1916 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1916 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1916 record 5–1
Head coach William H. Spaulding (10th season)
Captain Scott Burke
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →

The 1916 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1916 college football season. In their 10th season under head coach William H. Spaulding, the Hilltoppers compiled a 5–1 record and outscored their opponents, 389 to 38.[1][2] The 389 points scored by the 1916 team was the highest single season point total for a Western Michigan football team until the 2011 team scored 459 points. Quarterback Scott Burke was the 1916 team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
Grand Rapids Veterinary W 93–0
Albion W 37–0
October 28 Indiana Aggies W 94–6
November 4 Michigan Agricultural frosh Kalamazoo, MI W 83–0
November 11 Notre Dame freshman L 6–10
Ohio Northern W 82–19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1910 - 19". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.