1953 BYU Cougars football team

The 1953 BYU Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Brigham Young University in the Skyline Conference during the 1953 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Chick Atkinson, the Cougars compiled a 2–7–1 record (1–5–1 against Skyline opponents), tied for seventh in the Skyline, and were outscored by a total of 228 to 172.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included LaVon Satterfield with 682 yards of total offense (114 rushing, 568 passing), Reed Stolworthy with 473 rushing yards, and Dick Felt with 30 points scored.[3]

1953 BYU Cougars football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1953 record2–7–1 (1–5–1 Skyline)
Head coachChick Atkinson (5th season)
Home stadiumCougar Stadium
1953 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Utah $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Utah State 5 2 0     8 3 0
Wyoming 4 2 1     5 4 1
New Mexico 3 2 1     5 3 1
Colorado A&M 3 4 0     4 5 0
Montana 2 4 0     3 5 0
Denver 1 5 1     3 5 2
BYU 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19Montana
W 27–13
September 25San Jose State*
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
L 25–28
October 3at New MexicoT 12–12
October 10vs. Idaho*
W 20–14
October 16Utah State
L 7–1410,000[4]
October 23at DenverL 19–27
October 31at WyomingL 0–27
November 7Colorado A&M
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
L 12–34
November 14at Arizona State*L 18–26
November 26at UtahL 32–33
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1953 BYU Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "BYU Football 2015 Almanac" (PDF). Brigham Young University. 2015. p. 168. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ BYU Football 2015 Almanac, pp. 163-164.
  4. ^ Ray Schwartz (October 18, 1953). "Rugged Utah State Forward Wall Proves Too Much For BYU Eleven". The Daily Herald (Provo, UT). p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
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