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1955 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1955 record6–3–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
#8 Auburn 5 1 1     8 2 1
#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 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1955 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, three losses and one tie (6–3–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 7–13    
October 1* #16 Duke Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–21    
October 8* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 13–0    
October 15 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 20–0    
October 22* Dayton Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 53–7    
October 29* at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 48–7    
November 5† #8 Georgia Tech Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN T 7–7    
November 12 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) W 20–0    
November 19 at Kentucky #17 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 0–23    
November 29 #19 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–14    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tom Tracy Back 5 50 Detroit Lions
Buddy Cruze End 12 143 Chicago Bears

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1956 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1956/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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