1929 Central State Bearcats football team

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1929 Central State Bearcats football
Conference Michigan Collegiate Conference
1929 record 2–3–2 (0–3 MCC)
Head coach Butch Nowack (1st season)
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →

The 1929 Central State Bearcats football team represented Central State Teachers College, later renamed Central Michigan University, in the Michigan Collegiate Conference (MCC) during the 1929 college football season. The team compiled a 2–3–2 record (0–3 against MCC opponents) and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 80 to 71. The team lost to its in-state rivals Michigan State Normal (0–24), Western State Teachers (6–25) and Detroit City College (0–6), and played Northern State Teachers to a 6–6 tie.[1][2]

Butch Nowack was hired as the team's head coach in May 1929.[3] Nowack was an All-American tackle at the University of Illinois under Robert Zuppke, a member of the 1927 Illinois Fighting Illini football team that won the national championship, and captain of the 1928 team that won the Big Ten Conference championship.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28at Detroit Tech
W 28–7 [4]
October 5 Michigan "B"
  • Tambling Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
T 0–0 [5]
October 12at Northern State TeachersT 6–6 [6]
October 26at Michigan State Normal (rivalry)
L 0–24 [7]
November 9 Western State
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 6–253,000[8]
November 16 Toledo
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 31–12 [9]
November 28at Detroit City College
L 0–63,000[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 108. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan Yearly Results (1930-1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ ""Butch" Nowack To Coach in Michigan Teacher's College". The Decatur Herald. May 17, 1929. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Tech Is Beaten". Detroit Free Press. September 29, 1929. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Central State Ties Michigan 'B'". Detroit Free Press. October 6, 1929. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Teachers Battle at Marquette to 6-6 Tied Score". The Escanaba Daily Press. October 13, 1929. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Ypsilanti Beats Central State". Detroit Free Press. October 27, 1929. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Frendt Stars as Kazoo Wins from Central". Detroit Free Press. November 10, 1929. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Central State Whips Toledo 'U'". Detroit Free Press. November 17, 1929. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "City Gridders Stop Teachers". Detroit Free Press. November 29, 1929. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 

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