1953 Virginia Cavaliers football
1953 record1–8
Head coachNed McDonald (1st season)
CaptainRobert Potter, Joseph Mehalick[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 24,500)
← 1952
1954 →

The 1953 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1953 college football season. The Cavaliers were led by first-year head coach Ned McDonald and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. This was the last season in which Virginia competed as an independent, as they would join the newly-formed Atlantic Coast Conference the following year.


September 26VPIL 6–20
October 3South Carolina
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 0–19
October 10vs. George WashingtonAlexandria, VAW 24–20
October 17VMI
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 6–21
October 24at VanderbiltL 13–28
October 31vs. No. 13 DukeL 6–48
November 7Pittsburgh
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 0–26
November 14at Washington and LeeLexington, VAL 13–27
November 21North Carolina
L 7–33
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game



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