1909 Central Michigan Normalites football team

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1909 Central Michigan Normalites football
Conference Independent
1909 record 4–3
Head coach Harry Helmer (1st season)
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The 1909 Central Michigan Normalites football team represented Central Michigan Normal School, later renamed Central Michigan University, as an independent during the 1909 college football season. In their first season under head coachHarry Helmer, the Central Michigan football team compiled a 4–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 63 to 58.[1][2]

The team's roster included quarterback Wallace Coutant, halfbacks Emmet Houlihan and Earl McCarty, fullback Ford Bradish, ends Ralph Gilpin and Ollie Richards, guards William Ochs, Alexander Perkins, and Leo Going, tackles Rollie Moody and Floyd L. Livermore, end/fullback George Parkhill, and guard/tackle Harold Spross.[3]


West Branch H.S.W 23–0
October 16at Arthur Hill High School
W 8–5[4]
October 23at AlmaAlma, MIW 15–8[5]
October 30Michigan Agricultural reservesL 6–17
November 5at Michigan State NormalYpsilanti, MIL 0–17[6]
November 13Ferris InstituteW 11–0
Western State (rivalry)L 0–11


  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 107. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan Yearly Results (1905-1909)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ 1910 Chippewa yearbook, pp. 56-57.
  4. ^ "Normals Held To Low Score". Detroit Free Press. October 17, 1909. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Alma Loses To Normals: Mt. Pleasant Team is Too Strong for Presbyterians". Detroit Free Press. October 24, 1909. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Ypsi Normals Victorious: Defeat Mt. Pleasant Team 17 to 0 in One-Sided Gridiron Battle". Detroit Free Press. November 6, 1909. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.