1955 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1955 record6–3–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
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 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).

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Mississippi StateL 7–1316,500[1]
October 1No. 16 Duke*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 0–2125,500[2]
October 8Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 13–013,500[3]
October 15at AlabamaW 20–035,000[4]
October 22Dayton*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 53–7[5]
October 29at North Carolina*W 48–718,000[6]
November 5No. 8 Georgia Techdagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
T 7–750,000[7]
November 12at FloridaW 20–042,400[8]
November 19at KentuckyNo. 17L 0–2336,000[9]
November 26No. 19 Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 20–1440,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

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

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References

  1. ^ "Maroons stem Vol surge, spoil Wyatt debut, 13–7". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. September 25, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Duke defeats Vols; Devils hand Wyatt's team 21–0 loss". Asheville Citizen-Times. October 2, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Mocs hold Tennessee to 13–0 win". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 9, 1955. Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Majors, Vols rip Tide, 20–0". The Birmingham News. October 16, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Bronson, Gorgon pace Vola to 53–7 victory over Dayton". Kingsport Times-News. October 23, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee blasts Tarheels, 48 to 7". The Birmingham News. October 30, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Fired-up Tennessee Volunteers tie Georgia Tech 7–7". The Clarion-Ledger. November 6, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tennessee spoils Gator homecoming, 20–0". Tampa Sunday Tribune. November 13, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Cats master Tennessee third straight time by 23–0". The Park City Daily News. November 20, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Vols rally to smash Vandy, 20–14". The Knoxville Journal. November 27, 1955. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "1956 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.