1954 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1954 Michigan Wolverines football
1954 Michigan team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #15
1954 record 6–3 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan (7th year)
MVP Fred Baer
Captain Ted Cachey
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#9/10 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15/15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1954 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1954 college football season. The team's head coach was Bennie Oosterbaan. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 25, 1954 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 14–0   35,076
October 2, 1954 Army* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7–26   69,161
October 9, 1954 #4/5 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–13   64,283
October 16, 1954 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 7–0   32,972
October 23, 1954 #8/6 Minnesotadagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 34–0   70,740
October 30, 1954 Indiana #11/11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 9–13   49,817
November 6, 1954 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   58,777
November 13, 1954 Michigan State #NR/20 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 33–7   97,239
November 20, 1954 at #1/2 Ohio State #12/11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7–21   78,447
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Fred Baer 107 439 4.1 3
Dan Cline 97 340 3.5 3
Ed Hickey 45 169 3.8 0

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD Long
Jim Maddock 35 16 5 45.7 293 18.3 1 33
Dan Cline 43 15 4 34.9 281 18.7 3 63
Duncan McDonald 36 15 6 41.7 237 15.8 1 32

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Ron Kramer 23 303 13.2 29
Lou Baldacci 8 211 26.4 1 63
Dan Cline 6 61 10.2 0 33

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Dan Cline 8 164 20.5 0 34

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Dan Cline 13 113 8.7 0 22
Tom Hendricks 1 67 67.0 1 67
Terry Barr 4 56 14.0 0 25

Players[edit]

Team captain Ted Cachey
  • Fred Baer - started 6 games at fullback
  • Lou Baldacci - started 5 games at quarterback, 1 game at fullback
  • James Bates - started 4 games at center
  • Tony Branoff - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Ted Cachey - started 9 games at left guard
  • Daniel Cline - started 9 games at left halfback
  • Ronald Geyer - started 6 games at right tackle
  • Edward Hickey - started 1 game at right halfback
  • Dave Hill - started 2 games at fullback
  • Ron Kramer - started 9 games at left end
  • Jim Maddock - started 1 game at quarterback
  • Duncan McDonald - started 3 games at quarterback
  • Tom Maentz - started 5 games at right end
  • Ed Meads - started 9 games at right guard
  • John Morrow - started 3 games at right tackle
  • John Peckham - started 2 games at center
  • Ed Shannon - started 6 games at right halfback
  • Gene Snider - started 3 games at center
  • Art Walker - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Jerry Williams - started 4 games at right end

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Captain: Ted Cachey
  • All-Americans: Art Walker
  • All-Conference: Art Walker, Ron Kramer
  • Most Valuable Player: Fred Baer
  • Meyer Morton Award: Don Dugger

Coaching staff[edit]

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