|1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football|
Sugar Bowl champion
|1953 record||9–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Bobby Dodd (9th season)|
|Captain||Sam Hensley |
|Home stadium||Grant Field |
|1953 SEC football standings|
|#13 Alabama †||4||–||0||–||3||6||–||3||–||3|
|#8 Georgia Tech||4||–||1||–||1||9||–||2||–||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. 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. The Yellow Jackets were invited to the 1954 Sugar Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 42–19.
|September 19||Davidson*||No. 3||W 53–0||22,000|
|September 26||at No. 15 Florida||No. 3||T 0–0||41,000|
|October 3||SMU*||No. 9||W 6–4||37,000|
|October 10||at Tulane||No. 10||W 27–13||30,000|
|October 17||No. 19 Auburn||No. 6||W 36–6||39,500|
|October 24||at No. 1 Notre Dame*||No. 4||L 14–27||58,254|
|October 31||at Vanderbilt||No. 8||W 43–0||24,000|
|November 7||Clemson*||No. 6||W 20–7||35,000|
|November 14||at Alabama||No. 5||L 6–13||42,500|
|November 21||No. 15 Duke*||No. 12||W 13–10||40,000|
|November 28||Georgia||No. 10||W 28–12||41,000|
|January 1||vs. No. 10 West Virginia*||No. 8||ABC||W 42–19||70,500|
- ↑ "1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1953-schedule.html.
- ↑ "Alabama, Capitalizing on Two Pass Interceptions, Upsets Georgia Tech Team". New York Times: p. S4. November 15, 1953.
- ↑ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 170.
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