1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
National champion (Berryman, Billingsley, INS, Poling, Sagarin)
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 24–7 vs. Ole Miss
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
Record12–0 (7–0 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFrank Broyles
Offensive schemeSplit-T
Defensive coordinatorRay Graves
CaptainGeorge Morris
Hal Miller
Home stadiumGrant Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Georgia Tech $ 7 0 0 12 0 0
No. 8 Tennessee 5 0 1 8 2 1
No. 7 Ole Miss 4 0 2 8 1 2
No. 9 Alabama 4 2 0 10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0 7 4 0
No. 15 Florida 3 3 0 8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 4 0 5 4 0
Tulane 3 5 0 5 5 0
No. 20 Kentucky 1 3 2 5 4 2
LSU 2 5 0 3 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 4 1 3 5 2
Auburn 0 7 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1952 NCAA football season. Led by head coach Bobby Dodd, the Yellow Jackets went undefeated including a victory in the 1953 Sugar Bowl.[1] Coach Bobby Dodd and the Yellow Jackets were awarded a split National Championship, winning the 1952 INS National Championship poll, sharing the Championship with the Michigan State Spartans.[2] The team was selected national champion by Berryman, Billingsley, INS, Poling, and Sagarin (ELO-Chess).[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 20The Citadel*No. 3W 54–622,000
September 27FloridaNo. 3
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 17–1430,939
October 4at SMU*No. 6W 20–741,000
October 11TulaneNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 14–027,913[4]
October 18AuburnNo. 4
W 33–034,689
October 25VanderbiltdaggerNo. 5
W 30–035,373
November 1at No. 6 Duke*No. 4W 28–745,000[5]
November 8Army*No. 3
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 45–640,000
November 15No. 12 AlabamaNo. 2
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
WSB-TVW 7–338,063
November 22Florida State*No. 2
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 30–025,000
November 29at GeorgiaNo. 3W 23–950,000
January 1, 1953vs. No. 7 Ole Miss*No. 2ABCW 24–780,187
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Plaque at Georgia Tech honoring their National Championship season
Plaque at Georgia Tech honoring their National Championship season

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
George Morris Center 2 21 San Francisco 49ers
Gerdes (Buck) Martin End 4 39 Chicago Cardinals
Hal Miller Tackle 5 57 San Francisco 49ers
Pete Brown Center 10 118 San Francisco 49ers
Bobby Moorhead Back 13 146 Baltimore Colts
Jeff Knox End 23 272 Philadelphia Eagles

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References

  1. ^ Clarke, Michael (September 16, 2005) Football Program Builds on Strong History. The Technique. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Information Please Database (2007) 1952 College Football Recap. infoplease. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  3. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 113. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech wins toughie". The Birmingham News. October 12, 1952. Retrieved September 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Georgia Tech Wins 21st, End Dukes Streak, 28-7". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. United Press. November 2, 1952. p. 45. Retrieved June 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  6. ^ Sports Reference 1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results. SR/College Football. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  7. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 170.
  8. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2013.