1955 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1955 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1955 record 6–3–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
#8 Auburn 5 1 1     8 2 1
#7 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 1 1
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 4 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 4 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 1     6 3 1
Tulane 3 3 1     5 4 1
LSU 2 3 1     3 5 2
Florida 3 5 0     4 6 0
Georgia 2 5 0     4 6 0
Alabama 0 7 0     0 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1955 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, three losses and one tie (6–3–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 7–13    
October 1 #16 Duke* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–21    
October 8 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 13–0    
October 15 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 20–0    
October 22 Dayton* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 53–7    
October 29 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 48–7    
November 5 #8 Georgia Techdagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN T 7–7    
November 12 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) W 20–0    
November 19 at Kentucky #17 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 0–23    
November 29 #19 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tom Tracy Back 5 50 Detroit Lions
Buddy Cruze End 12 143 Chicago Bears

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.