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Gopher Football 1953 Season

1953 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T 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 Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Michigan State 5 1 0 .833 9 1 0 .900
Illinois 5 1 0 .833 7 1 1 .833
Wisconsin 4 1 1 .750 6 2 1 .722
Ohio State 4 3 0 .571 6 3 0 .667
Minnesota 3 3 1 .500 4 4 1 .500
Iowa 3 3 0 .500 5 3 1 .611
Michigan 3 3 0 .500 6 3 0 .667
Purdue 2 4 0 .333 2 7 0 .222
Indiana 1 5 0 .167 2 7 0 .222
Northwestern 0 6 0 .000 3 6 0 .333

Season notes:

Coached by Wes Fesler (3rd season).

1953 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
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
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 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1954
Michigan State 28, UCLA 20

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1953 Season 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