|1952 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1952 record||4-3-2 (3-1-2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Wes Fesler|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1952 Big Ten football standings|
|#11/10 Wisconsin §||4||–||1||–||1||6||–||3||–||1|
|#18/12 Purdue §||4||–||1||–||1||4||–||3||–||2|
|#17/15 Ohio State||5||–||2||–||0||6||–||3||–||0|
|§ – Conference co-champions |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1952 season was the Golden Gophers' second under head coach Wes Fesler. The Golden Gophers won four games, lost three and tied two. Total attendance for the season was 270,292, which averaged to 54,058. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.
Halfback Paul Giel was named an All-American by the Associated Press, FWAA and Look Magazine. Giel received Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded to the most valuable player of the Big Ten. Giel, running back Bob MacNamara and guard Percy Zachary were named All-Big Ten first team. Giel finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy.
Paul Giel was awarded the Team MVP Award.
|09/27/1952*||at Washington||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||L 13-19||49,000|
|10/04/1952*||California||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 13-49||55,204|
|10/11/1952||Northwestern||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 27-26||46,732|
|10/18/1952||Illinois||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 13-7||54,787|
|10/25/1952||at #19 Michigan||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||L 0-21||70,858|
|11/01/1952||Iowa||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 17-7||60,376|
|10/08/1952||Purdue||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||T 14-14||53,193|
|11/15/1952*||at Nebraska||Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE||W 13-7||40,000|
|11/22/1952||at #13 Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||T 21-21||52,131|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
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