1952 New Mexico Lobos football team

The 1952 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Skyline Conference during the 1952 college football season. In their third and final season under head coach Dudley DeGroot, the Lobos compiled a 7–2 record (5–1 against Skyline opponents), and outscored all opponents by a total of 119 to 46.[1][2]

1952 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
Record7–2 (5–1 Skyline)
Head coach
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Utah $ 5 0 0 6 3 1
New Mexico 5 1 0 7 2 0
Colorado A&M 5 2 0 6 4 0
Wyoming 4 3 0 5 4 0
BYU 3 4 0 4 6 0
Utah State 3 4 0 3 7 1
Montana 1 5 0 2 7 1
Denver 0 7 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

On defense, the team shut out five opponents and allowed an average of 5.1 points per game, ranking as "the least-scored-on major college team in the nation."[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at BYUProvo, UTL 10–14
October 4New Mexico A&M*W 23–08,500[4]
October 18at WyomingW 7–0
October 25at Texas Western*W 14–13
November 1Arizona* 
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
L 7–1312,000[5]
November 8at DenverW 15–0
November 15Colorado A&M
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 3–0
November 22Montana
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 12–610,000[6]
December 6Utah State
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 28–010,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1952 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. Retrieved October 8, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Howard Peterson (December 7, 1952). "New Mexico Crushes Utah State, 28-0, in Finale: Win Assures Second Place, Sets National Defense Mark". Albuquerque Journal. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Lobos Erupt In Second Half to Down Aggies, 23-0: Koskovich, Prokopiak Spark New Mexico Win". Albuquerque Journal. October 5, 1952. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Record Crowds For Homecoming See Lobos Lose". Albuquerque Journal. November 2, 1952. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ J.D. Kailer (November 23, 1952). "Lobos Squeak Past Montana for 12-6 Victory: White, Cox Score TD's in Dull Tilt Before 10,000". Albuquerque Journal. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.