|1952 Iowa Hawkeyes football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1952 record||2–7 (2–5 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Forest Evashevski (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Iowa Stadium|
|1952 Big Ten Conference football standings|
|No. 11 Wisconsin +||4||–||1||–||1||6||–||3||–||1|
|No. 18 Purdue +||4||–||1||–||1||4||–||3||–||2|
|No. 17 Ohio State||5||–||2||–||0||6||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 27||at Pittsburgh*||L 14–26|
|October 4||at Indiana||L 13–20|
|October 11||at No. 16 Purdue||L 14–41|
|October 18||No. 12 Wisconsin||L 13–42|
|October 25||No. 14 Ohio State||W 8–0|
|November 1||at Minnesota||L 7–17|
|November 8||Illinois||L 13–33|
|November 15||at Northwestern||W 39–14|
|November 22||No. 9 Notre Dame*||L 0–27|
Following the loss to Illinois, which was full of penalties and a couple of ejections for fighting, Iowa students began to throw fruit, cans, and bottles at the officials and Illinois' team as they left the field. One Iowa student was also punched by an Illinois player in the melee. Iowa and Illinois were not scheduled to play in 1953 and 1954, but their athletic directors decided to expand that timeline to 1958 in order to allow for a "cooling-off" period. That time frame was eventually extended until 1967, which created a 14-season gap in the series between the conference schools.
- Dochterman, Scott (June 11, 2011). "Special report: How pass interference, a jawbreaker and tossed apples nearly canned the Iowa-Illinois football rivalry". The Gazette. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
- http://www.winsipedia.com/games/illinois/vs/iowa Illinois vs. Iowa All-Time. Winsipedia.
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