1952 Purdue Boilermakers football
Big Ten co-champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 18
Record4–3–2 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
MVPEarl Heninger
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big Ten Conference 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

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at Penn State*T 20–2020,506
October 4at No. 15 Ohio StateW 21–1475,417
October 11IowaNo. 16W 41–14
October 18Notre Dame*No. 9
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN (rivalry)
L 14–2649,000
October 25at IllinoisW 40–12
November 1No. 1 Michigan State*No. 8
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 7–1449,500[4]
November 8at MinnesotaNo. 9T 14–1453,193
November 15at No. 20 MichiganNo. 10L 10–2158,964
November 22Indiana
W 21–16
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Season summary

Ohio State

Illinois

References

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on December 5, 2015. 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 22, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  4. ^ George S. Alderton (November 2, 1952). "Michigan State Stops Purcue, 14-7". Lansing State Journal. pp. 61, 65 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ 2020 Purdue Record Book. Retrieved 2020-Dec-29.
  6. ^ 2020 Purdue Record Book. Retrieved 2021-Jan-02.
  7. ^ 2020 Purdue Record Book. Retrieved 2021-Jan-02.