1955 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1955 Vanderbilt Commodores football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 25–13 vs. Auburn
Conference Southeastern Conference
1955 record 8–3–0 (4–3–0 SEC)
Head coach Art Guepe (3rd season)
Captain
Home stadium Dudley Field
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 SEC 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 1 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 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1955 college football season. The team's head coach was Art Guepe, who was in his 3rd year as the Commodores' head coach. Members of the Southeastern Conference, the Commodores played their home games at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, Vanderbilt went 8–3–0 overall with a conference record of 4–3–0 this was the best SEC record for Vandy until 2012 when they had an SEC record of 5–3–0. The team was led by Don Orr and Charley Horton.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 24 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Rivalry) L 13–14  
October 1 Alabama Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 21–6  
October 8 Ole Miss Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 0–13  
October 14 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, Tennessee W 12–0  
October 22 Middle Tennessee State* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 20–13  
October 29 Virginia* Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 34–7  
November 5 Kentuckydagger Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 34–0  
November 7 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 20–7  
November 19 Florida Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 21–6  
November 26 Tennessee No. 19 Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 14–20  
December 31 vs. No. 8 Auburn* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) W 25–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern.

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