1955 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1955 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1955 record1–9 (0–4 ACC)
Head coachNed McDonald (3rd season)
CaptainJohn Polzer[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 24,500)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Maryland + 4 0 0     10 1 0
Duke + 4 0 0     7 2 1
Clemson 3 1 0     7 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 1     5 4 1
North Carolina 3 3 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 2 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 1 5 0     3 6 0
Virginia 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[2]

The 1955 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1955 college football season. The Cavaliers were led by third-year head coach Ned McDonald and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, their second year in the league, and the league's third year overall. Virginia once again failed to pick up their first ACC win, finishing winless in conference games. At the conclusion of a 1–9 campaign, McDonald resigned as head coach.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24ClemsonL 7–20 
October 1George Washington*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 0–13 
October 8vs. Penn State*L 7–26 
October 15VMI*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 20–13 
October 22vs. VPI*L 13–17 
October 29at Vanderbilt*L 7–34 
November 5at Pittsburgh*L 7–18 
November 12Wake Forest
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 7–13 
November 19at North CarolinaL 14–26 
November 26South Carolina
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 14–21 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Cavalier Football Fact Book" (PDF). Virginia Cavaliers Athletics. p. 120.
  2. ^ "1955 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "McDonald Resigns Job At Virginia". The Atlanta Constitution. December 24, 1955. p. 6.
  4. ^ "1955 Virginia Cavaliers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2018.