1965 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1965 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1965 record 4–6 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Bump Elliott (7th year)
MVP Bill Yearby
Captain Tom Cecchini
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1964 1966 »
1965 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Michigan State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#NR/11 Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1965 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18, 1965 at North Carolina* #4/NA Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 31–24   41,000
September 25, 1965 California* #4/NA Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 10–7   81,417
October 2, 1965 Georgia* #7/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 7–15   59,470
October 9, 1965 #5/4 Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 7–24   103,219
October 16, 1965 #7/6 Purduedagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 15–17   85,905
October 23, 1965 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 13–14   58,519
October 30, 1965 Wisconsin Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 50–14   66,907
November 6, 1965 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 23–3   50,136
November 13, 1965 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 22–34   40,007
November 20, 1965 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI NBC L 7–9   77,733
*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
Carl Ward 112 639 5.7 2
Dave Fisher 139 575 4.1 3
Wally Gabler 85 265 3.1 7

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD
Wally Gabler 125 58 2 46.4 825 14.2 4
Dick Vidmer 66 31 6 47.0 454 14.7 1

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Jack Clancy 52 762 14.7 5
Steve C. Smith 21 314 14.9 0 39
Ernie Sharpe 4 62 15.5 0

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Carl Ward 10 193 19.3 0 27
Rick Volk 6 81 13.5 0 28
Dick Sygar 3 56 18.7 0 21

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Dick Sygar 10 121 12.1 0
Richard Wells 7 89 12.7 0 14
Rick Volk 10 73 7.3 0 16

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

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