1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
SoCon champion
Sugar Bowl, L 19–42 vs. Georgia Tech
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 10
1953 record 8–2 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Art Lewis (4th season)
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
VPI 3 3 0     5 5 0
VMI 3 3 0     5 5 0
Washington and 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
September 26 at No. 17 Pittsburgh* No. 16 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 17–7   43,446
October 3 Waynesburg* No. 13 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 47–19   18,000
October 10 Washington & Lee No. 12 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 40–14   14,000
October 16 at George Washington No. 10 Griffith StadiumWashington, DC W 27–6   10,633
October 24 VMI No. 8 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 52–20   24,000
October 31 at Penn State* No. 5 New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA (rivalry) W 20–19   25,000
November 7 vs. VPI No. 7 Mitchell StadiumBluefield, WV (rivalry) W 12–7   12,300
November 14 South Carolina* No. 8 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 14–20   32,000
November 21 at NC State* No. 19 Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC W 61–0   5,800
January 1, 1954 vs. No. 8 Georgia Tech* No. 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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