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1953 NC State Wolfpack football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1953 record1–9 (0–3 ACC)
Head coachHorace Hendrickson (2nd season)
Home stadiumRiddick Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Maryland § 3 0 0     10 1 0
#18 Duke § 4 0 0     7 2 1
South Carolina 2 3 0     7 3 0
North Carolina 2 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 2 3 0     3 6 1
Clemson 1 2 0     3 5 1
NC State 0 3 0     1 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1953 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 1953 college football season. The Wolfpack were led by second-year head coach Horace Hendrickson and played their home games at Riddick Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the league's inaugural year, after NC State and the other ACC schools split off from the Southern Conference. They finished winless in conference with a 0–3 record, and a 1–9 record overall. Hendrickson resigned as head coach following the end of the season.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26at North CarolinaL 7–29
October 3at George Washington*
L 7–20
October 10Davidson*W 27–7
October 17Wake Forest
  • Riddick Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
L 7–20
October 24at No. 16 DukeL 0–31
October 31William & Mary*
  • Riddick Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
L 6–7
November 7at Army*L 7–27
November 14at Pittsburgh*L 6–40
November 21No. 19 West Virginia*
  • Riddick Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
L 0–61
November 28at Florida State*L 13–23
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Source:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1953 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/acc/1953.html. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. "Hendrickson Quits as 'Pack Coach". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 10. December 30, 1953.
  3. Heft, Herb (October 3, 1953). "G.W. Six-Point Favorite Over N.C. State Today". The Washington Post: p. 11.
  4. "1953 North Carolina State Wolfpack Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina-state/1953-schedule.html.
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