1952 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record5–4 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 35,000)
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 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1952 college football season. It was the first season as head coach for Murray Warmath, and also for quarterback Jackie Parker, who transferred to Mississippi State from Jones County Junior College.[1] Parker rushed for 16 touchdowns in 1952, a school record that stood until Vick Ballard broke it in 2010. Parker would win his first of two SEC "Player of the Year" honors by the Nashville Banner.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27vs. No. 6 TennesseeL 7–1420,376[2]
October 4Arkansas State*W 41–14[3]
October 11North Texas State*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 14–012,000[4]
October 18Kentucky
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 27–14
October 25at AlabamaL 19–4225,000[5]
November 1at TulaneL 21–34[6]
November 8at AuburnW 49–34
November 15at LSUW 33–14
November 29at No. 6 Ole MissL 14–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "Hall of Famer Jackie Parker dies". footballfoundation.org. 2006-11-10. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Vols edge past Maroons, 14–7, in shadow of upset". The Commercial Appeal. September 28, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Keel, Pinckney (October 5, 1952). "Bulldogs Show Power Latter Part Of Game To Take Victory". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 21. Retrieved February 9, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ "Maroons take Texas 14 to 0". The Clarion-Ledger. October 12, 1952. Retrieved November 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Bassett, Norman (October 26, 1952). "Bama batters Maroons 42–19". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. p. 8. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "Maroons fall before hard-hitting Tulane". The Clarion-Ledger. November 2, 1952. Retrieved September 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015