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1952 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1952 record3–6 (1–5 Big 7)
Head coachAbe Stuber (6th season)
CaptainCarl Brettschneider, Bill Byrus
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma 5 0 1     8 1 1
Missouri 5 1 0     5 5 0
Nebraska 3 2 1     5 4 1
Kansas 3 3 0     7 3 0
Colorado 2 2 2     6 2 2
Iowa State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (later renamed Iowa State University) in the Big Seven Conference during the 1952 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Abe Stuber, the Cyclones compiled a 3–6 record (1–5 against conference opponents), finished in sixth place in the conference, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 199 to 158.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Barney Alleman, left tackle Jack Lessin, left guard Gean Kowalski, center Rollie Arns, right guard Carl Brettschneider, right tackle Bob Matheson, right end Bob Rohwedder, quarterback Rich Mann, left halfback Dick Cherpinsky, right halfback Emory Eichorn, and fullback Max Burkett.[2] Carl Brettschneider and Bill Byrus were the team captains.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dick Cherpinsky with 278 rushing yards, Rich Mann with 389 passing yards, Bob Rohwedder with 167 receiving yards, and Stan Cozzi with 24 points (four touchdowns) each.[3] No Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20South Dakota State*W 57–19
September 27at No. 5 Illinois*L 7–33
October 4at NebraskaL 0–16
October 11No. 9 Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–43
October 18Colorado
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 12–21
October 25at MissouriL 0–19
November 1No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 0–41
November 8Drake*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 55–7
November 22at Kansas StateW 27–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1952 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1952-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 145. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 74-75.
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