1954 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1954 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern
1954 record 7-3 (5-2 SEC)
Head coach Blanton Collier
Home stadium Stoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 6 2 0     8 3 0
Florida 5 2 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 5 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 1
#13 Auburn 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 3 0     6 4 0
Alabama 3 3 2     4 5 2
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tulane 1 6 1     1 6 3
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1954 college football season. The team scored 151 points while allowing 125 points. This was Blanton Collier’s first season as Kentucky's head coach.

Season[edit]

In the Border Battle, Kentucky beat Tennessee by a score of 14-13 to claim the Beer Barrel.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
9/18/1954 Maryland* #3 Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 0-20  
9/25/1954 MIssissippi #9 L 9-28  
10/02/1954 LSU Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 7-6  
10/09/1954 Auburn Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 21-14  
10/16/1954 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 7-21  
10/23/1954 Georgia Tech #15 W 13-6  
10/30/1954 Villanova* Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 28-3  
11/06/1954 Vanderbilt Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 19-7  
11/13/1954 Memphis Tigers* Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 33-7  
11/20/1954 Tennessee Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 14-13  
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Hardy Back 11 129 Philadelphia Eagles

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