1955 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1955 Ole Miss Rebels football
SEC champion
Cotton Bowl champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 14–13 vs. TCU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 10
1955 record10–1 (5–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (9th season)
CaptainBuddy Alliston[1]
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
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 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1955 college football season.[2] The Rebels were led by ninth-year head coach Johnny Vaught and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi (and one alternate site game in Jackson, Mississippi). Ole Miss was champion of the Southeastern Conference for the second consecutive season, finishing the regular season with a record of 9–1 (5–1 SEC), ranked 10th in the final AP Poll. They were invited to the 1956 Cotton Bowl Classic, where they defeated TCU, 14–13.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 17at GeorgiaNo. 15W 26–13
September 24at KentuckyNo. 8L 14–21
October 1North Texas*W 33–0
October 8vs. VanderbiltW 13–0
October 15at TulaneW 27–13
October 22Arkansas*dagger
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (Rivalry)
W 17–7
October 29at LSUNo. 20W 29–26
November 5at Memphis State*No. 15
W 39–6
November 12Houston*No. 14W 27–11
November 26at Mississippi StateNo. 15W 26–0
January 2vs. No. 7 TCU*No. 15W 14–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

  • OL Buddy Alliston
  • FB Paige Cothren, Jr.
  • OL Ed Crawford
  • QB Eagle Day, Sr.
  • FB Billy Kinard
  • Billy Lott
  • Ray Poole (asst coach)
  • OL Bill Yelverton

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2016 Ole Miss Media Guide p. 180
  2. ^ http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/schedules/ole-miss-games/1955-rebels-season/
  3. ^ Barnwell, Katherine (September 17, 1955). "Atlanta Bursting At Its Seams With Gay Grid Rooters". The Atlanta Constitution. p. 1.