1926 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1926 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1926 record 7–1
Head coach Earl Martineau (3rd season)
Captain Frank Banach
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The 1926 Western State Hilltoppers football team was an American football team that represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) during the 1926 college football season. In their third season under head coach Earl Martineau, the Hilltoppers compiled a 7–1 record, shut out five opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 132 to 20. [1] Fullback Frank Banach was the team captain.[2]


September 25OlivetW 25–0
October 2BradleyL 12–0
October 9AlbionW 28–0
October 16at Western KentuckyW 3–2
October 23Chicago YMCA CollegeW 7–0
October 30ValparaisoW 37–0
November 13Notre Dame reservesW 12–6
November 20Oshkosh TeachersW 20–0


  1. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1920-29". Western Michigan Football Media Guide. Western Michigan University. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.