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|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1955 record||3–7 (3–3 ACC)|
|Head coach||George T. Barclay (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|1955 ACC football standings|
|No. 3 Maryland +||4||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Following the conclusion of the season, Barclay's coaching contract expired and was not renewed by UNC. He did not produce a winning season in his three years as head coach, finishing with an overall record of 11–18–1.
|September 24||No. 3 Oklahoma*||L 6–13|
|October 1||at NC State||W 25–18|
|October 8||at Georgia*||L 7–28|
|October 15||No. 2 Maryland||L 7–25|
|October 22||at Wake Forest||L 0–25|
|October 29||Tennessee*||L 7–48|
|November 5||vs. South Carolina||W 32–14|
|November 12||No. 5 Notre Dame*||L 7–27|
|November 19||Virginia||W 26–14|
|December 3||at No. 18 Duke||L 0–6|
- "1955 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- "Barclay Out As Coach: North Carolina Drops Entire Staff of Football Team". The New York Times. December 14, 1955. p. 59.
- "2016 North Carolina football media guide" (PDF). North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 158.
- "1955 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 13, 2018.