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1953 Michigan State Spartans football
Rose Bowl, W 28–20 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1953 record9–1 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachClarence Munn
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Michigan State § 5 1 0     9 1 0
#7/7 Illinois § 5 1 0     7 1 1
#15/14 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 2 1
#NR/20 Ohio State 4 3 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 4 1
#20/19 Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
#9/10 Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 2 4 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     3 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1953 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1953 college football season. This was the Spartans' inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference and had them winning the league along with Illinois with a 5–1 record. They represented the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl, defeating UCLA 28–20 and finished ranked 3rd in both the AP and Coaches' polls.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 26, 1953 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 21–7    ?
October 3, 1953 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 21–0    ?
October 10, 1953* [[{{{school}}}|TCU]] Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 26–19    ?
October 17, 1953 Indiana Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 47–18    ?
October 24, 1953 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–6    ?
October 31, 1953* at Oregon State Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 34–6    ?
November 7, 1953 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 28–13    ?
November 14, 1953 Michigan Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 14–6   51,421
November 21, 1953* Marquette Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 21–15    ?
January 1, 1954* vs. UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 28–20   100,500
*Non-Conference Game.
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