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1944 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1944 Michigan Wolverines football team

Conference Big Ten Conference
AP #8
1944 record 8–2 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Fritz Crisler (7th year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing formation
MVP Don Lund
Captain Bob Wiese (until November 1)
Captain Don Lund (after November 1)
Captain Joseph Ponsetto (after November 1)
Home stadium Michigan Stadium

The 1944 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1944 college football season. The team's head coach was Fritz Crisler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16, 1944 Iowa Pre-Flight* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 12–7   20,243
September 23, 1944 at Marquette* Marquette StadiumMilwaukee, WI W 14–0   12,366
September 30, 1944 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–20   18,477
October 7, 1944 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 28–13   37,256
October 14, 1944 Northwestern #12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–0   30,861
October 28, 1944 Purdue #10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 40–14   44,276
November 4, 1944 at Penn* #10 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 41–19   39,557
November 11, 1944 #10 Illinois #8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–0   43,922
November 18, 1944 Wisconsin #5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–0   20,885
November 25, 1944 at #3 Ohio State #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14–18   71,958
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


Varsity letter winners

The following 30 players received varsity letters for their participation on the 1944 Michigan football team.[1] For players who were starters, the list also includes the number of games started by position.[2]

Non-varsity letter winners

The following 36 players appeared on the roster of the 1944 Michigan football team but did not receive varsity letters.[1]

Awards and honors

Coaching staff


External links

  • 1944 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
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