1953 New Mexico Lobos football team

The 1953 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Skyline Conference during the 1953 college football season. In their first season under head coach Bob Titchenal, the Lobos compiled a 5–3–1 record (3–2–1 against Skyline opponents), finished fourth in the conference, and outscored all opponents by a total of 154 to 103.[1][2]

1953 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
Record5–3–1 (3–2–1 Skyline)
Head coach
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
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

New Mexico center Larry White was selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a first-team player on the 1953 All-Skyline Conference football team. Three other New Mexico players received second-team honors: end Ray Guerette, guard Ralph Matteuchi, and tailback Bobby Lee.[3] Lee ranked third in the Skyline Conference with 624 rushing yards on 110 carries (5.7 yards per carry).[4]

Bob Titchenal, who had previously been an assistant coach for Denver, was selected by the AP as the Skyline Conference coach of the year.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at Utah StateL 0–69,000[5]
October 3BYUT 12–126,500[6]
October 10at Arizona*L 0–2016,000[7]
October 17San Diego State*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 41–128,000[8]
October 24at MontanaW 41–135,000[9]
October 31Denver 
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 20–1812,500[10]
November 7at New Mexico A&M*
W 28–6[11]
November 14Wyoming
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 9–713,000[12]
November 21at Colorado A&ML 3–9[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1953 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. Retrieved October 30, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "1953 All-Skyline Conference Team". Albuquerque Journal. November 24, 1953. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Utah State's Lindley Tops Skyline Scorers". Albuquerque Journal. November 25, 1953. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Utags Blank Lobos, 6-0, In Opener: Aggies Convert Intercepted Pass Into Touchdown". Albuquerque Journal. September 27, 1953. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ J.D. Kailer (October 4, 1953). "Lobos, BYU Battle to 12-12 Skyline Deadlock". Albuquerque Journal. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Abe Chanin (October 11, 1953). "U.A. Cats Whitewash N. Mex. Lobos 20-0". The Arizona Daily Star. pp. 1A, 1B – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ J.D. Kailer (October 18, 1953). "Lobos Pulverize San Diego Aztecs for 41-12 Win". Albuquerque Journal. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Lee Leads Lobos to 41-13 Win Over Montana: Speedy Tailback Scores Four TDs". Albuquerque Journal. October 25, 1953. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ J.D. Kailer (November 1, 1953). "Lobos Survive Denver Rally to Win, 20-18". Albuquerque Journal. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ J.D. Kailer (November 8, 1953). "Lobos Spoil Aggie Homecoming With 28-6 Win: Rivals Hold UNM Back Until 14-Point 3rd Canto". Albuquerque Journal. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ J.D. Kailer (November 15, 1953). "Lobos Mighty Defense Upsets Wyoming, 9-7". Albuquerque Journal. p. 27 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ J.D. Kailer (November 22, 1953). "Colorado A&M Upsets New Mexico Lobos, 9-3: Aggies TD in Fourth Breaks Up 3-3 Tie". Albuquerque Journal. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.