1955 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1955 record4–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 39,500)[1]
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Southeastern Conference 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 2 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 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1955 college football season. The season was Bob Woodruff's sixth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The Gators played their only eight-game Southeastern Conference schedule before the 1990s, and probably the most difficult of the 1950s. The standout Gator players included offensive and defensive tackle John Barrow, halfback and punter Don Chandler, two-way halfback Jackie Simpson and defensive back John Symank. The highlights of the 1955 season included three conference victories over the Mississippi State Maroons (20–14), LSU Tigers (18–14) and Georgia Bulldogs (19–13). The Gators closed out the season with a knife's edge 7–6 road loss to the Miami Hurricanes in their home stadium in Miami, Florida. Woodruff's 1955 Florida Gators finished 4–6 overall and 3–5 in the SEC, placing tenth of twelve teams in the conference.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 17Mississippi StateW 20–14
September 24No. 2 Georgia TechNo. 19
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
L 7–14
October 1at AuburnL 0–13
October 8vs. George Washington*W 28–0[3]
October 15LSU
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
W 18–14
October 22at KentuckyL 7–10
November 5vs. Georgia
  • Gator Bowl Stadium
  • Jacksonville, FL (rivalry)
W 19–13
November 12Tennesseedagger
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
L 0–20
November 19at VanderbiltL 6–21
November 26at No. 14 Miami (FL)*L 6–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ The Department of Publicity and The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "1955 Florida Football Facts 'n Figures" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived December 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Florida crushes Geo. Washington, 28–0". Fort Myers News-Press. October 9, 1955. Retrieved February 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.