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1952 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big 7 Champions
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1952 record8–1–1 (5–0–1 Big 7)
Head coachBud Wilkinson
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 55,647)
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Oklahoma 5 0 1     8 1 1
Missouri 5 1 0     5 5 0
Nebraska 3 2 1     5 4 1
Kansas 3 3 0     7 3 0
Colorado 2 2 2     6 2 2
Iowa State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1952 college football season. It was the 58th season of play for the Sooners. Led by head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners offense scored 407 points, while the defense allowed 141 points.

SeasonEdit

Billy Vessels was the 1952 Heisman Trophy winner.[1] Vessels was the first Oklahoma Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy, preceding Steve Owens, Sam Bradford, Jason White, and Billy Sims.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 at Colorado #4 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO T 21–21   30,569[2]
October 4* Pittsburgh #20 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 49–20   37,716[2]
October 11* vs. Texas #12 Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 49–20   75,504[2]
October 18 at #8 Kansas #6 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 42–20   37,946[2]
October 25 Kansas State #3 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 49–6   38,168[2]
November 1 at Iowa State #3 Clyde Williams StadiumAmes, IA W 41–0   9,619[2]
November 8* at #10 Notre Dame #4 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN NBC L 21–27   57,466[2]
November 15 Missouri #8 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 47–7   43,393[2]
November 22 Nebraska #5 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–13   42,489[2]
November 29 at Oklahoma A&M #4 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK W 54–7   21,408[2]
*Non-Conference Game.
[3]

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Billy VesselsHalfback1 2 Baltimore Colts

[4]

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