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1952 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1952 record2-6-1 (2–5 Big 10)
Head coachBob Voigts (6th season)
MVPChuck Ilren
CaptainTom Roche[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium (Capacity: 52,000)
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 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1952 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Bob Voigts, the Wildcats compiled a 2-6-1 record (2–5 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 252 to 166.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 26, 1952at No. 16 USC*L 0-3159,756
October 4, 1952Vanderbilt*T 20-2035,000
October 11, 1952at MinnesotaL 26-2746,732
October 18, 1952Michigan
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 14-4840,000
October 25, 1952Indiana
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 23-1330,000
November 1, 1952Ohio State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 21-2435,000
November 8, 1952at No. 18 WisconsinL 20-2452,131
November 15, 1952Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 14-3940,000
November 22, 1952at IllinoisW 28-2641,214
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game


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