1953 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1953 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1953 record 3-6 (0-6 Big 10)
Head coach Bob Voigts (7th year)
Home stadium Dyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Michigan State + 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7 Illinois + 5 1 0     7 1 1
#15 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 4 1
#20 Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
#9 Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 2 4 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1953 college football season. In their seventh year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 3-6 record (0-6 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in last place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 205 to 166.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 26, 1953 Iowa State* Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 35-0   37,960
October 3, 1953 Army* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 33-20   30,000
October 10, 1953 Minnesota #18 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 13-30   40,000
October 17, 1953 at #5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 12-20   64,420
October 25, 1953 Pittsburgh* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 27-21   28,000
October 31, 1953 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 13-27   80,562
November 7, 1953 Wisconsin Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 13-34   40,000
November 14, 1953 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 6-14   20,000
November 21, 1953 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 14-39   51,039
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015.