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1954 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Cotton Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
1954 record8–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (10th season)
CaptainLarry Morris
Home stadiumGrant Field
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 6 2 0     8 3 0
Florida 5 2 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 5 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 1
#13 Auburn 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 3 0     6 4 0
Alabama 3 3 2     4 5 2
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tulane 1 6 1     1 6 3
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1954 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 10th-year head coach Bobby Dodd and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. They competed in the Southeastern Conference, finishing second behind Ole Miss. Georgia Tech accepted an invitation to the 1955 Cotton Bowl Classic,[1] where they defeated Southwest Conference champion Arkansas, 14–6.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18TulaneNo. 7W 28–028,000
September 25FloridaNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 12–1330,000
October 2at SMU*W 10–734,000
October 9LSU
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 30–2028,000
October 16AuburnNo. 19
W 14–740,000
October 23KentuckydaggerNo. 15
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 6–1334,000
October 30at No. 16 Duke*L 20–2133,000
November 6Tennessee
W 28–740,000
November 13Alabama
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
WSB-TVW 20–040,000
November 27at GeorgiaW 7–350,000
January 1vs. No. 13 Arkansas*
NBCW 14–675,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Georgia Tech Wins, Goes to Cotton Bowl". The Washington Post and Times Herald: p. C1. November 28, 1954.
  2. 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 170.
  3. "1954 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1954-schedule.html.


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