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1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 42–19 vs. West Virginia
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 8
1953 record9–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (9th season)
CaptainSam Hensley
Ed Gossage
Orville Vereen
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 44,000)
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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1953 college football season.[1] 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.[2] The Yellow Jackets were invited to the 1954 Sugar Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 42–19.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19Davidson*No. 3W 53–022,000
September 26at No. 15 FloridaNo. 3T 0–041,000
October 3SMU*No. 9
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 6–437,000
October 10at TulaneNo. 10W 27–1330,000
October 17No. 19 AuburnNo. 6
W 36–639,500
October 24at No. 1 Notre Dame*No. 4L 14–2758,254
October 31at VanderbiltNo. 8W 43–024,000
November 7Clemson*daggerNo. 6
W 20–735,000
November 14at AlabamaNo. 5L 6–1342,500
November 21No. 15 Duke*No. 12
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 13–1040,000
November 28GeorgiaNo. 10
W 28–1241,000
January 1vs. No. 10 West Virginia*No. 8
ABCW 42–1970,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1953-schedule.html.
  2. "Alabama, Capitalizing on Two Pass Interceptions, Upsets Georgia Tech Team". New York Times: p. S4. November 15, 1953.
  3. 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 170.


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