1955 Gator Bowl

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1955 Gator Bowl
1955 Gator Bowl
Vanderbilt Commodores Auburn Tigers (7–3) (8–1–1)

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Head coach:  Arthur Guepe

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Head coach:  Ralph Jordan

AP Coaches 8 8

1 2 3 4 Total Vanderbilt 7 6 6 6 Auburn 0 7 0 6 25 13

Date Season Stadium Location

December 31, 1955 1955 Gator Bowl Stadium Jacksonville, Florida RB Joe Childress [1] (Auburn) [1] QB Don Orr (Vanderbilt) Auburn by 6 32,174
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MVP

Favorite Attendance Payout

US$70,000

United States TV coverage Network CBS
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The 1955 Gator Bowl, part of the 1955 bowl game season, was the eleventh annual contest and took place on December 31, 1955, at the Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The competing teams were the Auburn Tigers and the Vanderbilt Commodores, both representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Vanderbilt upset favored Auburn 25–13 to secure their first ever bowl victory.[2] [5] This remained the lone bowl victory for the Commodores through their 16–14 victory over Boston College in the 2008 Music City Bowl.[6]

[8] The Commodores retook a 13–7 lead on the next drive after Orr scored on a three-yard touchdown run to cap a five-play.[4] The appearance was the fifth overall bowl appearance and third consecutive in the Gator Bowl for the Tigers. They accepted an invitation to play in the Gator Bowl against Vanderbilt in the days following their victory over long-time rival Alabama. Vanderbilt scored later in the quarter on a one-yard Orr touchdown run.[7] They accepted an invitation to play in the Gator Bowl in the days following their loss to Tennessee.1955 Gator Bowl 2 Teams Auburn See also: {{{school}}}.[8] After having a 51-yard Orr touchdown pass called back because of a holding penalty. 76-yard drive that included a 45-yard run by Orr himself.[8] Auburn responded on the next drive to tie the game at seven after Howell Tubbs connected with Fob James for a 38-yard touchdown reception. Ole Miss and Tennessee.[4] The Tigers lost to Tulane and tied Kentucky en route to their third place finish in the conference.[1] Scoring summary .[8] Auburn scored the final points of the game late in the fourth when Joe Childress caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Cook to make the final score 25–13. The 1955 Auburn squad finished the regular season 8–1–1. Game summary Vanderbilt got on the scoreboard first after Don Orr threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Joe Stephenson to give the Commodores a 7–0 lead.[4] Vanderbilt See also: {{{school}}}. Vanderbilt quarterback Don Orr and Auburn running back Joe Childress mere named co-MVPs of the game.[4] The appearance was the first all-time bowl appearance for Vanderbilt.[7] The Commodores lost to Georgia. The 1955 Vanderbilt squad finished the regular season 7–3.[8] The Commodores then scored their final points on the first play of the fourth quarter when Don Hunt scored on a one-yard touchdown run to give Vanderbilt a 25–7 lead. For their performances.

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