1929 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1929 Western State Hilltoppers football
MCC co-champion
Conference Michigan Collegiate Conference
1929 record 5–2–1 ( MCC)
Head coach Mike Gary (1st season)
Captain Herman Seborg
Home stadium Western State Teachers College Field
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 MCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan State Normal + 2 0 1     5 1 2
Western State +           5 2 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1929 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1929 college football season. In their first season under head coach Mike Gary, the Hilltoppers compiled a 5–2–1 record and outscored their opponents, 161 to 44.[1][2] Halfback Herman Seborg was the team captain.[3] They played their home games at Western State Teachers College Field.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 28Ferris InstituteKalamazoo, MIW 41–0[5]
October 5Illinois "B"Kalamazoo, MIW 20–0[6]
October 12Notre Dame "B"Kalamazoo, MIL 7–13[7]
October 19at LombardGalesburg, ILW 14–6[8]
October 26Detroit City CollegeKalamazoo, MIW 40–0[9]
November 2Michigan State NormalKalamazoo, MIT 7–7[10]
November 9at Central State (rivalry)Mount Pleasant, MIW 25–6[11]
November 16at Michigan "B"Ann Arbor, MIL 7–12[12]

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 To Face Stars". Detroit Free Press. October 5, 1929. p. 18 – via newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Ferris Is Routed By Western State". Detroit Free Press. September 29, 1929. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Michigan Teachers Defeat Illinois "B" Team, 20 to 0". Chicago Tribune. October 6, 1929. p. 2-9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Notre Dame 'B' Beats Teachers". Detroit Free Press. October 13, 1929 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Homecoming Wrecked for Lombard College". The Enquirer and Evening News. October 20, 1929. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Muny Meets Defeat: Western State Teachers Beat City College Gridders by 40-0 Count". Detroit Free Press. October 27, 1929. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Teachers Play Scoreless Tie". Detroit Free Press. November 3, 1929. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Frendt Stars as Kazoo Wins from Central". Detroit Free Press. November 10, 1929. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "B's Set Rollicking Pace To Beat Western State". The Enquirer and Evening News (Battle Creek, MI). November 17, 1929. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.