|1953 Oklahoma Sooners football|
Big Seven champion
Orange Bowl champion
|Conference||Big Seven Conference|
|Record||9–1–1 (6–0 Big 7)|
|Home stadium||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium|
|1953 Big Seven Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Oklahoma $||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1953 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1953 college football season. Led by seventh-year head coach Bud Wilkinson, they played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, and were members of the Big Seven Conference.
The Sooners dropped their opener at home to top-ranked Notre Dame, tied at Pittsburgh, then won nine straight, concluding with a 7–0 shutout of #1 Maryland in the Orange Bowl in Miami on New Year's Day. The final polls were released in late November, prior to the bowl games.
Oklahoma's initial win of the 1953 season, over Texas in Dallas on October 10, was the start of their record 47-game winning streak that extended more than four years, until November 1957.
|September 26||No. 1 Notre Dame*||No. 6||L 21–28||59,461|
|October 3||at Pittsburgh*||No. 8||T 7–7||28,152|
|October 10||vs. No. 15 Texas*||No. 16||W 19–14||75,504|
|October 17||Kansas||No. 12||W 45–0||45,862|
|October 24||Colorado||No. 9||W 27–20||36,565|
|October 31||at Kansas State||No. 9||W 34–0||23,822|
|November 7||at Missouri||No. 8||W 14–7||30,020|
|November 14||Iowa State||No. 6||W 47–0||43,713|
|November 21||at Nebraska||No. 4||W 30–7||31,551|
|November 28||Oklahoma A&M*||No. 4||W 42–7||50,524|
|January 1, 1954||vs. No. 1 Maryland*||No. 4||W 7–0||68,640|
See also: 1953 NCAA football rankings
|AP||6 (3)||8||16||12 (1)||9||9 (1)||8 (1)||6 (1)||4 (3)||4 (9)||4 (10)|
The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.
|Larry Grigg||Back||2||16||Baltimore Colts|
|Merrill Green||Back||10||116||Washington Redskins|
|Roger Nelson||Tackle||14||164||Washington Redskins|
|J. D. Roberts||Guard||17||195||Green Bay Packers|
|Juel Sweatte||Back||30||355||Pittsburgh Steelers|