|1952 Michigan State Spartans football|
Consensus national champion
|Head coach||Biggie Munn (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Macklin Stadium |
The 1952 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1952 college football season. The Spartans were led by head coach Clarence "Biggie" Munn and recorded a perfect 9–0. The team was selected national champion by AP, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, NCF, Sagarin, UPI/coaches, and Williamson,:113 marking the school's first Consensus National Championship.:120 Five additional major selectors chose Georgia Tech as national champion. This was Michigan State's last year as an Independent, as MSU would join the Big Ten the following year.
|September 27||at Michigan||No. 1||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy)||W 27–13||97,239|
|October 4||at Oregon State||No. 1||Bell Field • Corvallis, OR||W 17–14||22,595|
|October 11||Texas A&M||No. 2||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 48–6||49,123|
|October 18||Syracuse||No. 1||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 48–7||38,254|
|October 25||Penn State||No. 1||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Rivalry)||W 34–7||51,162|
|November 1||at Purdue||No. 1||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN||W 14–7||49,500|
|November 8||at Indiana||No. 1||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN (Rivalry)||W 41–14||22,000|
|November 15||Notre Dame||No. 1||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Rivalry)||W 21–3||52,472|
|November 22||Marquette||No. 1||Macklin Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 62–13||35,845|
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|1952 Michigan State Spartans football team roster|
Team players drafted into the NFL
|Paul Dekker||End||3||27||Washington Redskins|
|Dick Tamburo||Center||4||47||Cleveland Browns|
|Ed Timmerman||Back||14||160||Washington Redskins|
|Jim Ellis||Back||25||299||Cleveland Browns|
- "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 154. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- "1952 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
- "Football Statistics Summary for 1952". msuspartans.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
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