The team's statistical leaders were Bill Bradshaw with 414 passing yards, John Ladd with 266 rushing yards, and Jack Hecker with 274 receiving yards. John Ladd was the team captain. Bill Bradshaw received the team's Most Valuable Player award.
Bob Whittaker, who had coached the Bowling Green football team since 1941, resigned the post in late February 1955, though he remained with the school as an assistant professor in the department of health and physical education. Whittaker compiled a 66–50–7 record in his 14 seasons at the school's head football coach.