1967 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1967 Michigan Wolverines football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1967 record 4–6 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Bump Elliott (9th season)
MVP Ron Johnson
Captain Joe Dayton
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Indiana + 6 1 0     9 2 0
Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 9 Purdue + 6 1 0     8 2 0
Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan State 3 4 0     3 7 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa 0 6 1     1 8 1
Wisconsin 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1967 Big Ten Conference football season. In its ninth year under head coach Bump Elliott, Michigan compiled a 4–6 record (3–4 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 179 to 144.[1]

Center Joe Dayton was the team captain, and right halfback Ron Johnson received the team's most valuable player award.[2] Dayton and Johnson both received first-team honors on the 1967 All-Big Ten Conference football team, as did linebacker Tom Stincic.[3][4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Dennis Brown with 928 passing yards, Ron Johnson with 1,005 rushing yards and 42 points scored, Jim Berline with 624 receiving yards.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 Duke* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 10–7   79,492
September 30 at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 9–10   41,034
October 7 Navy* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 21–26   72,361
October 14 Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 0–34   103,210
October 21 Indianadagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 20–27   65,759
October 28 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 15–20   50,006
November 4 Northwestern Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 7–3   62,063
November 11 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il (Series) W 21–14   44,236
November 18 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 27–14   44,721
November 25 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry) ABC L 14–24   64,144
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP / Coaches Polls released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Sources: SR/College Football,[1] Bentley Historical Library[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Navy[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Michigan's individual statistical leaders for the 1967 season include those listed below.[5][7]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Ron Johnson 210 982 4.7 6
Dennis Brown 137 358 2.6 4
Garvie Craw 29 101 3.5 0

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD
Dennis Brown 155 82 7 52.9 928 11.3 7
Dick Vidmer 76 33 4 43.4 337 10.2 0

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Jim Berline 48 576 12.0 3
Jim Mandich 25 248 9.9 0 21
Ron Johnson 11 176 16.0 1 21

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Ron Johnson 23 433 18.8 0 35
Frank Titas 4 71 17.8 0 24

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
George Hoey 12 291 24.3 1 60
Jerry Hartman 9 63 7.0 0 20
Tom Curtis 5 30 6.0 0 9

Players[edit]

Starters[edit]

The starting lineup of the 1967 football team included the following players.[2]

Offense[edit]

  • Bob Baumgartner - started 6 games at right guard
  • Jim Berline - started 7 games at right end
  • Dennis Brown - started 6 games at quarterback
  • Joe Dayton - started 8 games at center
  • John Gabler - started 5 games at left halfback
  • Ron Johnson - started 7 games at right halfback
  • Peter Mair - started 6 games at right tackle
  • Jim Mandich - started 6 games at left end
  • Bob Penska - started 5 games at left tackle
  • Ray Phillips - started 7 games at left guard
  • Frank Titas - started 4 games at fullback

Defense[edit]

  • Tom Curtis - started 8 games at safety, 1 game at cornerback
  • Tom Goss - started 6 games at left defensive tackle
  • Brian Healy - started 8 games at cornerback
  • George Hoey - started 8 games at cornerback
  • Jon Kramer - started 7 games at right defensive end
  • Dennis Monthei - started 5 games at middle guard, 1 game at linebacker
  • Dennis Morgan - started 5 games at middle guard, 5 games at linebacker
  • Dave Porter - started 10 games at defensive right tackle
  • Rocky Rosema - started 5 games at linebacker, 4 games at left defensive end
  • Phil Seymour - started 4 games at left defensive end, 1 game at right defensive end
  • Tom Stincic - started 4 games at linebacker, 2 games at right defensive end

Awards and honors[edit]

Honors and awards for the 1967 season went to the following individuals.[2]

  • Ron Johnson (CP-2)
  • Ray Phillips (CP-3, UPI-2)
  • Joe Dayton (CP-3)
  • Most Valuable Player: Ron Johnson
  • Meyer Morton Award: Dick Yanz
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Jim Mandich
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Dick Vidmer

Coaching staff[edit]

Michigan's 1967 coaching, training, and support staff included the following persons.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1967 Michigan Wolverines Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "1967 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "1967 AP All-Big Ten". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (AP story). November 28, 1967. p. 26. 
  4. ^ a b "Big Ten Coaches Name Bess to All Star Team". The Pantagraph. November 30, 1967. p. 19. 
  5. ^ a b "1967 Michigan Wolverines Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1
  7. ^ "Michigan Football Statistic Archive Query Page". University of Michigan. Retrieved November 6, 2017. (statistics retrieved by entering "1967" in the box for "Games & Totals by Season" and then, at the next screen, choosing "Display Season Totals")