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]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
Grand Rapids VeterinaryW 93–0
AlbionW 37–0
October 28Indiana AggiesW 94–6
November 4Michigan Agricultural froshKalamazoo, MIW 83–0
November 11Notre Dame freshmanL 6–10
Ohio NorthernW 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.