1953 New Mexico A&M Aggies football team

The 1953 New Mexico A&M Aggies football team was an American football team that represented New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (now known as New Mexico State University) as a member of the Border Conference during the 1953 college football season. In their first year under head coach James Patton, the Aggies compiled a 2–7 record (1–4 against conference opponents), finished sixth in the conference, and were outscored by a total of 316 to 56.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium.[3]

1953 New Mexico A&M Aggies football
ConferenceBorder Conference
Record2–7 (1–4 Border)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19at Wyoming*L 0–47
September 26Colorado College*
W 12–7
October 3at ArizonaL 7–46
October 10McMurry*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
L 12–26
October 17at Texas WesternL 0–39
October 24at Texas TechL 0–71
November 7New Mexico*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM (rivalry)
L 6–28
November 14at Hardin–Simmons
L 0–393,000[4]
November 21West Texas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 19–13
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1953 New Mexico State Aggies Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "New Mexico State Football 2018 Media Guide" (PDF). New Mexico State University. 2018. p. 72. Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  3. ^ 2018 Media Guide, p. 15.
  4. ^ 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.