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1952 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1952 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1952 Big Ten Conference football season. The Badgers offense scored 228 points while the defense allowed 150 points.

1952 Wisconsin Badgers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
1952 record6–3–1 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coachIvy Williamson (4th season)
MVPDave Suminski
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big Nine 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

Contents

SeasonEdit

  • The Badgers tied Minnesota, and neither team claimed Paul Bunyan's Axe.
  • Wisconsin played in the 1953 Rose Bowl, the program's first bowl game appearance.
  • Wisconsin spent one week at #1 in the AP Poll for the first and only time its history (since 1936, with the inception of the AP Poll).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 27Marquette*No. 7W 42–1951,303
October 4No. 2 IllinoisNo. 8
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
W 20–652,071
October 11at Ohio StateNo. 1L 14–2380,345
October 18at IowaNo. 12W 42–1345,050
October 25No. 8 UCLA*No. 10
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
L 7–2052,131
November 1at Rice*No. 18W 21–736,000
November 8Northwestern No. 18
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
W 24–2052,131
November 15at IndianaNo. 15W 37–1422,000
November 22MinnesotaNo. 13
T 21–2152,131
January 1, 1953vs. No. 5 USC*No. 11L 0–7101,500
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Wisconsin players in the NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Draft Year Round Pick NFL club
Bob Kennedy Back 1953 6 67 Green Bay Packers
Charley Berndt Tackle 1953 10 111 Chicago Cardinals
Harland Carl Back 1953 14 161 Chicago Bears
Dave Suminski Tackle 1953 15 171 Washington Redskins
Alan Ameche Back 1955 1 3 Baltimore Colts
Jim Haluska Back 1954 34 340 Chicago Bears

ReferencesEdit