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1952 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1952 record3–7 (2–2 MVC)
Head coachJennings B. Whitworth (3rd season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#19 Houston 3 0 0     8 2 0
Tulsa 3 1 0     8 2 1
Oklahoma A&M 2 2 0     3 7 0
Detroit 1 3 0     2 7 0
Wichita State 0 3 0     3 6 1
Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 1952 Oklahoma A&M Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (later renamed Oklahoma State University–Stillwater) in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1952 college football season. In their third season under head coach Jennings B. Whitworth, the Cowboys compiled a 3–7 record (2–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 178 to 146.[1][2]

On offense, the 1952 team averaged 14.6 points scored, 130.9 rushing yards, and 100.3 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 17.8 points scored, 171.8 rushing yards and 122.6 passing yards per game.[4] The team's statistical leaders included Ron Bennett with 393 rushing yards, Don Babers with 493 passing yards, and John Weigle with 314 receiving yards.[5]

Center F. A. Dry and tackle Lew Zeigler received first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[7]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20at ArkansasL 20–22
September 27Texas A&ML 7–14
October 4HoustonL 7–10
October 11at Wichita StateW 35–21
October 18Missouridagger
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 14–7
October 25Detroit
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 21–6
November 1at TulsaL 21–23
November 15at KansasL 7–21
November 22Washington State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 7–9
November 29Oklahoma
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 7–54
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1952 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1952-schedule.html. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 172. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  7. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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