1955 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1955 record6–3 (5–2 PCC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle Wing
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 UCLA $ 6 0 0 9 2 0
Oregon State 5 2 0 6 3 0
No. 16 Stanford 3 2 1 6 3 1
Oregon 4 3 0 6 4 0
Washington 4 3 1 5 4 1
No. 13 USC 3 3 0 6 4 0
California 1 5 1 2 7 1
Washington State 1 5 1 1 7 2
Idaho 0 4 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) during the 1955 college football season. In their first season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 6–3 record (5–2 in PCC, second), and outscored their opponents 126 to 120.[1][2][3] They played three home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.

Hired in February at age 34, Prothro had been an assistant under Red Sanders for nine seasons; at UCLA (194954) and Vanderbilt (194648).[4][5][6] He led OSU for ten seasons, compiling an overall record of 63–37–2 (.627), and was 25–9–1 (.729) against PCC opponents.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17BYU*W 33–0   8,000
September 24StanfordW 10–0 24,748
October 7at No. 7 UCLAL 0–38 57,664
October 15at Pacific*L 7–13 22,500
October 22Washington State
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 14–6 17,000
October 29at No. 19 WashingtonW 13–7 28,204
November 5Idaho
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 33–14   9,000
November 12at CaliforniaW 16–14 35,000
November 19at OregonNo. 19L 0–28 22,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[7]

References

  1. ^ "1955 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Strite, Dick (November 20, 1955). "A muddy delight! Oregon 28, Oregon State 0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  3. ^ a b "Webfoots steamroller OSC 28 to 0 in muddy classic". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). United Press. November 21, 1955. p. 3.
  4. ^ "OSC picks Prothro head football coach". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. February 2, 1955. p. 2B.
  5. ^ "Tommy Prothro new football coach at OSC". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). United Press. February 2, 1955. p. 2.
  6. ^ "Prothro Returns Single Wing to Oregon State: 34 Year Old Prothro Gets 3-Year Term". Corvallis Gazette-Times. February 2, 1955. p. 9.
  7. ^ "2016 Football media guide" (PDF). Oregon State University Athletics. 2016. p. 154. Retrieved October 24, 2020.