1952 Purdue Boilermakers football team
|1952 Purdue Boilermakers football|
Big Ten co-champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1952 record||4–3–2 (4–1–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Stu Holcomb (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Ross–Ade Stadium|
|1952 Big Nine football standings|
|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|
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.
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.
|September 27||at Penn State*||New Beaver Field • University Park, PA||T 20–20|
|October 4||at No. 15 Ohio State||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH||W 21–14|
|October 11||Iowa||No. 16||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN||W 41–14|
|October 18||Notre Dame*||No. 9||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Rivalry)||L 14–26|
|October 25||at Illinois||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon)||W 40–12|
|November 1||No. 1 Michigan State*||No. 8||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN||L 7–14|
|November 8||at Minnesota||No. 9||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||T 14–14|
|November 15||at No. 20 Michigan||No. 10||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||L 10–21|
|November 22||Indiana||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket)||W 21–16|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
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- "1952 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
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