1953 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1953 record6–3
Head coach
CaptainDon Malinak, Tony Rados
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 14 Army     7 1 1
Harvard     6 2 0
Franklin & Marshall     5 2 0
Hofstra     6 3 0
Penn State     6 3 0
Yale     5 2 2
Carnegie Tech     5 3 0
Boston College     5 3 1
Boston University     5 3 1
Syracuse     5 3 1
Princeton     5 4 0
Tufts     4 3 0
Cornell     4 3 2
Holy Cross     5 5 0
Temple     4 4 1
Colgate     3 4 2
Columbia     4 5 0
Fordham     4 5 0
Villanova     4 6 0
Drexel     2 3 1
Brown     3 5 1
Penn     3 5 1
Pittsburgh     3 5 1
Dartmouth     2 7 0
Buffalo     1 5 1
Bucknell     1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1953 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at WisconsinL 0–2048,374
October 3at PennL 7–1351,000[2]
October 10at Boston UniversityW 35–1312,338[3][4]
October 17SyracuseW 20–1420,712
October 24TCUdagger
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 27–2127,966
October 31West Virginia
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 19–2024,670
November 7Fordham
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 28–2113,897[5]
November 14at RutgersW 54–269,500[6]
November 21at PittsburghW 17–039,642
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Smith, Chester L. (October 4, 1953). "Fourth-Quarter Pass Beats Penn State, 13-7". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 4, p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Nason, Jerry (October 11, 1953). "B. U. Crushed By Penn State, 35 to 13". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 57. Retrieved June 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ "Penn State Wins, 35-13". Knoxville News Sentinel. Knoxville, Tennessee. United Press. October 11, 1953. p. 25. Retrieved June 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ Keck, Harry (November 8, 1953). "Penn State Squeaks Past Fordham in 28-21 Thriller". Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 3, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Burns, Joe (November 15, 1953). "Penn State Thumps Rutgers, 54-26, in Free Scoring Game". The Sunday Times. New Brunswick, N.J. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.