1953 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1953 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 7–0 vs. Maryland
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 4
1953 record 9–1–1 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     9 1 1
Kansas State 4 2 0     6 3 1
Missouri 4 2 0     6 4 0
Colorado 2 4 0     6 4 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     3 6 1
Kansas 2 4 0     2 8 0
Iowa State 1 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1953 college football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Seven Conference. They were coached by head coach Bud Wilkinson.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 21–28   59,461
October 3 at Pittsburgh* No. 8 Pitt FieldPittsburgh, PA T 7–7   28,152
October 10 vs. No. 15 Texas* No. 16 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) W 19–14   75,504
October 17 Kansas No. 12 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 45–0   45,862
October 24 Colorado No. 9 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 27–20   36,565
October 31 Kansas State No. 9 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–0   23,822
November 7 at Missouri No. 8 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO (Peace Pipe) W 14–7   30,020
November 14 Iowa State No. 6 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 47–0   43,713
November 21 at Nebraska No. 4 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 30–7   31,551
November 28 Oklahoma A&M* No. 4 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam) W 42–7   50,524
January 1 vs. No. 1 Maryland* No. 4 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 7–0   68,640
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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