid". The Abilene Reporter-News. November 28, 1958. p. 1-A – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Advertisement". The Abilene Reporter-News. October 24, 1958. p. 8A – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "1958 Hardin-Simmons Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ a b 2007 Cowboy Football Media Guide, p. 65.
  9. ^ "4 Cowboys Make All-Border Team". The Abilene Reporter-News. November 28, 1958. p. 11A – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Pokes Find Their Place in the Sun; Win First Border Title Since '46". The Abilene Reporter-News. November 29, 1958. p. 8A – via Newspapers.com.

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