1954 Ole Miss Rebels football
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 0–21 vs. Navy
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
Record9–2 (5–0 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainJimmy Patton
Allen "Red" Muirhead[1]
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Ole Miss $ 5 0 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
No. 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 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1954 college football season.[2] The Rebels were led by eighth-year head coach Johnny Vaught and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi and Crump Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Ole Miss was champion of the Southeastern Conference, finishing the regular season with a record of 9–1 (5–0 SEC), and ranked 6th in both major polls. They were invited to the 1955 Sugar Bowl, where they lost to Navy.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17North Texas State*No. 10W 35–126,418[3]
September 25KentuckyNo. 9
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 28–9
October 2at Villanova*No. 8W 52–095,607[4]
October 9at VanderbiltNo. 7W 22–7
October 16TulaneNo. 7W 34–723,500[5]
October 23at No. 7 Arkansas*No. 5L 0–6
October 30at LSUNo. 12W 21–6
November 6at Memphis State*No. 9
W 51–0[6]
November 13at Houston*No. 7W 26–0
November 27Mississippi StateNo. 7
W 14–0
January 1vs. No. 5 Navy*No. 6L 0–2180,190
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

References

  1. ^ 2016 Ole Miss Media Guide. pg. 180
  2. ^ "1954 Ole Miss Football Schedule". 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Ole Miss trims Texans". The Commercial Appeal. September 18, 1954. Retrieved November 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Mississippi Tops Villanova, 52 to 0". New York Times. October 3, 1954. p. S9.
  5. ^ "Ole Miss crushes Tulane 34–7". The Clarion-Ledger. October 17, 1954. Retrieved September 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Rebels romp 51 to 0". The Clarion-Ledger. November 7, 1954. Retrieved September 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.