|1952 Iowa State Cyclones football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1952 record||3–6 (1–5 Big 7)|
|Head coach||Abe Stuber (6th season)|
|Captain||Carl Brettschneider, Bill Byrus|
|Home stadium||Clyde Williams Field|
|1952 Big 7 football standings|
|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. 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. Carl Brettschneider and Bill Byrus were the team captains.
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. No Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players.
|September 20||South Dakota State*||W 57–19|
|September 27||at No. 5 Illinois*||L 7–33|
|October 4||at Nebraska||L 0–16|
|October 11||No. 9 Kansas||L 0–43|
|October 18||Colorado||L 12–21|
|October 25||at Missouri||L 0–19|
|November 1||No. 3 Oklahoma||L 0–41|
|November 8||Drake*||W 55–7|
|November 22||at Kansas State||W 27–0|
- "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.
- "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.
- 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
- 2017 Fact Book, pp. 74-75.