1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg
INS National Champions
Sugar Bowl Champions
SEC Champions
Sugar Bowl, W 24–7 vs. Ole Miss
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1952 record 12–0 (7–0 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Dodd
Home stadium Grant Field
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »
1952 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia Tech 7 0 0     12 0 0
#8 Tennessee 5 0 1     8 2 1
#7 Ole Miss 4 0 2     8 1 2
#9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
#15 Florida 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 4 0     5 4 0
Tulane 3 5 0     5 5 0
#20 Kentucky 1 3 2     5 4 2
LSU 2 5 0     3 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 5 2
Auburn 0 7 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1952 NCAA football season. Led by head coach Bobby Dodd, the Yellow Jackets went undefeated including a victory in the 1953 Sugar Bowl.[1] Coach Bobby Dodd and the Yellow Jackets were awarded a split National Championship, winning the 1952 INS National Championship poll, sharing the Championship with the Michigan State Spartans.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 The Citadel* #3 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 54–6  
September 27 Florida #3 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 17–14  
October 4 at Southern Methodist* #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 20–7  
October 11 Tulane #5 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 14–0  
October 18 Auburn #4 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 33–0  
October 25 Vanderbilt #5 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 30–0  
November 1 #6 Duke* #4 Duke StadiumDurham, NC W 28–7  
November 8 Army* #3 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 45–6  
November 10 #12 Alabama #2 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 7–3  
November 22 Florida State* #2 Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 30–0  
November 29 at Georgia #3 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 23–9  
January 1 vs. #6 Ole Miss* #3 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 24–7  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Sources.[3]


Plaque for 1952 GT Football National Championship

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
George Morris Center 2 21 San Francisco 49ers
Gerdes (Buck) Martin End 4 39 Chicago Cardinals
Hal Miller Tackle 5 57 San Francisco 49ers
Pete Brown Center 10 118 San Francisco 49ers
Bobby Moorhead Back 13 146 Baltimore Colts
Jeff Knox End 23 272 Philadelphia Eagles
  • Reference:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Michael (September 16, 2005) Football Program Builds on Strong History. The Technique. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Information Please Database (2007) 1952 College Football Recap. infoplease. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Sports Reference 1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results. SR/College Football. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013.