WIFU SEMI-FINAL (Edmonton wins series, 42-38)
Sat Oct 25 - CALGARY 31, Edmonton 12 - The Stampeders rolled to an easy first-game win, but lost their big ground gainer, Johnny Bright, at the start of the final quarter. He suffered broken ribs on a short pass play.
Mon Oct 27 - EDMONTON 30, Calgary 7 (16000) - Eskimos QB Claude Arnold passed for 319 yards, with Rollin Prather catching 14 passes for 257 yards. Mike King scored the series-winning TD with 2:30 to go.
WIFU FINALS (Edmonton wins series, 52-51)
Sat Nov 1 - Winnipeg 28, EDMONTON 12 (16000) - Bombers FB Ralph McAllister scored two majors, while Tommy Ford picked up the other by bulling his way over after taking a short pass from Jack Jacobs.
Sat Nov 8 - Edmonton 18, WINNIPEG 12 (9600) - Bill Snyder scored 13 points for the Eskimos, with a TD, two FGs, and two singles. Mike King scored the other major for Edmonton, which trailed 40-30 in the series.
Tues Nov 11 - Edmonton 22, WINNIPEG 11 (9600) - For the first time since 1922, an Edmonton team will play in the Grey Cup, as the Eskimos won the series thanks to three TD passes from Claude Arnold.
IRFU FINALS (Toronto wins series, 45-40)
Sat Nov 15 - Toronto 22, HAMILTON 6 (17312) - After a 6-6 tie, Toronto scored 10 points in the third to take the series lead. Nobby Wirkowski passed for 254 yards, while Ti-Cat QB Bill Mackrides was held to 113.
Wed Nov 19 - Hamilton 27, TORONTO 11 (25099) - In the rain and semi-darkness, the Tiger-Cats tied the series at 33 apiece, and forced a third game. A late TD pass from Bill Mackrides, his fourth of the game, forced the tie.
Sat Nov 22 - Toronto 12, HAMILTON 7 (27242) - The Argos, trailing by a point with five minutes to go, won the Big Four title on a TD pass from Nobby Wirkowski to Rod Smith in a game marked by no penalties.
ORFU FINALS (Sarnia wins series, 65-19)
Sat Nov 9 - Sarnia 41, TORONTO 12
Sat Nov 15 - Sarnia 24, Toronto 7 - Sarnia won their 16th ORFU title, and second straight.
Wed Nov 26 - TORONTO 34, Sarnia (ORFU) 15 (8900) - The Argonauts had no trouble with the Imperials after striking for two early TDs. QB Nobby Wirkowski threw three TD passes in the romp.
1952 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, November 29 at Toronto - 27,391)
TORONTO ARGONAUTS (10-5-1) 21, EDMONTON ESKIMOS (12-8-1) 11 - The Toronto Argonauts broke from recent tradition and faced the Edmonton Eskimos in the annual classic. Although the Argos would hold on to win the game and their 10th Grey Cup championship, it was the passing of the torch as the Eskimos would end the decade with three titles of their own. An Argo would not sip from the silver mug again until 1983. The Eskimos took a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. Rod Pantages hauled in a short pass and ran 73 yards before he fumbled the ball out of touch on the Argonauts one-yard line. This moved the Eskimos back to the Toronto 10, but two plays later, Normie Kwong scored his first of two majors on the day. Doug Pyzer, playing in just his second game in a month due to a knee injury, responded with a 75-yard run to help set up the tying score. Nobby Wirkowski sneaked across from the Edmonton one-yard line to knot things up at 5-5. Toronto’s Red Ettinger booted a field goal to put the Argos up for good. Before the end of the second quarter, Billy Bass scored to put the Argonauts up 15-5. The Eskimos drew within four points in the third quarter. A goal line stand held the Argonauts on the Edmonton two-yard line. A fake kick from behind their own goal line allowed Jim Chambers to race to the Edmonton 35. Rollin Prather and Rollie Miles carried the Eskimos to the Toronto eight-yard line before Kwong reached the end zone for his second touchdown. With six minutes to go and trailing 15-11, the Eskimos began from the Toronto 54 and marched their way towards the end zone. Miles carried for 14 yards, Pantages for 11 and Miles again for 13. With the Eskimos deep in Toronto territory, Claude Arnold couldn’t find an open receiver on a pass attempt and threw to the ground, which was ruled a fumble in the early 1950s. Toronto’s Ed Soergel intercepted a pass at the Edmonton 36, setting up Toronto’s final touchdown. Zeke O’Connor made a finger tip catch on a pass from Wirkowski, and with no Edmonton defender within reach, ran for the easy score. It was Frank Filchock’s last game as Edmonton’s head coach as he was fired shortly after the final.