1952 Michigan State Spartans football team
The 1952 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1952 college football season. The Spartans were led by head coach Clarence "Biggie" Munn and recorded a perfect 9–0. The team was selected national champion by AP, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, NCF, Sagarin, UPI/coaches, and Williamson,:113 marking the school's first Consensus National Championship.:120 Five additional major selectors chose Georgia Tech as national champion. This was Michigan State's last year as an Independent, as MSU would join the Big Ten the following year.
|1952 Michigan State Spartans football|
Consensus national champion
|Head coach||Biggie Munn (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Macklin Stadium |
|September 27||at Michigan||No. 1||W 27–13||97,239|
|October 4||at Oregon State||No. 1||W 17–14||22,595|
|October 11||Texas A&M||No. 2||W 48–6||49,123|
|October 18||Syracuse||No. 1||W 48–7||38,254|
|October 25||Penn State||No. 1||W 34–7||51,162|
|November 1||at Purdue||No. 1||W 14–7||49,500|
|November 8||at Indiana||No. 1||W 41–14||22,000|
|November 15||Notre Dame||No. 1||W 21–3||52,472|
|November 22||Marquette||No. 1||W 62–13||35,845|
- Schedule Source:
|1952 Michigan State Spartans football team roster|
Team players drafted into the NFLEdit
|Paul Dekker||End||3||27||Washington Redskins|
|Dick Tamburo||Center||4||47||Cleveland Browns|
|Ed Timmerman||Back||14||160||Washington Redskins|
|Jim Ellis||Back||25||299||Cleveland Browns|
- "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 154. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1952 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
- "Football Statistics Summary for 1952". msuspartans.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
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