1952 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1952 Michigan State Spartans football
National Champions
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1952 record 9–0
Head coach Clarence Munn
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »

The 1952 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1952 college football season. The Spartans were led by head coach Clarence Munn, had a perfect undefeated season and were recognized as the National Champions by most major polling organizations including the AP Poll and Coaches' Poll.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Michigan #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) W 27–13   97,239
October 4 at Oregon State* #1 Bell FieldCorvallis, OR W 17–14   22,595
October 11 Texas A&M* #2 Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 48–6   49,123
October 18 Syracuse* #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 48–7   38,254
October 25 Penn State* #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Rivalry) W 34–7   51,162
November 1 at Purdue #1 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–7   49,500
November 8 at Indiana #1 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Rivalry) W 41–14   22,000
November 15 Notre Dame* #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Rivalry) W 21–3   52,472
November 22 Marquette* #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 62–13   35,845
*Non-conference game.
Schedule Source:[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Paul Dekker End 3 27 Washington Redskins
Dick Tamburo Center 4 47 Cleveland Browns
Ed Timmerman Back 14 160 Washington Redskins
Jim Ellis Back 25 299 Cleveland Browns
  • Reference:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 72. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Football Statistics Summary for 1952". msuspartans.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013.