1953 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1953 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1953 record 3–7 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt (1st year)
Captain Jim Speering
Captain Ralph Troillett
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Rice + 5 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Texas + 5 1 0     7 3 0
Baylor 4 2 0     7 3 0
SMU 3 3 0     5 5 0
Arkansas 2 4 0     3 7 0
Texas A&M 1 5 0     4 5 1
TCU 1 5 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1953 college football season. In their first year under head coach Bowden Wyatt, the Razorbacks compiled a 3–7 record (2–4 against SWC opponents), finished in fifth place in the SWC, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 161 to 116.[1][2]

Arkansas quarterback Lamar McHan finished ninth in the Heisman Trophy voting for 1953.[3] McHan was sixth in the nation in yards per punt, and tied for sixth in punt return yards.[4] Receiver Floyd Sagely's receiving stats were tied for sixth best in the country.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26, 1953 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR L 6–7  
October 3, 1953 TCU Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 13–6  
October 10, 1953 at No. 9 Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX L 7–14  
October 17, 1953 Texas Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–16  
October 24, 1953 vs. Ole Miss* Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 0–28  
October 31, 1953 Texas A&M War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 41–14  
November 7, 1953 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 0–47  
November 14, 1953 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 7–13  
November 21, 1953 LSU* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) L 8–9  
November 28, 1953 Tulsa* Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1953 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Heisman Trophy 1953 – 19th Award." Webpage. Archived 2009-06-08 at WebCite Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  4. ^ a b ESPN 2005: 1233