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1953 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1953 record3-6 (0-6 Big 10)
Head coachBob Voigts (7th season)
MVPBob Lauter
CaptainJoe Collier[1]
CaptainDick Thomas
Home stadiumDyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
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 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1953 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 3-6 record (0-6 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in last place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 205 to 166.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26, 1953Iowa State*W 35-037,960
October 3, 1953Army*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 33-2030,000
October 10, 1953MinnesotaNo. 18
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 13-3040,000
October 17, 1953at No. 5 MichiganL 12-2064,420
October 25, 1953Pittsburgh*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 27-2128,000
October 31, 1953at Ohio StateL 13-2780,562
November 7, 1953Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 13-3440,000
November 14, 1953at IndianaL 6-1420,000
November 21, 1953Illinois
L 14-3951,039
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game


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