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1953 Rice Owls Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (8th of 110) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (9-2)

PS/G: 26.8 (5th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 9.5 (9th of 110)
SRS: 19.76 (7th of 110) ▪ SOS: 6.12 (27th of 110)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 28-6 versus Alabama

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
12 14 11 11   12   16 10 8 6

11 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 19, 1953 Sat (12) Rice (15) Florida SEC W 20 16 1 0 0 W 1
2 Oct 3, 1953 Sat (14) Rice @ Cornell Ind W 28 7 2 0 0 W 2
3 Oct 10, 1953 Sat (11) Rice Hardin-Simmons BIAA W 40 0 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 17, 1953 Sat (11) Rice @ Southern Methodist SWC L 7 12 3 1 0 L 1
5 Oct 24, 1953 Sat Rice @ Texas SWC W 18 13 4 1 0 W 1
6 Oct 31, 1953 Sat (12) Rice (19) Kentucky SEC L 13 19 4 2 0 L 1
7 Nov 7, 1953 Sat Rice Arkansas SWC W 47 0 5 2 0 W 1
8 Nov 14, 1953 Sat (16) Rice Texas A&M SWC W 34 7 6 2 0 W 2
9 Nov 21, 1953 Sat (10) Rice @ Texas Christian SWC W 19 6 7 2 0 W 3
10 Nov 28, 1953 Sat (8) Rice (17) Baylor SWC W 41 19 8 2 0 W 4
11 Jan 1, 1954 Fri (8) Rice N Alabama SEC W 28 6 9 2 0 W 5 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)