1958 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1958 Michigan Wolverines football
1958 Michigan football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1958 record 2–6–1 (1–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan (11th year)
MVP Bob Ptacek
Captain John Herrnstein
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »
1958 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Iowa 5 1 0     8 1 1
#7/6 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
#8/7 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
#13/11 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
#NR/17 Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1958 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1958 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 27, 1958 USC* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–19   76,603
October 4, 1958 at #4/2 Michigan State #16/15 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI T 12–12   75,071
October 11, 1958 #12/13 Navy* #14/12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 14–20   80,756
October 18, 1958 at #17/19 Northwestern #19/19 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 24–55   34,852
October 25, 1958 Minnesotadagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–19   72,591
November 1, 1958 #2/1 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 14–37   68,918
November 8, 1958 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 8–21   58,608
November 15, 1958 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 6–8   47,590
November 22, 1958 at #11/9 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14–20   79,771
*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
Darrell Harper 55 309 5.6 2
Brad Myers 82 202 2.5 3
Fred Julian 45 180 4.0 0

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD Long
Bob Ptacek 115 65 9 56.5 760 11.7 3 37
Stan Noskin 29 13 1 44.8 204 15.7 1 33
Darrell Harper 14 8 0 57.1 131 16.4 0 56

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Gary Prahst 22 313 14.2 2 37
Brad Myers 17 169 9.9 0 35
Darrell Harper 13 137 10.5 1 36

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Brad Myers 8 173 21.6 0 29
Bob Ptacek 6 134 22.3 0 41
Fred Julian 5 88 17.6 0 25

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Bob Ptacek 8 73 9.1 0 19
Brad Myers 7 63 9.0 0 20
Darrell Harper 5 33 6.6 0 15

Players[edit]

  • Jared Bushong - started 1 game at right tackle
  • Alex Callahan - started 9 games at left guard
  • Donald R. Deskins - started 8 games at right tackle
  • James Dickey - started 9 games at center
  • George Genyk - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Darrell Harper - started 3 games at left halfback
  • John Herrnstein - started 3 games at fullback
  • Fred Julian - started 9 games at right halfback
  • Walter Johnson - started 9 games at right end
  • Jerry Marcinak - started 9 games at right guard
  • Brad Myers - started 6 games at left halfback
  • Gary Prahst - started 9 games at left end
  • Bob Ptacek - started 9 games at quarterback
  • Tony Rio - started 2 games at fullback
  • Gene Sisinyak - started 4 games at fullback
  • Willie Smith - tackle

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Captain: John Herrnstein
  • Most Valuable Player: Bob Ptacek
  • Meyer Morton Award: Dick Syring
  • John Maulbetsch Award: John Walker

Coaching staff[edit]

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