1952 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1952 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Conference Big Seven Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1952 record 8–1–1 (5–0–1 Big 7)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma $ 5 0 1     8 1 1
Missouri 5 1 0     5 5 0
Nebraska 3 2 1     5 4 1
Kansas 3 3 0     7 3 0
Colorado 2 2 2     6 2 2
Iowa State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1952 college football season. It was the 58th season of play for the Sooners. Led by head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners offense scored 407 points, while the defense allowed only 141.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 at Colorado No. 4 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado T 21–21   30,569[1]
October 4 Pittsburgh* No. 20 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 49–20   37,716[1]
October 11 vs. Texas* No. 12 Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Showdown) W 49–20   75,504[1]
October 18 at No. 8 Kansas No. 6 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 42–20   37,946[1]
October 25 Kansas State No. 3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 49–6   38,168[1]
November 1 at Iowa State No. 3 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, Iowa W 41–0   9,619[1]
November 8 at No. 10 Notre Dame* No. 4 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana NBC L 21–27   57,466[1]
November 15 Missouri No. 8 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Peace Pipe) W 47–7   43,393[1]
November 22 Nebraska No. 5 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) W 34–13   42,489[1]
November 29 at Oklahoma A&M* No. 4 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam) W 54–7   21,408[1]
*Non-conference game.

Awards and honors[edit]

1953 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Billy Vessels Halfback 1 2 Baltimore Colts

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