1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 42–19 vs. West Virginia
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 8
1953 record 9–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Dodd (9th season)
Captain Sam Hensley
Ed Gossage
Orville Vereen
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 44,000)
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Alabama $ 4 0 3     6 3 3
No. 8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 2 1
No. 16 Kentucky 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1     7 2 1
No. 17 Auburn 4 2 1     7 3 1
Mississippi State 3 1 3     5 2 3
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 2 3 3     5 3 3
Florida 1 3 2     3 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 5 0     3 8 0
Tulane 0 7 0     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1953 college football season.[1] The Yellow Jackets were led by ninth-year head coach Bobby Dodd and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. They finished second in the Southeastern Conference to Alabama, who had upset then-No. 5 Georgia Tech in Birmingham, giving the Yellow Jackets their first conference loss since 1950.[2] The Yellow Jackets were invited to the 1954 Sugar Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 42–19.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 Davidson* No. 3 Grant FieldAtlanta W 53–0   22,000
September 26 at No. 15 Florida No. 3 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida T 0–0   41,000
October 3 SMU* No. 9 Grant Field • Atlanta W 6–4   37,000
October 10 at Tulane No. 10 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 27–13   30,000
October 17 No. 19 Auburn No. 6 Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 36–6   39,500
October 24 at No. 1 Notre Dame* No. 4 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana L 14–27   58,254
October 31 at Vanderbilt No. 8 Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 43–0   24,000
November 7 Clemson*dagger No. 6 Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 20–7   35,000
November 14 at Alabama No. 5 Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 6–13   42,500
November 21 No. 15 Duke* No. 12 Grant Field • Atlanta W 13–10   40,000
November 28 Georgia No. 10 Grant Field • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 28–12   41,000
January 1 vs. No. 10 West Virginia* No. 8 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 42–19   70,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". 
  2. ^ "Alabama, Capitalizing on Two Pass Interceptions, Upsets Georgia Tech Team". New York Times. November 15, 1953. p. S4. 
  3. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 170.