1952 Clemson Tigers football team

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1952 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1952 record 2–6–1 (* SoCon)
Head coach Frank Howard (13th year)
Captain George Rodgers
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Duke $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Wake Forest 5 1 0     5 4 1
West Virginia 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     4 5 0
George Washington 4 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 4 4 0     5 6 0
Furman 2 2 1     6 3 1
Washington and Lee 3 4 0     3 7 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     5 5 0
North Carolina 1 2 0     2 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 1     3 5 1
Davidson 1 6 0     2 7 0
Clemson 0 1 0     2 6 1
Richmond 0 6 0     1 9 0
Maryland         7 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † League sanctions prevented Maryland from conference participation
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson College during the 1952 college football season. After playing in the 1950 Orange Bowl and the 1952 Gator Bowl, in spite of the Southern Conference's ban on postseason play, Clemson was declared ineligible the conference championship. In part due to the ban, Clemson and six other schools left the Southern Conference to form the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 1953.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20* Presbyterian Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 53–13
September 27* Villanova Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC L 7–14
October 4 at #3 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 0–28
October 11* at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 13–54
October 23 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–6
October 31* at Boston College Braves FieldBoston, MA (Rivalry) W 13–0
November 8* at Fordham Coffey FieldBronx, NY T 12–12
November 15* at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 14–27
November 22* at Auburn Auburn StadiumAuburn, AL (Rivalry) L 0–3
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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