1937 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1937 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1937 record 5–3
Head coach Mike Gary (9th season)
Captain George Bond
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →

The 1937 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1937 college football season. In their ninth season under head coach Mike Gary, the Broncos compiled a 5–3 record and outscored their opponents, 92 to 65.[1][2] Quarterback George Bond was the team captain.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 1at DetroitL 7–20[4]
October 9Illinois CollegeKalamazoo, MIW 37–0[5]
October 16at Iowa State TeachersCedar Falls, IAW 7–0[6]
October 23St. ViatorKalamazoo, MIL 7–13[7]
October 30Western KentuckyKalamazoo, MIW 13–7[8]
November 6at Central Michigan (rivalry)
W 7–0[9]
November 13at ButlerIndianapolisW 14–13[10]
November 20DePaulKalamazoo, MIL 12–0[11]

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. ^ Lewis H. Walter (October 2, 1937). "Titan Rally Beats Stubborn Western State Eleven, 20-7". Detroit Free Press. pp. 16, 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Western State Has Field Day". Detroit Free Press. October 10, 1937. p. Sport 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Western State Conquers Iowa State Teachers with Pass". Detroit Free Press. October 17, 1937. p. Sport 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Hilltop Loses to St. Viator". Detroit Free Press. October 24, 1937. p. Sport 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Hilltop Passes Bring an Upset". Detroit Free Press. October 31, 1937. p. Sport 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Western Wins with Late Pass". Detroit Free Press. November 7, 1937. p. Sport 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Hilltoppers Win on Blocked Kick". Detroit Free Press. November 14, 1937. p. Sport 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Western State Falters in Last Half and Bows to De Paul". Detroit Free Press. November 21, 1937. p. Sport 6 – via Newspapers.com.