Wednesday, January 7, 2015

54 Buffalos and Tigers!

In 1954 the Colorado Buffalo's headed to Columbia Missouri to play the tigers. The game ended in a 19-19 tie.  The Missouri Tigers finished the 1954 season with a 4-5-1 record. The Tigers were 3-2-1 in Big 7 Conference games and ranked fourth in the conference.

Colorado's roster included :

Matt Balich, John Bayuk, Frank Bernardi, Harlan Branby, Dick Freund, Tom Giek, Dick Golder Carroll Hardy, Harry Javernick, Homer Jenkins, Dave Jones, Chuck Joslin, Don Karnoscak, Bill Kucera, Bill Lamont, Gerry Leahy, Les Lotz, Sam Maphis, Wally Merz, Lamar Meyer, Pete Middlemist Jr., Sam Salerno, Ken Schlagel, Walt Schneiter, Homer Scott, Dick Stapp, Bob Thompson, Jim Uhlir, Emerson Wilson, Don Neary

Colorado was coached by:

Hugh Davidson : Assistant Coach
Ray Jenkins: Wide Receivers and Tight End Coach
Frank Prentup: QB,RB, WR, Coach
Bon Sneddon : Assistant Coach
Dallas Ward: Head Coach
Marshall Wells: Assistant Coach

Missouri's roster included:

Guy Barrickman, Robert Leo Bauman, John Edwin Brase, Charles L. Bull, Harold H. Burnine, Julius Eugene Campbell, Elmer J. Corpeny, William Craig, Victor Roe Eaton, Herman Peter Ekern, Jack L. Fox, Charles W. Gentry, Bobby Ray Gooch, Jimmy Mays Hunter, John David Hurley, James Benton Jennings, Anthony Karakas, Everett Lineberry, Charles F. Mehrer, Robert I. Musgrave, Carl S. Osterloh, Alvin Portney, William Lee Rice, Howard Robertson, Loyd Eugene Roll, Ronald Lee Salmons, Anthony Ed Scardino, Jerold L. Schoonmaker, J. W. Shiveley II, Victor N. Stefanides, Sonny Lee Stringer, Harold J. Thomeczek

Missouri was coached by:

Huston Betty : Assistant Coach
Clay Cooper :Secondary Coach
Don Faurot: Head Coach
John Kadlec: Assistant Coach
Chauncey Simpson : Assistant Coach
Harry Smith: Assistant Coach

I got this ticket off ebay not too long ago.  I paid slightly more than I usually do for stubs because this one was pretty cool looking. Its not in the greatest of shape but I doubt very many from this game survived. I thought it was nice to have a stub from a game Don Faurot coached.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. That is an odd score to tie on, no? Was scoring different back then?