1919 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1919 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1919 record 4–1
Head coach William H. Spaulding (13th season)
Captain Walt Olsen
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →

The 1919 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1919 college football season. In their 13th season under head coach William H. Spaulding, the Hilltoppers compiled a 4–1 record and outscored their opponents, 156 to 91.[1][2] Quarterback Walt Olsen was the team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
October 4 Detroit Junior College Kalamazoo, MI W 88–0 [4]
October 11 at Michigan Agricultural Lansing, MI W 21–18 [5]
October 18 Wabash Kalamazoo, MI W 27–13 [6]
October 25 at Notre Dame L 0–53 [7]
November 21 at Albion Albion, MI W 20–7 [8]

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. ^ "Junior College Gets Drubbing". Detroit Free Press. October 5, 1919. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Kazoo's Rally Beats Aggies: Western State Normals Come From Behind and Nose Farmers, 21-18". Detroit Free Press. October 12, 1919. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Wabash Falls In Game With Fast Normals". The Indianapolis Star. October 19, 1919. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Rockne's Squad Licks Pedagogs in 53 to 0 Game". Chicago Tribune. October 26, 1919. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Albion Beaten By Normal". Chicago Tribune. November 22, 1919. p. 13.