1924 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1924 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1924 record 5–1–1
Head coach Earl Martineau (1st season)
Captain Oscar Johnson
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →

The 1924 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1924 college football season. In their first season under head coach Earl Martineau, the Hilltoppers compiled a 5–1–1 record and outscored their opponents, 101 to 46.[1][2] Tackle Oscar Johnson was the team captain.[3]

Martineau was hired as the Hilltoppers' head coach in June 1924. He had played college football for Minnesota the prior year and been selected by Walter Camp to the 1923 College Football All-America Team. Minnesota coach William H. Spaulding, who had previously coached the Hilltoppers, recommended Martineau for the job.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 4AlmaKalamazoo, MIW 7–0[5]
Notre Dame froshL 7–15
Octkber 11St. ViatorW 6–0
October 25at Kentucky Normal (Bowling Green)W 14–0
November 1Oshkosh NormalKalamazoo, MIW 23–7[6]
Chicago YMCA CollegeT 18–18
November 27AlbionW 26–3

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. ^ "Kazoo Normal Gives Grid Job To Marineau". Detroit Free Press. June 27, 1924. p. 16. 
  5. ^ "Kazoo Normal Defeats Alma". Detroit Free Press. October 5, 1924. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Oshkosh Normal Beaten By Kazoo". Detroit Free Press. November 2, 1924. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.