1957 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 14
Record6–2–1 (4–2–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Auburn $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
No. 7 Ole Miss 5 0 1 9 1 1
No. 14 Mississippi State 4 2 1 6 2 1
No. 17 Florida 4 2 1 6 2 1
No. 13 Tennessee 4 3 0 8 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 3 1 5 3 2
LSU 4 4 0 5 5 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 1 4 4 2
Georgia 3 4 0 3 7 0
Tulane 1 5 0 2 8 0
Alabama 1 6 1 2 7 1
Kentucky 1 7 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. The Maroons finished the season ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since 1942 and would not finish another season ranked until 1974. Head coach Wade Walker was named SEC Coach of the Year.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28Memphis State*W 10–6[2]
October 5at TennesseeL 9–1425,000[3]
October 12Arkansas State*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 47–13
October 19at FloridaW 29–20
October 26at AlabamaW 25–1328,000[4][5]
November 2TulaneW 27–627,000[6]
November 9at No. 3 AuburnNo. 17L 7–1543,000[7]
November 16at LSUNo. 12W 14–6
November 30No. 7 Ole MissNo. 13
T 7–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ Lowery, Logan (2013-12-28). "Former MSU coach, athletic director dies". InsideMSUSports.com.
  2. ^ "Maroons trim Tigers in Rain". The Clarion-Ledger. September 29, 1957. Retrieved September 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Vols win SEC thriller over Maroons, 14–9". Johnson City Press-Chronicle. October 6, 1957. Retrieved March 31, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Land, Charles (October 27, 1957). "Stunned State steams by Crimson Tide, 25 to 13". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. p. 10. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Cox, Don (October 27, 1957). "Maroons subdue Bama, 25 to 13, nip homecoming". The Gadsden Times. Google News Archives. p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "State triumphs 27–6". The Clarion-Ledger. November 3, 1957. Retrieved September 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Zipp Newman (November 10, 1957). "After State takes 7-0 lead -- Auburn roars back for 15-7 win". The Birmingham News. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015