COLORS: Red, blue and gold.
BASIC OFFENSE: T and split-T.
1955 RECORD: Won 2, lost 7, tied 1.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 13 of 20.
WATCH FOR: Chuck Yonkers, G; Dick Hughes, B; Mel Black, C; Art Davis, G.
THE DOPE: The Golden Hurricane ended a two-year, 15-game losing streak last season, using some hastily assembled junior-college transfers and a generous supply of holdover talent. Coach Bobby Dobbs, not a man to abandon proven methods, scoured the junior colleges for more of the same for this season and claims he has assembled the cream of the two-year-college crop. This will ease a manpower shortage which saw the first team average 500 minutes per man for the 1955 season, as Dobbs calls on his sophomores and new transfers. The line is now firmly built around veteran Guards Chuck Yonkers (an All-America possibility) and Art Davis, who flank Max Black, a salty center. Behind the elusive running of Halfback Dick Hughes, the Hurricane will again depend on overland travel for most of its yardage. Building an effective defense will be Dobbs's chief worry.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 15—New Mexico A&M, N (no game)
Sept. 29—at Cincinnati, N (21-21)
Oct. 6—Marquette, N (0-13)
Oct. 13—Oklahoma A&M (0-14)
Oct. 20—at Detroit (13-19)
Oct. 27—Hardin-Simmons (41-19)
Nov. 3—College of Pacific (no game)
Nov. 10—at Houston, N (17-14)
Nov. 17—Texas Tech (7-34)
Nov. 24—Wichita (0-54)
COLORS: Orange and black.