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1952 Michigan State Spartans football
National Champions
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1952 record9-0
Head coachClarence Munn
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →

The 1952 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1952 college football season. The Spartans had an undefeated season and won the National Championship.

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27, 1952 at Michigan #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 27-13   97,239
October 4, 1952* at Oregon State #1 Bell FieldCorvallis, OR W 17-14   22,595
October 11, 1952* Texas A&M #2 Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 48-6   49,123
October 18, 1952* Syracuse #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 48-7   38,254
October 25, 1952* Penn State #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 34-7   51,162
November 1, 1952 at Purdue #1 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14-7   49,500
November 8, 1952 at Indiana #1 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 41-14   22,000
November 15, 1952* Notre Dame #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 21-3   52,472
November 22, 1952* Marquette #1 Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 62-13   35,845
*Non-Conference Game.

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Rivalries

Team players drafted into in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Paul Dekker End 3 27 Washington Redskins
Dick Tamburo Centre 4 47 Cleveland Browns
Ed Timmerman Back 14 160 Washington Redskins
Jim Ellis Back 25 299 Cleveland Browns

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Awards and honors

References

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