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1953 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 50-37-4, .571 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.76 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 11.73 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Illinois and Michigan State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan State and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin)

31 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 26, 1953 Sat (2) Michigan State 21 @ Iowa 7
2 Sep 26, 1953 Sat (7) Ohio State 36 Indiana 12
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
3 Oct 3, 1953 Sat (2) Michigan State 21 @ Minnesota 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Oct 10, 1953 Sat Illinois 41 @ (3) Ohio State 20
5 Oct 10, 1953 Sat (5) Michigan 14 Iowa 13
6 Oct 10, 1953 Sat Minnesota 30 @ (18) Northwestern 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Oct 17, 1953 Sat (9) Illinois 27 Minnesota 7
8 Oct 17, 1953 Sat (5) Michigan 20 Northwestern 12
9 Oct 17, 1953 Sat (2) Michigan State 47 Indiana 18
10 Oct 17, 1953 Sat Wisconsin 28 @ Purdue 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Oct 24, 1953 Sat Iowa 19 Indiana 13
12 Oct 24, 1953 Sat Minnesota 22 (5) Michigan 0
13 Oct 24, 1953 Sat Ohio State 20 @ Wisconsin 19
14 Oct 24, 1953 Sat Purdue 6 (2) Michigan State 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Oct 31, 1953 Sat (4) Illinois 21 Purdue 0
16 Oct 31, 1953 Sat Ohio State 27 Northwestern 13
17 Oct 31, 1953 Sat Wisconsin 10 Iowa 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
18 Nov 7, 1953 Sat (4) Illinois 19 (17) Michigan 3
19 Nov 7, 1953 Sat Iowa 26 @ Purdue 0
20 Nov 7, 1953 Sat (5) Michigan State 28 @ (16) Ohio State 13
21 Nov 7, 1953 Sat (13) Minnesota 28 Indiana 20
22 Nov 7, 1953 Sat Wisconsin 34 @ Northwestern 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
23 Nov 14, 1953 Sat Indiana 14 Northwestern 6
24 Nov 14, 1953 Sat Iowa 27 (15) Minnesota 0
25 Nov 14, 1953 Sat (4) Michigan State 14 Michigan 6
26 Nov 14, 1953 Sat Ohio State 21 Purdue 6
27 Nov 14, 1953 Sat Wisconsin 34 (3) Illinois 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
28 Nov 21, 1953 Sat (7) Illinois 39 @ Northwestern 14
29 Nov 21, 1953 Sat Michigan 20 Ohio State 0
30 Nov 21, 1953 Sat Purdue 30 @ Indiana 0
31 Nov 21, 1953 Sat (8) Wisconsin 21 Minnesota 21