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1953 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1953 record4–6 (2–3 ACC)
Head coachGeorge T. Barclay (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial 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 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1953 college football season. The Tar Heels were led by first-year head coach George T. Barclay, and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, in the conference's inaugural year, finishing tied for third.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26NC StateW 29–7
October 3[[{{{school}}}|Washington & Lee]]*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 39–0
October 10at Wake ForestW 18–13
October 17No. 3 Maryland
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 0–26
October 24at Georgia*L 14–27
October 31Tennessee*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 6–20
November 7at South CarolinaL 0–18
November 14No. 1 Notre Dame*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 14–34
November 21at Virginia*W 33–7
November 28at DukeL 20–35
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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