1954 Stanford Indians football team

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1954 Stanford Indians football
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Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1954 record 4–6 (2–4 PCC)
Head coach Chuck Taylor (4th year)
Home stadium Stanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 UCLA $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
#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
Rankings from Coaches' Poll/ AP Poll

The 1954 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1954 college football season. The team was led by Chuck Taylor in his fourth year. The team played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.[1]

Stanford's loss to San Jose State was the team's first-ever loss in the rivalry series that began in 1900. The team's 72–0 loss to UCLA remains Stanford's largest-ever margin of defeat.[2]

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 at Pacific Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, CA W 13–12  
September 25 vs. #16 Oregon Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR W 18–13  
October 2 Illinois* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 12–2  
October 9 #19 Navy* #17 Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 0–25  
October 16 at #3 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 0–72  
October 23 Washington Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 13–7  
October 30 Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 26–30  
November 6 #10 USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–21  
November 13 San Jose State* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Rivalry) L 14–19  
November 20 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (57th Big Game) L 20–28  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Players drafted by the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Don Sanders Back 28 332 San Francisco 49ers

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References

  1. "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1954–1958". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  2. 2013 Stanford Football Media Guide (PDF). Stanford Department of Athletics. p. 142. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  3. "1955 NFL Draft". Retrieved April 18, 2014.