1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team
|1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
Sugar Bowl champion
|1955 record||9–1–1 (4–1–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Bobby Dodd (11th season)|
|Home stadium||Grant Field |
|1955 SEC football standings|
|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|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1955 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 11th-year head coach Bobby Dodd and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.
Early victories over Miami (FL) and Florida had Georgia Tech eyeing the Southeastern Conference crown and a possible national championship. But the Yellow Jackets were upset by Auburn at home, their first loss to the Tigers since 1940. Another setback, a tie to Tennessee, kept them from sharing the SEC title with Ole Miss. They finished the regular season ranked 7th in the AP Poll, and accepted an invitation to the 1956 Sugar Bowl, where they defeated Pittsburgh, 7–0.
|September 17||No. 9 Miami (FL)*||No. 10||NBC||W 14–6||39,500|
|September 24||at No. 19 Florida||No. 2||W 14–7||40,000|
|October 1||SMU*||No. 3||W 20–7||34,000|
|October 8||at LSU||No. 4||W 7–0||60,000|
|October 15||No. 17 Auburn||No. 5||L 12–14||40,000|
|October 22||Florida State*||No. 13||W 34–0||30,000|
|October 29||No. 17 Duke*||No. 12||W 27–0||40,000|
|November 5||at Tennessee||No. 8||T 7–7||50,000|
|November 12||at Alabama||No. 11||W 26–2||38,000|
|November 26||Georgia||No. 9||W 21–3||40,000|
|January 2||vs. No. 11 Pittsburgh*||No. 7||ABC||W 7–0||80,174|
- "Auburn Upsets Georgia Tech, Defeating Engineers First Time Since 1940". New York Times. October 16, 1955. p. S7.
- 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p 170.
- "1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results".
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