1954 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Record1–8 (1–6 PCC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 UCLA $ 6 0 0 9 0 0
No. 17 USC ^ 6 1 0 8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0 6 4 0
California 4 3 0 5 5 0
Washington State 3 4 0 4 6 0
Stanford 2 4 0 4 6 0
Idaho 1 2 0 4 5 0
Washington 1 6 0 2 8 0
Oregon State 1 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
    UCLA won rivalry game over USC,
    but no-repeat rule was in effect
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1954 college football season. In their sixth and final season under head coach Kip Taylor, the Beavers compiled a 1–8 record (1–6 in PCC, last), and were outscored 296 to 60. The team won the opener at home against Idaho,[1][2] but then had eight consecutive losses.[3] The Beavers played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis, with one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.

The loss to Oregon in the Civil War was Taylor's first to the rival Ducks;[4] he resigned two days later, as did his three assistants (Len Younce (line), Ward Cuff (backs), and Hal Moe (ends)).[5] In six years, Taylor had an overall record of 20–36–0 (.357), 15–30 in PCC.[6]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 25IdahoW 13–0   9,000
October 2WashingtonL 7–17 19,667
October 9at Washington StateL 6–34 18,000
October 16at Nebraska*L 7–27 39,000
October 23No. 3 UCLA
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 0–61   8,500
October 30at No. 13 USCL 0–34 30,065
November 6at No. 14 Minnesota*L 6–44 49,000
November 13at CaliforniaL 7–46 25,000
November 20Oregon
L 14–33 21,200
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[7]

References

  1. ^ Cornacchia, Pete (September 26, 1954). "Beavers bound Vandals 13-0 in PCC opener". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  2. ^ "Costly fumbles defeat Idaho". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 26, 1954. p. 1, sports.
  3. ^ "1954 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Oregon's Shaw leads 33-14 win over Beavers". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 21, 1954. p. 4, sports.
  5. ^ "Kip Taylor resigns OSC football post". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 23, 1954. p. 19.
  6. ^ "Kip Taylor and Three Assistants Resign at O.S.C." The Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon). November 23, 1954. p. Sec. II, p. 2.
  7. ^ "2016 Football media guide" (PDF). Oregon State University Athletics. 2016. p. 153. Retrieved October 24, 2020.