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1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia Tech, 19–42 loss
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 10
1953 record8–2 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachArt Lewis
Home stadiumOld Mountaineer Field (38,000)
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
West Virginia 4 0 0     8 2 0
Furman 2 0 0     7 2 0
George Washington 4 2 0     5 4 0
William & Mary 3 2 0     5 4 1
Richmond 3 3 0     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 0
VMI 3 3 0     5 5 0
Washington & Lee 2 4 0     4 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 0     2 7 0
Davidson 0 5 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football team completed the regular season with an 8–1 record and traveled to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 42–19.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1953-09-26* at #17 Pittsburgh #16 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) W 17–7   43,446
1953-10-03* Waynesburg #13 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 47–19   18,000
1953-10-10 Washington & Lee #12 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 40–14   14,000
1953-10-16 at George Washington #10 Griffith StadiumWashington, DC W 27–6   10,633
1953-10-24 Virginia Military #8 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 52–20   24,000
1953-10-31* at Penn State #5 Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 20–19   25,000
1953-11-07 vs. Virginia Tech #7 Mitchell StadiumBluefield, WV W 12–7   12,300
1953-11-14* South Carolina #8 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 14–20   32,000
1953-11-21* at North Carolina State #19 Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC W 61–0   5,800
1954-01-01* vs. #8 Georgia Tech #10 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 19–42   71,666
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

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