1953 Hardin–Simmons Cowboys football team

The 1953 Hardin–Simmons Cowboys football team was an American football team that represented Hardin–Simmons University in the Border Conference during the 1953 college football season. In its second season under head coach Murray Evans, the team compiled a 6–5 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 211 to 199.[1][2][3] The team played its home games at Parramore Field, also known as Parramore Stadium, in Abilene, Texas.

1953 Hardin–Simmons Cowboys football
ConferenceBorder Conference
Record6–5 (4–1 Border)
Head coach
Home stadiumParramore Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Border Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 12 Texas Tech $ 5 0 0 11 1 0
Hardin–Simmons 4 1 0 6 5 0
Texas Western 4 2 0 8 2 0
Arizona 3 2 0 4 5 1
Arizona State 1 3 0 4 5 1
New Mexico A&M 1 4 0 2 7 0
West Texas State 0 6 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Two Hardin-Simmons players were named to the 1953 All-Border Conference football team: end D.C. Andrews; and center Sam Walker.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19at Oklahoma A&M*L 0–20
September 26Midwestern (TX)*
W 33–76,500[5]
October 32:30 p.m.at Trinity (TX)*L 21–27[6][7]
October 10at Rice*L 0–40
October 17at Tulsa*L 13–1411,500
October 24at West Texas StateW 26–14
October 31at Arizona StateW 27–20
November 7Texas Western
  • Parramore Field
  • Abilene, TX
W 14–13< 5,000[8]
November 14New Mexico A&M
  • Parramore Field
  • Abilene, TX
W 39–03,000[9]
November 21North Texas State* 
  • Parramore Field
  • Abilene, TX
W 14–107,000[10]
November 28at Texas TechL 12–4615,000
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Cowboy Football Media Guide" (PDF). Hardin-Simmons University. pp. 69, 75. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 28, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "1953 Hardin-Simmons Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "1953 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  4. ^ 2007 Cowboy Football Media Guide, p. 65.
  5. ^ "Cowboys Trip MW". The Arizona Daily Star. September 27, 1953. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Holden, Jack (October 3, 1953). "Pokes Favored To Nip Trinity". Abilene Reporter-News. Abilene, Texas. p. 5A. Retrieved February 6, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ Holden, Jack (October 4, 1953). "Trinity Stuns Pokes With 27-21 Upset". Abilene Reporter-News. Abilene, Texas. p. 1D. Retrieved February 6, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  8. ^ "H-S Cowboys Squeak Past Miners, 14-13". The Arizona Daily Star. November 8, 1953. p. 1B – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Harless Wade (November 15, 1953). "Pokes Set Rushing Record In 39-0 Win Over Aggies". The Abilene Reporter-News. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Pokes thrill exes, chill Eagles, 14–10". The Abilene Reporter-News. November 22, 1953. Retrieved November 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.