1953 Missouri Tigers football team

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1953 Missouri Tigers football
Conference Big Seven Conference
1953 record 6–4 (4–2 Big 7)
Head coach Don Faurot (16th season)
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 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Seven Conference (Big 7) during the 1953 college football season. The team compiled a 6–4 record (4–2 against Big 7 opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the Big 7, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 130 to 116. Don Faurot was the head coach for the 16th of 19 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Robert Bauman with 405 rushing yards, Vic Eaton with 364 passing yards and 683 yards of total offense, Elmer Corpeny with 179 receiving yards, and Bob Schoonmaker with 36 points scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19No. 9 Maryland*L 6–20 
September 26Purdue*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 14–7 
October 3at ColoradoW 27–16 
October 9at SMU*L 7–20 
October 17at Iowa StateL 6–13 
October 24Nebraska
W 23–7 
October 31at Indiana*W 14–7 
November 7No. 8 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
L 7–14 
November 14Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 16–6 
November 21at KansasW 10–6 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1953 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016.