1923 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1923 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1923 record 6–1–1
Head coach Milton Olander (2nd season)
Captain Harry Potter
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →

The 1923 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1923 college football season. In their second and final season under head coach Milton Olander, the Hilltoppers compiled a 6–1–1 record and outscored their opponents, 160 to 21.[1][2] Halfback Harry Potter was the team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
September 29 Notre Dame frosh W 15–0
October 6 Valparaiso Kalamazoo, MI W 6–0 [4]
October 13 Alma W 21–7
October 20 at St. Viator Bourbonnais, IL T 7–7 [5]
October 29 Kentucky Normal (Bowling Green) W 26–0
November 10 Earlham Kalamazoo, MI W 46–0 [6]
November 17 Chicago YMCA College Kalamazoo, MI W 32–0 [7]
November 29 at Albion Albion, MI L 6–7 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1920 - 29". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Western Normal Beats Valparaiso: Kalamazoo Wins Tight Contest by Score of 6 to 0". Detroit Free Press. October 7, 1923. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "St. Viator Eleven Ties Normal, 7-7". Decatur Herald. October 21, 1923. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Kazoo Normal Takes It Easy: Western State Teachers Upset Earlham College of Indiana, 46-0". Detroit Free Press. November 11, 1923. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Normal Romps On Chicago 'Y': Western Eleven Easily Defeats Windy City by Score 32 to 0". Detroit Free Press. November 18, 1923. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Albion Takes Kazoo Normal: Methodists Close Football Season With Victory Over Teachers, 7 to 6". Detroit Free Press. November 30, 1923. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.