1953 Tampa Spartans football team

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1953 Tampa Spartans football
Conference Independent
1953 record 6–6
Head coach Marcelino Huerta
Home stadium Phillips Field
← 1952
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The 1953 Tampa Spartans football team represented the University of Tampa in the 1953 college football season. It was the Spartans' 17th season and competed as a member of the NAIA. The team was led by head coach Marcelino Huerta, in his second year, and played their home games at Phillips Field in Tampa, Florida. They finished with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6).


Date Opponent Site Result
September 19 at Troy State Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL W 21–7  
September 25 South Georgia College Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 33–0  
October 3 at Southern Miss Faulkner FieldHattiesburg, MS L 6–42  
October 10 vs. Jacksonville NAS W 26–6  
October 17 at Stetson Spec Martin StadiumDeLand, FL L 7–14  
October 24 at McNeese State Lake Charles, LA W 25–7  
October 30 Sam Houston State Phillips Field • Tampa, FL L 6–26  
November 7 East Carolina Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 18–13  
November 14 Arkansas Tech Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 26–20  
November 21 Appalachian State Phillips Field • Tampa, FL L 12–35  
November 28 Delta State Phillips Field • Tampa, FL L 6–13  
December 5 Florida State Phillips Field • Tampa, FL L 6–41  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.