1930 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team

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1930 Michigan State Normal Hurons football
MCC champion
Conference Michigan Collegiate Conference
1930 record 6–1 (3–0 MCC)
Head coach Elton Rynearson (9th season)
Captain Paul D. Shoemaker
Home stadium Normal Field
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1930 MCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan State Normal $ 3 0 0     6 1 0
Western State 2 1 0     5 1 1
Central State 1 2 0     6 2 0
Wayne 0 3 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1930 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1930 college football season. In their ninth season under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Hurons compiled a record of 6–1 and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 145 to 14. Paul D. Shoemaker was the team captain,[1] the team played its home games at Normal Field on the school's campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan.[2]

The Hurons lost their opening game, 7-0, to Michigan, a team that finished the season with an undefeated record and as champion of the Big Ten Conference. According to a United Press account of the game, the Hurons "outplayed the Wolves in two quarters, held them even in another, and broke just long enough in the third period to allow Michigan to flash through two forward passes and a lateral pass for a touchdown."[3]

After losing to Michigan, the Hurons won their remaining six games, including five consecutive shutouts to end the season.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 at Michigan L 0–7
October 11 Detroit City College Ypsilanti, MI W 33–7
October 18 Western State dagger Ypsilanti, MI W 19–0
October 25 at Central Michigan (rivalry) Mount Pleasant, MI W 13–0
November 1 Georgetown (KY) Ypsilanti, MI W 45–0
November 8 Notre Dame "B" Ypsilanti, MI W 16–0
November 15 at Iowa State Teachers Cedar Falls, IA W 19–0
  • daggerHomecoming


  1. ^ a b "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 161, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 25.
  3. ^ "Double Victory Is Won By Michigan: Wolverines Have Tough Time With Normal; Denison Is Easy". Charleston Daily Mail (UP story). September 28, 1930s.