1955 Florida Gators football team

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1955 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1955 record 4–6 (3–5 10th SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff
Home stadium Florida 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 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1955 college football season. The season was Bob Woodruff's sixth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators played their only eight-game Southeastern Conference schedule before the 1990s, and probably the most difficult of the 1950s. The standout Gator players included offensive and defensive tackle John Barrow, halfback and punter Don Chandler, two-way halfback Jackie Simpson and defensive back John Symank. The highlights of the 1955 season included three conference victories over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (20–14), LSU Tigers (18–14) and Georgia Bulldogs (19–13). The Gators closed out the season with a knife's edge 6–7 road loss to the Miami Hurricanes in their home stadium in Miami, Florida. Woodruff's 1955 Florida Gators finished 4–6 overall and 3–5 in the SEC, placing tenth of twelve teams in the conference.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
9–17–1955 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 20–14  
9–24–1955 No. 2 Georgia Tech No. 19 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–14  
10–1–1955 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 0–13  
10–8–1955 George Washington* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 28–0  
10–15–1955 LSU Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 18–14  
10–22–1955 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 7–10  
11–5–1955 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida W 19–13  
11–12–1955 Tennessee Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC) L 0–20  
11–19–1955 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee L 6–21  
11–26–1955 No. 14 Miami* Burdine StadiumMiami, Florida L 6–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.