1955 Bowling Green Falcons football team

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1955 Bowling Green Falcons football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1955 record7–1–1 (4–1–1 MAC)
Head coachDoyt Perry (1st season)
MVPCarlos Jackson
CaptainJack Hecker
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 20 Miami $ 5 0 0     9 0 0
Bowling Green 4 1 1     7 1 1
Kent State 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio 3 3 0     5 4 0
Toledo 2 4 0     3 5 1
Marshall 1 5 0     3 6 0
Western Michigan 0 5 0     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Bowling Green Falcons football team was an American football team that represented Bowling Green State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1955 college football season. In their first season under head coach Doyt Perry, the Falcons compiled a 7–1–1 record (4–1–1 against MAC opponents), shut out five opponents, finished in second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 224 to 53. The team's only loss was by a 7-0 score against MAC champion Miami.[1]

Bo Schembechler was an assistant coach on Perry's staff during the 1955 season.[2] Schembechler later said, "I don't believe I can name a coach, anywhere, anytime, anyhow, who did it better than Doyt Perry."[3]

The team's statistical leaders were Jim Bryan with 499 passing yards, Carlos Jackson with 505 rushing yards, and Jack Hecker with 556 receiving yards.[4] Jack Hecker was the team captain.[5] Carlos Jackson received the team's Most Valuable Player award.[6] The team established a team record (later tied by the 1957 team) by allowing only eight touchdowns in the entire season.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 BGSU Football Media Guide" (PDF). Bowling Green State University. 2016. pp. 148, 153.
  2. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 137.
  3. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 141.
  4. ^ 2016 Media Guide, pp. 132-133.
  5. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 148.
  6. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 140.
  7. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 130.