1902 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team

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1902 Michigan State Normal Normalites football
Conference Independent
1902 record 1–5–1
Head coach Clayton Teetzel (3rd season)
Captain Fred A. Belland
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →

The 1902 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1902 college football season. The Normalites compiled a record of 1–5–1 and were outscored by a combined total of 125 to 43. Fred A. Belland was the team captain.[1]

Michigan State Normal College had 820 students enrolled as of October 3, 1902.[2] The college celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding on October 6, shortly before the football season began.[3]

Clayton Teetzel returned as the team's head coach for the third year. One of the team's most promising prospects, Harry Smith, left the squad before the season began as he had to work at a local drug store when school was not in session.[2]

Teetzel left the program after the 1902-03 academic year; he went on to coach football at Utah State Agricultural College from 1909 to 1915.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 18at Detroit University SchoolDetroitL 0–16[4]
October 25at Detroit Business UniversityDetroitW 32–0[5]
November 1at Central Michigan (rivalry)Mount Pleasant, MIL 0–10[6]
November 8Detroit Central High SchoolYpsilanti, MIT 6–6[7]
November 15at HillsdaleHillsdale, MIL 5–29[8]
November 22HillsdaleYpsilanti, MIL 0–22[9]
November 27at Michigan School for the DeafFlint, MIL 0–40[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 158, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "State Normal". Detroit Free Press. October 5, 1902. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Great Day for State Normal". Detroit Free Press. October 7, 1902. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "More Honors for D.U.S.: Locals Went To Ypsi and Trimmed Normals". Detroit Free Press. October 19, 1902. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Normals Outclassed D.B.U." Detroit Free Press. October 26, 1902. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Mt. Pleasant's Line Too Strong". Detroit Free Press. November 2, 1902. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "C.H.S. Tied Normals: Each Team Scored Once in Game at Ypsi". Detroit Free Press. November 9, 1902. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Ypsi No Match for Hillsdale". Detroit Free Press. November 16, 1902. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Normals' Best Player Injured". Detroit Free Press. November 23, 1902. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Setback for Normalites". Detroit Free Press. November 28, 1902. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.