1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 7–0 vs. Pittsburgh
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1955 record9–1–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (11th season)
CaptainJimmy Morris
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 44,000)
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 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.[1] 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.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17No. 9 Miami (FL)*No. 10NBCW 14–639,500
September 24at No. 19 FloridaNo. 2W 14–740,000
October 1SMU*No. 3
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 20–734,000
October 8at LSUNo. 4W 7–060,000
October 15No. 17 AuburnNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry)
L 12–1440,000
October 22Florida State*No. 13
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 34–030,000
October 29No. 17 Duke*daggerNo. 12
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 27–040,000
November 5at TennesseeNo. 8T 7–750,000
November 12at AlabamaNo. 11W 26–238,000
November 26GeorgiaNo. 9
W 21–340,000
January 2vs. No. 11 Pittsburgh*No. 7ABCW 7–080,174
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auburn Upsets Georgia Tech, Defeating Engineers First Time Since 1940". New York Times. October 16, 1955. p. S7.
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p 170.
  3. ^ "1955 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results".