1955 Florida Gators football team

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1955 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1955 record 4–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Bob Woodruff (6th season)
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Ole Miss $ 5 1 0     10 1 0
No. 8 Auburn 5 1 1     8 2 1
No. 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 Maroons (20–14), LSU Tigers (18–14) and Georgia Bulldogs (19–13). The Gators closed out the season with a knife's edge 7–6 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[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 Mississippi State Florida FieldGainesville, Florida W 20–14  
September 24 No. 2 Georgia Tech No. 19 Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 7–14  
October 1 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 0–13  
October 8 George Washington* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 28–0  
October 15 LSU Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida W 18–14  
October 22 Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky L 7–10  
November 5 Georgia Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida W 19–13  
November 12 Tennesseedagger Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida L 0–20  
November 19 Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee L 6–21  
November 26 No. 14 Miami (FL)* Burdine StadiumMiami 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 Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.