1942 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1942 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Independent
1942 record 5–1
Head coach John Gill (1st season)
MVP Bill Yambrick
Captain Bill Yambrick
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan         6 0 0
Western Michigan         5 1 0
No. 19 Penn State         6 1 1
No. 8 Boston College         8 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         7 2 2
No. 15 Santa Clara         7 2 0
Miami (FL)         7 2 0
Army         6 3 0
Syracuse         6 3 0
St. Mary's (CA)         6 3 1
Yale         5 3 0
Fordham         5 3 1
Cal Poly         4 3 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Navy         5 4 0
West Virginia         5 4 0
No. 19 Holy Cross         5 4 1
Michigan State         4 3 2
Villanova         4 4 0
Michigan State Normal         3 3 1
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Massachusetts State         2 5 0
Drexel         2 6 0
Wayne         1 6 1
San Francisco State         0 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1942 college football season. In their first season under head coach John Gill, the Broncos compiled a 5–1 record and outscored their opponents, 66 to 37,[1][2] the team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Center Bill Yambrick was the team captain,[4] he also received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Site Result
September 26 at Dayton L 0–21
October 10 Toledo W 13–0
October 17 Iowa State Teachers
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 14–7
October 24 Butler
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 13–7
November 7 Grosse Isle NAS
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 13–2
November 14 Wayne
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 13–0
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1940 - 49". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Waldo Stadium". Western Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Football History: Team Awards". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.