1953 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1953 record5–3–3 (2–3–3 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Alabama $ 4 0 3 6 3 3
No. 8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1 9 2 1
No. 16 Kentucky 4 1 1 7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1 7 2 1
No. 17 Auburn 4 2 1 7 3 1
Mississippi State 3 1 3 5 2 3
Tennessee 3 2 1 6 4 1
LSU 2 3 3 5 3 3
Florida 1 3 2 3 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0 3 7 0
Georgia 1 5 0 3 8 0
Tulane 0 7 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) as a member of the Southeastern Conference during the 1953 college football season. Led by sixth-year head coach Gaynell Tinsley, the Tigers compiling an overall record of 5–3–3 with a mark of 2–3–3 in conference play, placing eighth in the SEC.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19No. 11 Texas*W 20–745,000
September 26at No. 5 AlabamaT 7–733,809
October 3Boston College*No. 19
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 42–625,000
October 10KentuckyNo. 14
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
T 6–6
October 17at GeorgiaW 14–6
October 24at FloridaNo. 14T 21–21
October 31No. 18 Ole Miss
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 16–27
November 7at TennesseeL 14–32
November 14Mississippi Statedagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 13–26
November 21at Arkansas*W 9–8
November 28at TulaneW 32–13[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Gaynell Tinsley Head coach 6 LSU (1936)
Marty Broussard Trainer
Perry Moss Backfield coach
Abner Wimberly Ends coach
Clarence "Pop" Strange Freshman coach
Charles McClendon Line coach
Will Walls Line coach
Cecil Isbell Backfield coach
Reference:[3]

Roster

Name Position Number Name Position Number
Arnold Alexander Larry Jones Center
Andy Alford Left Guard 65 Bob Lawrence 70
Phil Beron Sam Leake
George Brancato Halfback 44 Jerry Marchand Fullback 34
Larry Brooks Joe McAdam
Ivan Camp Center 53 Paul Miller Guard
Art Croy Jim Mitchell End 87
Tommy Davis Kicker/Fullback 33 Larry Mobley
Richard Desonier Right End Sammy Murphy Right End
Lou Deutschman Halfback 23 Charles Oakley Fullback 21
Gary Dildy Center George Oliver
Al Doggett Quarterback/Halfback 24 Ted Paris
Jerry Dumas 81 Enos Parker Tackle
Donald Dye Dickie Prescott
Ed Fogg Left Tackle Al Robichaux Tackle
Sid Fournet Defensive tackle/Offensive tackle Vincent Roy
Russell Gautreaux Fullback Billy Sheehy
Vincent Gonzales Don Stinson
Al Guglielmo Right End Cliff Stringfield Quarterback
Bill Harris Left Tackle 77 Joe Tuminello End 84
Bobby Gene Hartley Win Turner Quarterback 12
Harry Hodges Mack Wampold
Levi (Chuck) Johns Halfback 11 Reference:[4]

References

  1. ^ 1954 Gumbo, LSU Press, p. 116–129
  2. ^ "Louisiana State smothers Tulane by 32 to 13 count". The Shreveport Times. November 29, 1953. Retrieved September 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ 1954 Gumbo, LSU Press, p. 117
  4. ^ 1954 Gumbo, LSU Press, p. 119-129