1952 Toronto Argonauts season

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1952 Toronto Argonauts season
Head coach Frank Clair[1]
Home field Varsity Stadium[2]
Results
Record 7–4–1
Division place 2nd, IRFU
Playoff finish Won 40th Grey Cup
Timeline
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< 1951 1953 >

The 1952 Toronto Argonauts season was the 63rd season for the team since the franchise's inception in 1873. The team finished in second place in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union with a 7–4–1 record and qualified for the playoffs for the third year in a row. The Argonauts defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats two games to one in the IRFU Finals before winning the Eastern Final over the Sarnia Imperials. In the first ever Grey Cup between the current incarnation of the Edmonton Eskimos franchise, Toronto won their 10th Grey Cup championship by a score of 21-11. It was their second Grey Cup win in three years and their fifth championship in the previous eight years.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Record
A Aug 16 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Varsity Stadium L 11–7 0–1
B Aug 24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Civic Stadium L 14–8 0–2

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Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 9 2 1 268 162 19
Toronto Argonauts 12 7 4 1 265 191 15
Ottawa Rough Riders 12 5 7 0 200 238 10
Montreal Alouettes 12 2 10 0 136 278 4

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Final Score Record
1 Sept 1 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 33–13 1–0–0
2 Sept 6 Montreal Alouettes Varsity Stadium W 43–0 2–0–0
3 Sept 13 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium W 24–19 3–0–0
4 Sept 20 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Varsity Stadium T 13–13 3–0–1
5 Sept 28 @ Montreal Alouettes Delorimier Stadium W 12–6 4–0–1
6 Oct 4 @ Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park L 25–21 4–1–1
7 Oct 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Varsity Stadium L 27–18 4–2–1
7 Oct 13 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium L 25–16 4–3–1
8 Oct 18 @ Ottawa Rough Riders Lansdowne Park W 25–6 5–3–1
9 Oct 25 Ottawa Rough Riders Varsity Stadium W 20–14 6–3–1
10 Nov 2 @ Montreal Alouettes Delorimier Stadium W 29–18 7–3–1
11 Nov 8 Montreal Alouettes Varsity Stadium L 25–11 7–4–1

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Postseason[edit]

Game Date Opponent Location Final Score
IRFU Final Game 1 Nov 15 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 22–6
IRFU Final Game 2 Nov 19 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Varsity Stadium L 27–11
IRFU Final Game 3 Nov 22 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 12–7
Eastern Final Nov 26 Sarnia Imperials Varsity Stadium W 34–15
Grey Cup Nov 29 Edmonton Eskimos Varsity Stadium W 21–11

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Grey Cup[edit]

November 29 @ Varsity Stadium (Attendance: 27,391)[5]

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Edmonton Eskimos 5 0 6 0 11
Toronto Argonauts 0 15 0 6 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Coaching". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Stadium History". Toronto Argonauts. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ a b c "1952 Toronto Argonauts". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ "1952 Regular Season Standings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  5. ^ http://cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1952