1931 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1931 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1931 record 5–2
Head coach Mike Gary (3rd season)
Captain Al Briggs
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →

The 1931 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1931 college football season. In their third season under head coach Mike Gary, the Hilltoppers compiled a 5–2 record and outscored their opponents, 86 to 51.[1][2] Fullback Al Briggs was the team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 26Ferris InstituteKalamazoo, MIW 25–0[4]
October 2at DetroitL 0–20[5]
October 10at Michigan "B"L 0–19[6]
October 17Notre Dame "B"Kalamazoo, MIW 27–6[7]
November 7at Iowa State TeachersCedar Falls, IAW 14–0[8]
November 14Western KentuckyKalamazoo, MIW 13–0[9]
November 21at Central Michigan W 7–6[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1930 - 39". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Western State Defeats Ferris: Institute Gets Only One First Down, Loses 25 to 0". Detroit Free Press. September 27, 1931. p. Sport 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 3, 1931). "Final Half Spurts Wins for Titans: Dorais' Team Defeats Western State by 20-0". Detroit Free Press. p. Sport 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Michigan Bees Win". Detroit Free Press. October 10, 1931. p. Sport 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Western State Defeats Notre Dame B's, 27 to 6". The Enquirer and Evening News (Battle Creek, MI). October 18, 1931. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Western State Nips Iowa Tutors in Last Quarter". Waterloo Sunday Courier. November 8, 1931. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Kazoo Teachers Beat Kentucky: Two Long Marches Give Western State 13-0 Victory". Detroit Free Press. November 15, 1931. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Western Wins by One Point: Combs' Kick Defeats Central State, 7 to 6". Detroit Free Press. November 22, 1931. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.