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1954 Duke Blue Devils football team

The 1954 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University during the 1954 college football season. [2]

1954 Duke Blue Devils football
ACC champion
Orange Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1954 record8–2–1 (4–0 ACC)
Head coachWilliam D. Murray
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Duke $ 4 0 0     8 2 1
No. 8 Maryland 4 0 1     7 2 1
North Carolina 4 2 0     4 5 1
South Carolina 3 3 0     6 4 0
Clemson 1 2 0     5 5 0
Wake Forest 1 4 1     2 7 1
Virginia 0 2 0     3 6 0
NC State 0 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Duke won the 1954 ACC Championship, and finished the season ranked 14th in the final AP poll.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Rank Location Result
09/25/1954 at Pennsylvania No. 19 Philadelphia, PA W 52-0
10/2/1954 Tennessee No. 7 Durham, NC W 7-6
10/9/1954 at No. 5 Purdue No. 6 West Lafayette, IN T 13-13
10/16/1954 No. 18 Army No. 6 Durham, NC L 14-28
10/23/1954 at NC State No. 19 Raleigh, NC W 21-7
10/30/1954 Georgia Tech No. 16 Durham, NC W 21-20
11/06/1954 vs. No. 19 Navy Norfolk, VA L 7-40
11/13/1954 at Wake Forest Wake Forest, NC W 28-21
11/20/1954 South Carolina Durham, NC W 26-7
11/27/1954 at North Carolina No. 20 Chapel Hill, NC W 47-12
01/01/1955 vs. Nebraska No. 20 Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 34-7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1954 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "1954 Duke Blue Devils". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.