1952 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1952 Purdue Boilermakers football
Big Ten co-champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 18
1952 record4–3–2 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coachStu Holcomb (6th season)
MVPEarl Heninger
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 Wisconsin + 4 1 1     6 3 1
No. 18 Purdue + 4 1 1     4 3 2
No. 17 Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Michigan 4 2 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 3 1 2     4 3 2
Illinois 2 5 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     2 6 1
Iowa 2 5 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1952 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth season under head coach Stu Holcomb, the Boilermakers compiled a 4–3–2 record, finished in a tie with Wisconsin for first place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–1–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 188 to 151.[1][2]

Notable players on the 1952 Purdue team included quarterback Dale Samuels, end Bernie Flowers, center Walter Cudzik, and tackle Fred Preziosio. Flowers was selected as a consensus first-team end on the 1952 College Football All-America Team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 27at Penn State*T 20–20
October 4at No. 15 Ohio StateW 21–14
October 11IowaNo. 16W 41–14
October 18Notre Dame*No. 9
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN (rivalry)
L 14–26
October 25at IllinoisW 40–12
November 1No. 1 Michigan State*No. 8
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 7–14
November 8at MinnesotaNo. 9T 14–14
November 15at No. 20 MichiganNo. 10L 10–21
November 22Indiana
W 21–16
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "1952 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.