1953 Connecticut Huskies football team

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1953 Connecticut Huskies football
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record3–4–1 (2–1 Yankee)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
New Hampshire + 3 1 0 6 2 0
Rhode Island + 3 1 0 6 2 0
Connecticut 2 1 1 3 4 1
Maine 1 2 1 4 2 1
Vermont 0 1 0 3 3 1
UMass 0 3 0 1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1953 Connecticut Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1953 college football season. The Huskies were led by second year head coach Bob Ingalls, and completed the season with a record of 3–4–1. For the first time, home games were played at Memorial Stadium, which replaced the Gardner Dow Athletic Fields as the Huskies' home venue.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at Yale*L 0–3220,000[3]
October 3at UMassW 41–0
October 10St. Lawrence*W 26–6
October 17at MaineOrono, MET 18–18
October 24Delaware*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 7–3010,800[4]
October 31New Hampshire
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 6–0
November 7at Brown*L 7–423,000[5]
November 14Rhode Island
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
L 13–19
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 120. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ Newell, Bill (September 27, 1953). "Yale Trims Uconns with Late Splurge". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. sect. IV, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Lee, Bill (October 25, 1953). "Five-Minute Onslaught Tramples Huskies, 30-7". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. sect. 3, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Ahern, John (November 8, 1953). "Thompson Scores 3 Times as Brown Beats Conn., 42-7". The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 47 – via Newspapers.com.
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