1926 Michigan Wolverines football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1926 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten Co-Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1926 record 7–1 (5–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Fielding H. Yost (25th year)
MVP Benny Friedman
Captain Benny Friedman
Home stadium Ferry Field
Seasons
« 1925 1927 »
1926 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Michigan § 5 0 0     7 1 0
#10 Northwestern § 5 0 0     7 1 0
#7 Ohio State 3 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 2 1 1     5 2 1
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 2 1
#10 Illinois 2 2 0     6 2 0
Minnesota 2 2 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 5 0     3 5 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1926 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the college football season of 1926. The team's head football coach was Fielding H. Yost in his last season as head coach after 26 years at the institution (25 as head coach). The 1926 team compiled a record of 7–1 and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2, 1926 Oklahoma A&M* Ferry FieldAnn Arbor, MI W 42–3   18,000
October 9, 1926 Michigan State* Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 55–3   33,000
October 16, 1926 Minnesota Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–0   48,000
October 23, 1926 Illinoisdagger Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 13–0   48,000
October 30, 1926 at Navy* Baltimore StadiumBaltimore, MD L 0–10   80,000
November 6, 1926 Wisconsin Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 37–0   48,000
November 13, 1926 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 17–16   90,411
November 20, 1926 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7–6   55,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Varsity letter winners[edit]

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1926 football team:[1]

aMa letter winners[edit]

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1926 football team:[1]

  • Dudley G. Black – fullback
  • Frank A. Harrigan – halfback
  • Maxwell E. Nickerson – tackle
  • Marshall Boden – end
  • Frank E. Meese – tackle
  • Otto Pommerening, Ann Arbor, Michigan – started 1 game at left tackle
  • Raymond A. Cragin – center
  • George A. Nicholson, Jr. – center

Awards and honors[edit]

  • All-Americans: Benny Friedman, Bennie Oosterbaan
  • All-Conference: Bennie Oosterbaan, Benny Friedman, William Flora
  • Most Valuable Player: Benny Friedman
  • Meyer Morton Award: George Rich

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1927 Michiganesian, "Varsity Football Team," page 214.

External links[edit]