1953 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1953 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #16
1953 record 7-2-1 (4-1-1 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant
Home stadium Stoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Alabama 4 0 3     6 3 3
#8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Kentucky 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1     7 2 1
#17 Auburn 4 2 1     7 3 1
Mississippi State 3 1 3     5 2 3
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 2 3 3     5 3 3
Florida 1 3 2     3 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 5 0     3 8 0
Tulane 0 7 0     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1953 college football season. The team scored 201 points while allowing 116 points. This was Bear Bryant's final season as head coach at Kentucky.

Season[edit]

  • In the Border Battle, Kentucky beat Tennessee by a score of 27-21 to claim the Beer Barrel.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Wildcats points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 19 Texas A&M Loss 6 7 0-1-0
2 Sept. 26 at Mississippi Loss 6 22 0-2-0
3 Oct. 3 Florida Win 26 13 1-2-0
4 Oct. 10 at #14 Louisiana State Tie 6 6 1-2-1
5 Oct. 17 #20 Mississippi State Win 32 13 2-2-1
6 Oct. 24 Villanova Win 19 0 3-2-1
7 Oct. 31 at #12 Rice Win 19 13 4-2-1
8 Nov. 7 at Vanderbilt Win 40 14 5-2-1
9 Nov. 14 Memphis Win 20 7 6-2-1
10 Nov. 21 Tennessee Win 27 21 7-2-1

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve Meilinger End 1 8 Washington Redskins
Tommy Adkins Center 17 197 Baltimore Colts

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Ray Correll, Guard, All-America selection
  • Steve Mellinger, Defensive End, All-America selection

References[edit]