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1953 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1953 record2–7 (1–5 Big 7)
Head coachAbe Stuber (7th season)
CaptainJack Lessin, Jim Rawley
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#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
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1953 college football season. In their seventh and final year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 2–7 record (1–5 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 211 to 120.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Barney Alleman, left tackle Ralph Brown, left guard Bill Wilson, center Jim Rawley, right guard Gean Kowalski, right tackle Jack Lessin, right end Kim Tidd, quarterback Bill Plantan, left halfback Dan Rice, right halfback Dick Cox, and fullback Max Burkett.[2] Jack Lessin and Jim Rawley were the team captains.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Max Burkett with 342 rushing yards, Bill Plantan with 723 passing yards and 41 points (five touchdowns and 11 extra points), and Gary Lutz with 249 receiving yards.[3] Max Burkett was selected as a first-team all-conference player.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19South Dakota*W 35–0
September 26at Northwestern*L 0–35
October 3at KansasL 0–23
October 10Kansas State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
L 12–20
October 17Missouri
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
W 13–6
October 24at Drake*L 7–12
October 31at ColoradoL 34–41
November 7Nebraska
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 19–27
November 14at No. 6 OklahomaL 0–47
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1953 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1953-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 146. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 74-75.
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