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1929 Michigan Wolverines football team

1929
Conference Big Ten Conference
1929 record 5–3–1 (1–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Kipke (1st year)
MVP James Simrall
Captain Joseph Truskowski
Home stadium Michigan Stadium

The 1929 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1929 college football season. The team's head coach was Harry Kipke. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29, 1929 Albion* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 39–0   16,412
September 29, 1929 Mount Union* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 16–6   16,412
October 5, 1929 Michigan State* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 17–0   30,494
October 12, 1929 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 16–30   18,484
October 19, 1929 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–7   85,088
October 26, 1929 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 0–14   53,403
November 9, 1929 Harvard* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–12   85,042
November 16, 1929 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7–6   58,160
November 23, 1929 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 0–0   50,619
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players

Varsity letter winners

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1929 football team:[1]

  • Howard Auer - started 5 games at right tackle, 2 games at left tackle
  • Alan Bovard - started 9 games at center
  • Francis M. Cornwell - started 1 game at right end
  • Norman J. Daniels - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Alvin G. Dahlem - started 3 games at right halfback, 2 games at left halfback
  • Leo Draveling - started 8 games at right end, 1 game at right tackle
  • Joe Gembis - started 5 games at fullback, 3 games at right halfback
  • Edward W. Hayden - started 5 games at left tackle, 1 game at right tackle
  • William M. Heston - halfback
  • Bill Hewitt - started 2 games at left end, 1 game at right end
  • Martin R. "Roy" Hudson - started 6 games at left halfback
  • Maynard Morrison - started 2 games at fullback, 1 game at left tackle
  • Ray F. Parker - guard
  • Howard W. Poe - guard; started 8 games at left guard, 1 game at right guard
  • Edwin B. Poorman - tackle; started 1 game at left tackle, 1 game at right tackle
  • Thomas G. Roach - started 1 game at right tackle
  • James Simrall - started 8 games at quarterback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Thorvald C. Sorenson - tackle
  • Alfred E. Steinke - started 8 games at right guard, 1 games at left guard
  • Joe Truskowski - end; started 7 games at left end, 1 game at quarterback, 1 game at right halfback
  • Jack Wheeler - started 2 games at fullback
  • Donald L. Wilson - halfback

aMa letter winners

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1929 football team:[1]

  • Carl J. Bauer - guard
  • Milton Bergman - tackle
  • Albert Berkowitz - back
  • Max Blaine
  • Frank P. Brown - quarterback
  • William A. Brown - center
  • Arthur W. Decker - guard
  • Ira L. Grinnell - guard
  • Nyal R. Hayes - end
  • Kirk Holland - quarterback
  • Thomas G. Justice - end
  • Omer LaJeunesse - fullback
  • Harold D. Lindsay - back
  • Harold Miller - back
  • R. O. Morgan - guard
  • Murray Mosser - end
  • S. H. Preoulman
  • Raymond Priest - back
  • Karl S. Richardson - guard
  • Tom C. Samuels - guard
  • Frederick B. Schantz - back
  • Jay H. Sikkenga - end
  • Ivan C. Smith - end
  • John C. Widman - back
  • Ralph Wills - back

Awards and honors

  • Captain: Joseph Truskowski
  • All-Conference: Alan Bovard
  • Most Valuable Player: James Simrall
  • Meyer Morton Award: Roy Hudson

Coaching staff

References

External links

  • 1929 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
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