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1954 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 1954 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1954 college football season. The team scored 151 points while allowing 125 points. This was Blanton Collier's first season as Kentucky's head coach.

1954 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern
1954 record7–3 (5–2 SEC)
Head coachBlanton Collier (1st season)
Home stadiumStoll Field/McLean Stadium
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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 18No. 3 Maryland*L 0–2036,000
September 25at No. 9 Ole MissL 9–28
October 2LSU
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 7–6
October 9Auburn
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 21–14
October 16at FloridaL 7–21
October 23at No. 15 Georgia TechW 13–634,000
October 30Villanova*
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 28–3
November 6Vanderbilt
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (rivalry)
W 19–7
November 13Memphis State*
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 33–7
November 20at TennesseeW 14–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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1955 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Hardy Back 11 129 Philadelphia Eagles

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1955.htm