1910 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team

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1910 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football
Conference Independent
1910 record 6–1
Head coach Chester Brewer (8th season)
Captain lon J. Cortright
← 1909
1911 →

The 1910 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team represented Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) as and independent during the 1910 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Chester Brewer, the Aggies compiled a 6–1 record and outscored their opponents 168 to 8. lon J. Cortright was the team captain.[1] The season was regarded as the best in Michigan Agricultural football history up to that point.[2]

The Aggies' 62 to 0 victory over Olivet College constituted the program's largest margin of victory since 104 to 0 victory over Hillsdale College in 1904.[3]


October 6Detroit College[4]W 35–0[5]
October 8Alma
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 11–0[6]
October 15Michigan (rivalry)L 3–6[7]
October 22Lake Forest
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 37–0[8]
October 29Notre Dame
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 17–0[9]
November 5MarquetteMilwaukee, WIW 3–2[10]
November 19Olivet
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 62–0[11]

Game summaries[edit]


Week 2: Michigan Agricultural at Michigan
1 234Total
Michigan Agricultural 0 030 3
Michigan 0 006 6

On October 15, 1910, the Aggies lost to Michigan by a 6 to 3 score at Ferry Field. Michigan had a 3–0–1 record in the four prior meetings, outscoring the Aggies by a combined total of 204 to 0.[12] Prior to the Michigan game, the M. A. C. student body adopted the slogan, "On to Michigan."[13]

After a scoreless first half, the Aggies blocked two Michigan punts in the third quarter. On the second occasion, Michigan kicked from its 50-yard line, and the low punt was blocked and rolled to Michigan's 12-yard line where the Aggies' left tackle Campbell recovered the ball. After Michigan stopped two runs, the Aggies' right halfback, Hill, kicked a field goal from the 21-yard line.[7] The Aggies' maintained a 3–0 into the fourth quarter. With less than five minutes left in the game, Michigan's Shorty McMillan completed a pass to Stanley Borleske who ran 50 yards to the Aggies' 15-yard line. Don Green then carried the ball to the three-yard line. Due to a penalty, the Wolverines had five unsuccessful chances to score the touchdown after advancing to the three-yard line. Michigan then lined up for a field goal, but the play was a fake. Green took the snap from center and ran for the touchdown. Conklin kicked the extra point, and Michigan won by a score of 6 to 3.[7][14]

After the game, Coach Yost praised the Michigan Agricultural team as "remarkably strong."[7][14]


  • Ernest W. Baldwin, guard, Midland, Michigan
  • James F. Campbell, tackle, Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Edward G. Culver, guard, Midland, Michigan
  • Leon J. Hill, halfback, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Faunt V. Lenardson, guard, Britton, Michigan
  • James E. McWilliams, center
  • Roy M. Montford, end, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Benjamin P. Patterson, tackle, Caro, Michigan
  • William R. Riblet, quarterback, Elkhart, Indiana
  • Fred A. Stone, end, Clare, Michigan


  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 151. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Farmers' Best Football Year: Season Just Closed Most Successful in History of Athletics at East Lansing; Fitting Close to Coach Brewer's Term of Service; University of Michigan Only Team Able to Cross the Aggies' Final Chalk Mark". Detroit Free Press. December 3, 1910. p. 10. 
  3. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 196.
  4. ^ The Michigan State Media Guide erroneously refers to the opponent as the Detroit Athletic Club. Contemporary coverage confirms that the opponent was actually Detroit College (later renamed the University of Detroit). Confusion may have resulted from the fact that Detroit College in 1910 played its home games on the Detroit Athletic Club's field.
  5. ^ "Fails To Score Against Aggies: Detroit College is Beaten at Lansing by One-Sided Score". Detroit Free Press. October 7, 1910. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "All Aggies' Points Scored by Hill". Detroit Free Press. October 9, 1910. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Michigan Wins, 6–3: Aggies Give Yost's Men Hardest Kind of Battle, Leading at End of Third Period, by Virtue of Hill's Field Goal; Varsity's Touchdown Comes in Last Quarter; Forward Pass to Borleske and Long Run Bring Ball to One Yard Line, Where M. A. C. Makes Gamest Kind of Fight". Detroit Free Press. October 16, 1910. p. 15. 
  8. ^ "Lake Forest Is Unable To Score". Detroit Free Press. October 23, 1910. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Farmers Mop Field with Longman's Men". Detroit Free Press. October 30, 1910. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Victory by One Point: M. A. C. Finds Marquette Eleven Unexpectedly Formidable". Detroit Free Press. November 6, 1910. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Olivet Snowed Under by Aggies". Detroit Free Press. November 20, 1910. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Michigan vs Michigan State". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2014-11-11. 
  13. ^ ""On to Michigan" Is M.A.C. Slogan: About Five Hundred Rooters Will Accompany Team to Ann Arbor Saturday; Annual Battle Is Talk of Campus at Lansing; With Practically Green Squad Brewer's Team Must Face Yost's Seasoned Veterans". Detroit Free Press. October 9, 1910. p. B7. 
  14. ^ a b "Michigan 6; M.A.C. 3". The Michigan Alumnus. November 1910. pp. 93–94.