1953 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1953 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1953 record 5–3–1
Head coach Ben Schwartzwalder (5th season)
Captain Game captains[1]
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         9 0 1
Southern Miss         9 2 0
Penn State         6 3 0
Syracuse         5 3 1
Drexel         2 3 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1953 college football season. The Orangemen were led by fifth-year head coach Ben Schwartzwalder and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished the season with a 5–3–1 record and were not invited to a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Temple Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 42–0   20,000
October 2 Boston University Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY T 14–14   18,000
October 10 Fordham Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 20–13   20,000
October 17 at Penn State New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 14–20   21,500
October 24 at No. 7 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 13–20   30,076
October 31 at Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 21–0   15,000
November 7 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 26–0   12,000
November 14 Colgate Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 34–18   37,000
November 21 at Villanova Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 13–14   10,146
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

Sources:[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 148.
  2. ^ "1953 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2018.