1918 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1918 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1918 record 3–2
Head coach William H. Spaulding (12th season)
Captain Frank Thomas
Seasons
← 1917
1919 →

The 1918 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1918 college football season. In their 12th season under head coach William H. Spaulding, the Hilltoppers compiled a 3–2 record and outscored their opponents, 223 to 30. The team defeated Hillsdale College, 103 to 0, the largest margin of victory in school history.[1][2] Quarterback Frank Thomas was the team captain;[3] he later became head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 1931 to 1946.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
October 12 Albion Kalamazoo, MI L 12–14 [4]
November 2 at Michigan Agricultural East Lansing, MI L 7–16 [5]
November 16 Hillsdale Kalamazoo, MI W 102–0 [6]
November 22 Hope Kalamazoo, MI W 62–0
Notre Dame frosh W 39–0

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. 
  4. ^ "Albion Beats Normals". Detroit Free Press. October 13, 1918. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Farmers Beat State Normal In Close Game". Detroit Free Press. November 3, 1918. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Western Normal Beats Hillsdale; Score Is 102 to 0". Detroit Free Press. November 17, 1918. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.