1928 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1928 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Michigan Collegiate Conference
1928 record 5–2 ( MCC)
Head coach Earl Martineau (5th season)
Captain Dick Frankowski
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →

The 1928 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1928 college football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Earl Martineau, the Hilltoppers compiled a 5–2 record and outscored their opponents, 119 to 32.[1][2] Center Dick Frankowski was the team captain.[3]

Coach Martineau left Western State after the 1928 season to accept an assistant coaching position at Purdue. In five years at Western State, Martineau compile a 26–10–2 record.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 29Chicago YMCA CollegeKalamazoo, MIW 26–0[4]
October 6Ferris InstituteKalamazoo, MIW 14–0[5]
October 13LombardKalamazoo, MIL 0–14[6]
October 27at Detroit City College
W 45–0[7]
November 3Michigan "B"daggerKalamazoo, MIW 6–0[8]
November 10at Michigan State NormalYpsilanti, MIL 9–18[9]
November 24Central State (rivalry)Kalamazoo, MIW 19–0[10]
  • daggerHomecoming

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 State Trims Chicago 'Y'". Detroit Free Press. September 30, 1928. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Teachers Trim Ferris, 14 to 0". Detroit Free Press. October 7, 1928. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Lombard Defeats West State, 14 to 0". Detroit Free Press. October 14, 1928. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Muny Eleven Badly Beaten: Western State Swamps City College Under 45 to 0 Score in First Home Game". Detroit Free Press. October 28, 1928. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Michigan 'B' Team Beaten: Western State Teachers Win Homecoming Game in Last Minute of Play". Detroit Free Press. November 4, 1928. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Ypsi Conquers Western State: Rynearson Squad Clinches Hold on State Title by 18-9 Victory". Detroit Free Press. November 11, 1928. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Mt. Pleasant Team Beaten: Western State Teachers Roll Up 19-0 Score in Game Played in Snow". Detroit Free Press. November 25, 1928. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com.