1923 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team

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1923 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football
Conference Independent
1923 record 3–5
Head coach Ralph H. Young (1st season)
Seasons
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The 1923 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team represented Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) in the 1923 college football season. In their first year under head coach Ralph H. Young, the Aggies compiled a 3–5 record and were outscored by their opponents 144 to 56.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29at ChicagoL 0–34
October 6Lake ForestW 21–6
October 13at WisconsinL 0–21
October 20Albion
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 13–0
October 27at Michigan (rivalry)L 0–37
November 3Ohio Wesleyan
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 14–19
November 10Creightondagger
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 7–27
November 17at DetroitW 2–0
  • daggerHomecoming

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Week 4: Michigan Agricultural at Michigan
1 234Total
Michigan Agricultural 0 000 0
Michigan 24 670 37

On October 27, 1923, the Aggies lost to Michigan, 37–0, at Ferry Field. Harry Kipke's "broken field running figured prominently in Michigan's scoring."[2] Richard Vick started in place of Herb Steger, who was held in reserve for the Iowa game the following week. A newspaper account of the game reported that Vick "played brilliantly, plunging and passing for repeated gains," revealing "a wealth of strength among the Michigan reserves."[2] The 1924 Michiganensian reported that the Aggies "furnished a good practice game" and noted the every player on the Michigan bench was able to play in the game.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 152. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Michigan Crushes Aggies in Gridiron Walkaway, 37 to 0". The Indianapolis Sunday Star. October 28, 1923. p. 2. 
  3. ^ 1924 Michiganensian, "Review of Season," page 226.