1953 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1953 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1953 record 2–8 (2–4 Big 7)
Head coach Jules V. Sikes (6th season)
Captain Morris Kay, Bob Hantla
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1953 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Jules V. Sikes, the Jayhawks compiled a 2–8 record (2–4 against conference opponents), finished tied for fourth in the Big Seven Conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 179 to 83.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Don Hess with 369 rushing yards and 20 points scored, and John McFarland with 343 passing yards.[3] Morris Kay and Bob Hantla were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19at TCU*L 0–13 
September 25at No. 4 UCLA*L 7–19 
October 3Iowa StateW 23–0 
October 10at ColoradoW 27–21 
October 17at No. 12 OklahomaL 0–45 
October 24No. 13 SMU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 6–14 
October 31at NebraskaL 0–9 
November 7Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 0–7 
November 14Oklahoma A&M*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 14–41 
November 21Missouri
L 6–10 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1953 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. ^ 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127, 131, 138.