1925 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team

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1925 Michigan State Normal Normalites football
MIAA champion
Conference Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1925 record 8–0 (5–0 MIAA)
Head coach Elton Rynearson (4th season)
Captain Phillip H. Teufer
← 1924
1926 →

The 1925 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team was an American football team that represented Michigan State Normal School (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1925 college football season. The Normalites compiled a perfect 8–0 record, shut out seven of eight opponents, won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 106 to 6.[1]

In February 1925, Elton Rynearson was appointed as Michigan State Normal's director of sports. He previously played and coached football at the school, but left in 1920 to pursue advanced studies at the University of Michigan.[2] He also served as Michigan State Normal's head football coach from 1925 to 1948. In the six years after Rynearson's return as head coach (1925-1930), the football team compiled a 40-4-2 record.


October 3Detroit freshmen *Ypsilanti, MIW 8–0
October 10at Bowling Green*Bowling Green, OHW 14–0
October 17AlbionYpsilanti, MIW 6–0[3]
October 24HillsdaleYpsilanti, MIW 20–0[4]
October 31Ferris Institute *Ypsilanti, MIW 6–0[5]
November 8at OlivetOlivet, MIW 20–0[6]
November 14at AlmaAlma, MIW 25–0[7]
November 21at KalamazooKalamazoo, MIW 7–6
  • *Non-conference game


  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 161, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ypsi Sport Chief Hyde Park Coach". The News-Palladium. February 17, 1925. p. 5. 
  3. ^ "Ypsi Humbles Albion, 6 to 0: Lone Touchdown Accounts for Only Score Made in M.I.A.A. Game". Detroit Free Press. October 18, 1925. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Ypsi Normal Leads In Race: Coach Rynearson's Team Smothers Hillsdale Under 20 to 0 Score". Detroit Free Press. October 25, 1925. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Fumble Gives Ypsi Victory: Holmes Recovers and Scores Only Touchdown to Win, 6-0". Detroit Free Press. November 1, 1925. p. 26. 
  6. ^ "Olivet Loses To Ypsilanti, 19-0". The Lansing State Journal. November 9, 1925. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Ypsi Defeats Alma To Annex Gridiron Title: Teachers Display Varied Attack to Rout Presbyterians, 25-0". Detroit Free Press. November 15, 1925. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.