1943 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1943 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Independent
1943 record 4–2
Head coach John Gill (2nd season)
MVP August Camarata
Captain Bob Mellen
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →

The 1943 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1943 college football season. In their second season under head coach John Gill, the Broncos compiled a 4–2 record and outscored their opponents, 151 to 89.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3] Halfback Bob Mellen was the team captain.[4] Fullback August Camarata received the team's most outstanding player award.[5] The team won two games by over 50 points across the season.[6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponent#SiteResult
September 18at Central Michigan (rivalry)
W 19–0
September 25at MichiganL 6–57
October 2Alma
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 54–0
October 9Xavier
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 60–0
October 16Miami (OH)
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 6–0
November 6 No. 18 Great Lakes Navy
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 6–32
  • #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. 
  6. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.