1907 Central Michigan Normalites football team

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1907 Central Michigan Normalites football
Conference Independent
1907 record 3–3
Head coach Ralph Thacker (1st season)
Seasons
← 1906
1908 →

The 1907 Central Michigan Normalites football team represented Central Michigan Normal School, later renamed Central Michigan University, as an independent during the 1907 college football season. Football was reinstated after one year's absence, and Ralph Thacker, who had played fullback for Olivet College the prior year, was named coach of the football team. Bruce Stickles was selected as the team captain.[1] Although the Central Michigan football media guide reports that the 1907 football team compiled a 2–4 record, including a loss to Alma College, [2] the contemporaneous newspaper report on the Alma game reports it as a victory for Central by a 13 to 0 score.[3] Accordingly, it appears that the correct record of the 1907 football team was 3–3.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 12at Ferris InstituteBig Rapids, MichiganL 0–47
October 19Western NormalMount Pleasant, MIL 0–29
October 30Mt. Pleasant IndiansW 13–11
November 2Flint Deaf Mutes (Michigan School for the Deaf)Mount Pleasant, MIW 6–5[4]
November 16Michigan State NormalL 38–0[5]
November 22AlmaW 13–0[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football at Mt. Pleasant". Detroit Free Press. October 2, 1907. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 107. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Central Normal Tames Alma, 13-0: Teachers Tally in Second and Fourth Periods". Detroit Free Press. November 23, 1924. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Central Normals Win: Defeat Flint Mutes in Close Game by a Score of 6 to 5". Detroit Free Press. November 3, 1907. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Trounce Central Normal". Detroit Free Press. November 17, 1907. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read