1954 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1954 Ole Miss Rebels football
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 0–21 vs. Navy
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1954 record9–2 (5–0 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (8th season)
CaptainJimmy Patton
Allen "Red" Muirhead[1]
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 SEC 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[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 North Texas* No. 10 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 35–12    
September 25 Kentucky No. 9 Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN W 28–9    
October 2 at Villanova* No. 8 Philadelphia Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 52–0   95,607[3]
October 9 at Vanderbilt No. 7 Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 22–7    
October 16 Tulane No. 7 Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) W 34–7    
October 23 at No. 7 Arkansas* No. 5 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) L 0–6    
October 30 at LSU No. 12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 21–6    
November 6 at Memphis State* No. 9 Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN (Rivalry) W 51–0    
November 13 at Houston* No. 7 Public School StadiumHouston, TX W 26–0    
November 27 Mississippi State No. 7 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) W 14–0    
January 1 vs. No. 5 Navy* No. 6 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 0–21    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

  • OT Rex Reed Bogan
  • FB Paige Cothren
  • QB Eagle Day
  • FB Billy Kinard
  • Bobby McCool
  • DB Jimmy Patton

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2016 Ole Miss Media Guide. pg. 180
  2. ^ http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/schedules/ole-miss-games/1954-rebels-season/
  3. ^ "Mississippi Tops Villanova, 52 to 0". New York Times. October 3, 1954. p. S9.