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1953 Auburn Tigers football
Gator Bowl, L 13–35 vs. Texas Tech
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
1953 record7–3–1 (4–2–1 SEC)
Head coachRalph Jordan
Home stadiumCliff Hare Stadium
Cramton Bowl
Ladd Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Alabama 4 0 3     6 3 3
#8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Kentucky 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1     7 2 1
#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 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1953 college football season. It was the Tigers' 62nd overall and 21st season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan, in his third year, and played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium in Auburn, the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery and Ladd Memorial Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. They finished with a record of seven wins, three losses and one tie (7–3–1 overall, 4–2–1 in the SEC) and with a loss to Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25* Stetson Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL W 47–0  
October 3 #15 Ole Miss Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 13–0  
October 10 at #13 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS T 21–21  
October 17 at #8 Georgia Tech #19 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 6–36  
October 24 Tulane Ladd Memorial StadiumMobile, AL W 34–7  
October 31 Florida Cliff Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) W 16–7  
November 6* at Miami #15 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 29–20  
November 14 vs. Georgia #20 Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 39–18  
November 21* at Clemson #14 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 45–19  
November 28 vs. Alabama #16 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) L 7–10  
January 1* vs. Texas Tech #17 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 13–35  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1953 Auburn football schedule[1][2]

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