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1955 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1955 record3–7 (3–3 ACC)
Head coachGeorge T. Barclay (3rd season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Maryland § 4 0 0     10 1 0
Duke § 4 0 0     7 2 1
Clemson 3 1 0     7 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 1     5 4 1
North Carolina 3 3 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 2 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 1 5 0     3 6 0
Virginia 0 4 0     1 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1955 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1955 college football season. The Tar Heels were led by third-year head coach George T. Barclay, and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in fifth.

Following the conclusion of the season, Barclay's coaching contract expired and was not renewed by UNC.[2] He did not produce a winning season in his three years as head coach, finishing with an overall record of 11–18–1.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24No. 3 Oklahoma*L 6–13
October 1at NC StateW 25–18
October 8at Georgia*L 7–28
October 15No. 2 Maryland
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–25
October 22at Wake ForestL 0–25
October 29Tennessee*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–48
November 5vs. South CarolinaW 32–14
November 12No. 5 Notre Dame*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–27
November 19Virginia
W 26–14
December 3at No. 18 DukeL 0–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Source:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1955 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/acc/1955.html. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. "Barclay Out As Coach: North Carolina Drops Entire Staff of Football Team". The New York Times: p. 59. December 14, 1955.
  3. "2016 North Carolina football media guide". North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 158. https://unc_ftp.sidearmsports.com/custompages/football/2016footballguide-o.pdf.
  4. "1955 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1955-schedule.html.
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