1934 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team

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1934 Michigan State Normal Hurons football
Conference Independent
1934 record 5–2
Head coach Elton Rynearson (13th season)
Captain Charles H. Earl
Home stadium Normal Field
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →

The 1934 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1934 college football season. In their 13th season under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Hurons compiled a record of 5–2 and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 109 to 79. Charles H. Earl was the team captain,[1][2] the team played its home games at Normal Field on the school's campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 Northern Michigan Ypsilanti, MI W 26–6
October 13 at Iowa State Teachers Cedar Falls, IA L 0–33
October 20 at Central Michigan (rivalry) Mount Pleasant, MI L 12–13
October 27 Alma Ypsilanti, MI W 15–6
November 3 St. Viator dagger Ypsilanti, MI W 13–0
November 10 Ferris Institute Ypsilanti, MI W 9–7
November 17 at Indiana State Terre Haute, IN W 34–14
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Game summaries[edit]

The Hurons opened their 1934 season on October 6 with a 26–6 victory over Northern State Teachers College (now known as Northern Michigan University), the game was played in Ypsilanti. Hanneman blocked a punt in the first quarter to set up the Hurons' first touchdown. An interception and a fumble set up the next two Huron touchdowns. Parker scored two touchdowns, and LeBlond and Dirkse each scored one.[4]

On October 13, 1934, the Hurons lost to Iowa State Teachers College (now known as the University of Northern Iowa) by a 38 to 0 score, the game was played in Cedar Falls, Iowa.[5][6]

On October 20, 1934, the Hurons lost a close game to Central State Teachers College (later renamed Central Michigan University) by a score of 13 to 12, the game was played in the rain in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The Hurons led 12 to 6 after two touchdowns by Hanneman in the first and third quarters. Central drove for the winning touchdown late in the final minute of the fourth quarter.[7]

On November 3, 1934, the school's homecoming game was played against St. Viator College. The homecoming celebration included a parade, class games, an interscholastic run, the football game, and a dance,[8][9] the football game was played in front of a crowd of 6,000 alumni and students at Briggs Field. Parker and Hanneman scored touchdowns for the Hurons in a 13–0 victory.[10]

On November 10, 1934, the Hurons defeated Ferris Institute by a 9–7 score at Briggs Field in Ypsilanti, the Hurons opened the scoring in the first quarter when end Christy Wilson "blocked a Bulldog punt with his face" and the ball bounced into the end zone for a safety. The Hurons scored a touchdown in the second quarter on a short run by Watson Welever, the touchdown was set up by a Ferris fumble that was recovered by the Hurons at the Ferris 20-yard line.[11]

On November 17, 1934, the Hurons concluded their 1934 season with a 34–14 victory over Indiana State. Fullback Homer H. Parker scored three touchdowns for the Hurons, the game was played at Terre Haute, Indiana.[12]

Players[edit]

  • Alexander, Edward J. 1933, ‘34, ‘35
  • Angell, Karl Arthur ‘34
  • Arnold, Robert N. 1932, ‘33, ‘34
  • Bernard, Edward P. 1934, ‘35, ‘36
  • Bloom, Joseph 1934
  • Bugajewski, Bernard 1931, ‘32, ‘33, ’34
  • Daskiewicz, Zygfried 1934, ‘35
  • Dirkse, James W. 1932, ‘33, ‘34
  • Earle, Charles H. 1932, ‘33, ‘34
  • Ecclestone, John S. 1933, ‘34
  • Hanneman, Charles B. 1933, ‘34, ‘35
  • Heidamus, Lester W. 1934
  • Jarosch, Col. Robert W. 1933, ‘34, ‘35
  • LeBlond, John E. 1933, ‘34
  • Matthews, Dr. James G. 1934
  • Moroz, George A. 1934
  • Newman, Ferris E. 1932, ‘34, ‘35
  • Parker, Homer H. 1933, ‘34, ‘35
  • Rock, Donald E. 1934, ‘35
  • Rove, Nicholas R. 1932, ‘33, ‘34, ‘35
  • Sabbath, Clarence B. 1934, ‘35, ‘36
  • Welever, Watson A. 1933, ‘34
  • Wilson, W. Christopher 1934, ‘35, ‘36
  • Wilson, Robert C. 1932, ‘33, ‘34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 161, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Michigan Yearly Results (1930–1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 25.
  4. ^ "Hurons Thump Northern State: Parker Scores Twice in 26-6 Victory". Detroit Free Press. October 7, 1934. p. 16. 
  5. ^ "Hurons Defeated by Iowa Teachers: Ypsi Team Scored on in Every Period". Detroit Free Press. October 14, 1934. p. 16. 
  6. ^ "Tutors Wallop Ypsilanti Team in 33-0 Battle: Iowa Teachers Show Strong Attack". The Des Moines Register. October 14, 1934. p. 18. 
  7. ^ "Bearcats Rap Hurons, 13-12: Van Hoesen Scores in Final Minute". Detroit Free Press. October 21, 1934. p. 20. 
  8. ^ "State Normal Plans Holiday: Homecoming to Start with Class Games". Detroit Free Press. October 29, 1934. p. 4. 
  9. ^ "Hurons to Drill for St. Viators: Homecoming Event to Draw Alumni". Detroit Free Press. October 28, 1934. p. 18. 
  10. ^ "Hurons Defeat St. Viator, 13-0: Normal Far Outplays Rival from Illinois". Detroit Free Press. November 4, 1934. p. Sports-3. 
  11. ^ "Hurons Defeat Ferris Eleven: Blocked Punt Yields Winning Margin". Detroit Free Press. November 11, 1934. p. Sports-4. 
  12. ^ "Ypsilanti Eleven Triumphs, 34 to 14, at Indiana State". The Indianapolis Star. November 18, 1934. p. 43.