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1952 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1952 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 0–7 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Coaches #10
AP #11
1952 record 6–3–1 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Ivy Williamson (4th year)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium

The 1952 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1952 college football season. The Badgers offense scored 228 points while the defense allowed 150 points.


  • The Badgers tied Minnesota, and neither team claimed Paul Bunyan's Axe.
  • Wisconsin played in the 1953 Rose Bowl, the program's first Rose Bowl appearance.
  • Wisconsin spent one week at #1 in the AP Poll for the first and only time its history (since 1936, with the inception of the AP Poll).


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 Marquette* #7 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 42–19   51,303
October 4 #2 Illinois #8 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 20–6   52,071
October 11 at Ohio State #1 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14–23   80,345
October 18 at Iowa #12 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 42–13   45,050
October 25 #8 UCLA* #10 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI L 7–20   52,131
November 1 at Rice* #18 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 21–7   36,000
November 8 Northwestern #18 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 24–20   52,131
November 15 at Indiana #15 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 37–14   22,000
November 22 Minnesota #13 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) T 21–21   52,131
January 1 vs. #5 USC* #11 Rose Bowl StadiumPasadena, CA (1953 Rose Bowl) L 0–7   101,500
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Draft Year Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Kennedy Back 1953 6 67 Green Bay Packers
Charley Berndt Tackle 1953 10 111 Chicago Cardinals
Harland Carl Back 1953 14 161 Chicago Bears
Dave Suminski Tackle 1953 15 171 Washington Redskins
Alan Ameche Back 1955 1 3 Baltimore Colts


External links

  • Wisconsin Badgers Index at
  • 1953 NFL Draft at
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