1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia Tech, 19–42 loss
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #10
1953 record 8–2 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Art Lewis
Home stadium Old Mountaineer Field (38,000)
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 West Virginia 4 0 0     8 2 0
Furman 2 0 0     7 2 0
George Washington 4 2 0     5 4 0
William & Mary 3 2 0     5 4 1
Richmond 3 3 0     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 0
VMI 3 3 0     5 5 0
Washington & Lee 2 4 0     4 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 0     2 7 0
Davidson 0 5 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with an 8–1 record and traveled to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 42–19.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1953-09-26 at #17 Pittsburgh* #16 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 17–7   43,446
1953-10-03 Waynesburg* #13 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 47–19   18,000
1953-10-10 Washington & Lee #12 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 40–14   14,000
1953-10-16 at George Washington #10 Griffith StadiumWashington, DC W 27–6   10,633
1953-10-24 Virginia Military #8 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 52–20   24,000
1953-10-31 at Penn State* #5 Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 20–19   25,000
1953-11-07 vs. Virginia Tech #7 Mitchell StadiumBluefield, WV W 12–7   12,300
1953-11-14 South Carolina* #8 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 14–20   32,000
1953-11-21 at North Carolina State* #19 Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC W 61–0   5,800
1954-01-01 vs. #8 Georgia Tech* #10 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 19–42   71,666
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

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