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1953 Football Results

Gopher Football 1953 Season

  • Head Coach: Wes Fesler (3rd season)
  • Overall Record: 4 - 4 - 1
  • Conference Record: 3 - 3 - 1

1953 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/26/1953 @ Southern California (6-3-1) L 7-17
10/03/1953 Michigan State (9-1) L 0-21
10/10/1953 @ Northwestern (3-6) W 30-13
10/17/1953 @ Illinois (7-1-1) L 7-27
10/24/1953 Michigan (6-3) W 22-0
10/31/1953 Pittsburgh (3-5-1) W 35-14
11/07/1953 Homecoming
Indiana (2-7)
W 28-20
11/14/1953 @ Iowa (5-3-1) L 0-27
11/21/1953 Wisconsin (6-2-1) T 21-21

1953 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 5-1-0 9-1-0
Illinois 5-1-0 7-1-1
Wisconsin 4-1-1 6-2-1
Ohio State 4-3-0 6-3-0
Minnesota 3-3-1 4-4-1
Iowa 3-3-0 5-3-1
Michigan 3-3-0 6-3-0
Purdue 2-4-0 2-7-0
Indiana 1-5-0 2-7-0
Northwestern 0-6-0 3-6-0

1953 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Maryland 10-1-0
2 Notre Dame 9-0-1
3 Michigan State 9-1-0
4 Oklahoma 9-1-1
5 UCLA 8-2-0
6 Rice 9-2-0
7 Illinois 7-1-1
8 Georgia Tech 9-2-1
9 Iowa 5-3-1
10 West Virginia 8-2-0
11 Texas 7-3-0
12 Texas Tech 11-1-0
13 Alabama 6-3-3
14 Army 7-1-1
15 Wisconsin 6-2-1
16 Kentucky 7-2-1
17 Auburn 7-3-1
18 Duke 7-2-1
19 Stanford 6-3-1
20 Michigan 6-3-0

1953 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Maryland 10-1-0
2 Notre Dame 9-0-1
3 Michigan State 9-1-0
4 UCLA 8-2-0
5 Oklahoma 9-1-1
6 Rice 9-2-0
7 Illinois 7-1-1
8 Texas 7-3-0
9 Georgia Tech 9-2-1
10 Iowa 5-3-1
11 Alabama 6-3-3
12 Texas Tech 11-1-0
13 West Virginia 8-2-0
14 Wisconsin 6-2-1
15 Kentucky 7-2-1
16 Army 7-1-1
17 Stanford 6-3-1
18 Duke 7-2-1
19 Michigan 6-3-0
20 Ohio State 6-3-0

1953 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1954
Michigan State 28, UCLA 20

1953 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1954
Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1954
Georgia Tech 42, West Virginia 19
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1954
Rice 28, Alabama 6
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1954
Texas-El Paso 37, Southern Misssissippi 14
Gator Bowl - 01/01/1954
Texas Tech 35, Auburn 13
Tangerine Bowl - 01/01/1954
Arkansas State 7, East Texas State 7