1908 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team

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1908 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football
Conference Independent
1908 record 6–0–2
Head coach Chester Brewer (6th season)
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →

The 1908 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team represented Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) in the 1908 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Chester Brewer, the Aggies compiled a 6–0–2 record and outscored their opponents 205 to 22.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Michigan (rivalry)T 0–0
October 10Western State
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 35–0
October 17Michigan School for the Deaf
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 51–0
October 24at DePaulChicagoT 0–0
October 31Wabash
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 6–0
November 7at OlivetOlivet, MIW 46–2
November 21Saginaw Naval Brigade
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 30–6
November 26at Detroit Athletic ClubDetroitW 37–14

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Michigan at Michigan Agricultural
1 2Total
Michigan 0 0 0
Michigan Agricultural 0 0 0

On October 10, 1908, the Aggies played Michigan to a scoreless tie in East Lansing. It was the fourth game in the Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry, and Michigan had won the three prior meetings by a combined score of 204 to 0. The game was played in front of 6,000 spectators at East Lansing's College Field, and the Aggies' fans "went wild with delight" when the game ended.[2] In Ann Arbor, the result was met with disbelief among Michigan fans who had expected an easy win.[3] The Detroit Free Press called it "the greatest game of football ever seen in this part of the state."[2] The Michigan Alumnus noted that Michigan's line was weak with Germany Schulz, Maurice Crumpacker and William Casey out of the game and opined that the Wolverines were outplayed and would have been defeated had it not been for Dave Allerdice repeatedly punting out of danger[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 150. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "M.A.C. Holds Michigan to 0-0 Score and Goes Wild". Detroit Free Press. October 11, 1908. p. 22. 
  3. ^ "Result of M.A.C. Game a Blow to Ann Arbor: Michigan Students Are Stunned by Poor Showing of Team Against Farmers". Detroit Free Press. October 12, 1908. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Michigan 0; Michigan Agricultural 0". The Michigan Alumnus. November 1908. pp. 58–59. 
  5. ^ "Surprise for Yost and Team: Michigan Agricultural Eleven Holds Varsity Players to Score of 0 to 0". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 11, 1908. p. B2.