1945 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team

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1945 Michigan State Normal Hurons football
Conference Independent
1945 record 5–0–1
Head coach Elton Rynearson (23rd season)
Captain Bernard T. Dyer
Home stadium Walter O. Briggs Field
← 1943
1946 →

The 1945 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1945 college football season. In their 23rd season under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Hurons compiled an undefeated record of 5–0–1, shut out five of six opponents, including a scoreless tie with Wayne State, defeated Wayne State, 14-13, in a second game, and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 45 to 13. Bernard T. Dyer was the team captain.[1] The team played its home games at Walter O. Briggs Field on the school's campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan.[2]


October 6Albion
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 6–0
October 13Hillsdale dagger
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 13–0
October 27at HillsdaleHillsdale, MIW 6–0
November 3at AlbionAlbion, MIW 6–0
November 9at WayneDetroitW 14–13
November 16Wayne
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
T 0–0
  • daggerHomecoming


  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 162, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Campus Buildings At a Glance: Walter O. Briggs Field". Eastern Michigan University. Retrieved June 29, 2016.