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1955 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

The 1955 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1955 college football season. The Tar Heels were led by third-year head coach George T. Barclay, and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in fifth.

1955 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1955 record3–7 (3–3 ACC)
Head coachGeorge T. Barclay (3rd season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
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[1]

Following the conclusion of the season, Barclay's coaching contract expired and was not renewed by UNC.[2] He did not produce a winning season in his three years as head coach, finishing with an overall record of 11–18–1.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24No. 3 Oklahoma*L 6–13
October 1at NC StateW 25–18
October 8at Georgia*L 7–28
October 15No. 2 Maryland
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–25
October 22at Wake ForestL 0–25
October 29Tennessee*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–48
November 5vs. South CarolinaW 32–14
November 12No. 5 Notre Dame*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–27
November 19Virginia
W 26–14
December 3at No. 18 DukeL 0–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Source:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1955 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. ^ "Barclay Out As Coach: North Carolina Drops Entire Staff of Football Team". The New York Times. December 14, 1955. p. 59.
  3. ^ "2016 North Carolina football media guide" (PDF). North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 158.
  4. ^ "1955 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 13, 2018.