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1952 Stanford Indians football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1952 record5–5 (2–5 PCC)
Head coachChuck Taylor (2nd season)
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 USC 6 0 0     10 1 0
#6 UCLA 5 1 0     8 1 0
Washington 6 2 0     7 3 0
California 3 3 0     7 3 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Stanford 2 5 0     5 5 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 7 1
Idaho 1 3 0     4 4 1
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Stanford Indians football team represented Stanford University in the 1952 college football season. The team was led by head coach Chuck Taylor in his second year and played their home games at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.

After winning the conference and making it to the Rose Bowl in the previous season, the team was ranked #13 in preseason polls.[1] After winning their first four games, the team lost five of the last six games, including a 26–0 Big Game shutout—its worst loss to rival California in more than half a century—to finish well out of the conference championship.[2]

Running back Bob Mathias, who had won his second gold medal in the decathlon earlier in the summer at the 1952 Summer Olympics, was Stanford's only 1953 NFL Draft selection.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20* Santa Clara #13 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 28–13  
September 27 at #15 Washington State #13 Rogers FieldPullman, WA W 14–13  
October 4* Michigan Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 14–7  
October 11 Oregon State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 41–28  
October 18 at #10 UCLA #13 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 14–24  
October 25 Washington Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 14–27  
November 1* San Jose State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Rivalry) W 35–13  
November 8 #6 USC Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 7–54  
November 15 Oregon Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 20–21  
November 20 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA (55th Big Game) L 0–26  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Players drafted by the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Mathias Back 30 352 Washington Redskins

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ReferencesEdit

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