COLORS: Scarlet and black.
BASIC OFFENSE: Split-T.
1955 RECORD: Won 7, lost 2, tied 1.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 22 of 39.
WATCH FOR: Hal Broadfoot, G; Bob Kilcullen, T; Don Williams, B.
THE DOPE: The Red Raiders, at long last members of the Southwest Conference, are in schizophrenic position this season. They are not allowed to compete for the Southwest Conference title until 1960 due to schedule difficulties; and, although they have relinquished their Border Conference ties, any losses they inflict on their erstwhile brothers will count in those standings. Coach DeWitt Weaver lost severely at tackle, center and fullback. The 1956 team has a good running quarterback in Don Williams, with some line strength in 235-pound Tackle Bob Kilcullen and All-Border Conference Guard Hal Broadfoot. The Raiders play the best teams in three conferences and are lucky to be participating in none.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 22—Texas Western, N (27-27)
Sept. 29—at Baylor (no game)
Oct. 6—Tex. A&M at Dallas, N (no game)
Oct. 13—West Texas State, N (27-24)
Oct. 27—at Arizona, N (27-7)
Nov. 3—Oklahoma A&M (24-6)
Nov. 10—TCU (0-32)
Nov. 17—at Tulsa (34-7)
Nov. 24—Houston (0-7)
Dec. 1—at Hardin-Simmons (16-14)