1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
SoCon champion
Sugar Bowl, L 19–42 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 10
1953 record8–2 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachArt Lewis (4th season)
Home stadiumOld Mountaineer Field (38,000)
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 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
VPI 3 3 0     5 5 0
VMI 3 3 0     5 5 0
Washington and 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.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26at No. 17 Pittsburgh*No. 16W 17–743,446
October 3Waynesburg*No. 13W 47–1918,000
October 10Washington and LeeNo. 12
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 40–1414,000
October 16at George WashingtonNo. 10W 27–610,633
October 24VMINo. 8
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
W 52–2024,000
October 31at Penn State*No. 5W 20–1925,000
November 7vs. VPINo. 7W 12–712,300
November 14South Carolina*No. 8
  • Mountaineer Field
  • Morgantown, WV
L 14–2032,000
November 21at NC State*No. 19W 61–05,800
January 1vs. No. 8 Georgia Tech*No. 10ABCL 19–4271,666
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

1953 West Virginia Mountaineers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Fred Wyant So
RB 21 Jack Stone Sr
FB 33 Tom Allman Sr
FB 34 Joe Marconi Sr
WR-E 83 Bill Marker Sr
WR-E 85 Joe Papetti So
OL-LT 77 Bruce Bosley So
OL-RG 75 Sam Huff So
OL-LG 72 Gene Lamone Jr
C 54 Bob Orders Sr
OL-RT 74 Ralph Starkey Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
[[American football positions|]] [[| ]]
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach

Art " Pappy" Lewis

Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]