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1954 Virginia Cavaliers football team

The 1954 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1954 college football season. The Cavaliers were led by second-year head coach Ned McDonald and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. This was their first year competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which was in its second year of existence. Virginia failed to pick up its first ACC win, finishing 0–2 against conference opponents.

1954 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1954 record3–6 (0–2 ACC)
Head coachNed McDonald (2nd season)
CaptainHenry Strempek[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 24,500)
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[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 25Lehigh*W 27–21
October 2George Washington*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 14–13
October 9at No. 12 Penn State*L 7–34
October 16VMI*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 21–0
October 23vs. No. 14 VPI*L 0–6
October 30at No. 5 Army*L 20–21
November 13at South CarolinaL 0–27
November 20North Carolina
L 14–26
November 27No. 12 West Virginia*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 10–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Cavalier Football Fact Book" (PDF). Virginia Cavaliers Athletics. p. 120.
  2. ^ "1954 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "1954 Virginia Cavaliers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2018.