1953 Texas Western Miners football team

The 1953 Texas Western Miners football team was an American football team that represented Texas Western College (now known as University of Texas at El Paso) as a member of the Border Conference during the 1953 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach Mike Brumbelow, the team compiled an 8–2 record (4–2 against Border Conference opponents), finished third in the conference, defeated Southern Miss in the 1954 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 257 to 144.[1]

1953 Texas Western Miners football
ConferenceBorder Conference
Record8–2 (4–2 Border)
Head coach
Home stadiumKidd 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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19Sul Ross*W 26–7
September 26Texas Tech
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
L 6–277,000[2]
October 3Arizona State
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 28–277,500[3]
October 17New Mexico A&M 
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 39–0[4]
October 24North Texas State*
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 26–21[5]
October 31Midwestern State*
  • Kidd Field
  • El Paso, TX
W 27–7
November 7at Hardin–SimmonsAbilene, TXL 13–14[6]
November 14at ArizonaW 28–20[7]
November 28at West Texas StateCanyon, TXW 27–7
January 1, 1954Mississippi Southern*
W 37–1412,000[8]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1953 UTEP Miners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Joe Kelly (September 27, 1953). "Red Raiders Batter Texas Western, 27 to 6: Tech Takes Second Border League Win". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Chuck Whitlock (October 4, 1953). "Texas Western Upsets ASC Sun Devils, 28-27". The El Paso Times. pp. 1A, 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Western Mauls Aggies, 39-0". Albuquerque Journal. October 18, 1953. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "TWC edges North Texas Eagles, 26–21". The El Paso Times. October 25, 1953. Retrieved November 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "H-S Cowboys Squeak Past Miners, 14-13". The Arizona Daily Star. November 8, 1953. p. 1B – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Abe Chanin (November 15, 1953). "Shinaut Passes Miners to Win". The Arizona Daily Star. pp. 1A, 1B – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Chuck Whitlock (January 2, 1954). "Miners Down Mississippi Southern, 37-14: Hard Charging Victors Score Major Upset". The El Paso Times. pp. 1, 17 – via Newspapers.com.