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1952 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1952 record4-3-2 (3-1-2 Big Ten)
Head coachWes Fesler
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#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
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 / 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.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/27/1952* at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 13-19   49,000
10/04/1952* California Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, 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 StadiumAnn 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 StadiumLincoln, NE W 13-7   40,000
11/22/1952 at #13 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI T 21-21   52,131
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


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