1948 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1948 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Independent
1948 record 3–6
Head coach Lyle Bennett (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

The 1948 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan College of Education, later renamed Central Michigan University, as an independent during the 1948 college football season. In their second season under head coach Lyle Bennett, the Chippewas compiled a 3–6 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 139 to 127.[1][2]

Art Teixera ranked first in the country with an average of 44.5 yards on 42 punts. Isham Williams passed for 576 yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21 Ferris Institute
W 27–6 [4]
October 2at Bowling GreenL 12–13
October 9at Western Michigan (rivalry)L 0–7 [5]
October 14 Northern MichiganW 46–14 [6]
October 16 Kent State
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 0–28 [7]
October 23 YoungstownL 9–32
October 30 Wayne
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 12–27
November 6at Michigan State Normal (rivalry)
L 0–64,000[8]
November 13 Milwaukee State
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 21–6 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 109. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Chippewa for 1949, p. 71.
  4. ^ "Central Rolls over Ferris". The Ludington Daily News. September 22, 1948. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Broncos Roll Past Chips to Win No. 3". Detroit Free Press. October 10, 1948. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Northern Wildcats Beaten by Central". The Escanaba Daily Press. October 15, 1948. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Kent State Routs Central Michigan, 28-0". The Akron Beacon Journal. October 17, 1948. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Normal Jolts Chips". Detroit Free Press. November 7, 1948. p. 27 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Central Michigan Upsets Milwaukee State". Lansing State Journal. November 14, 1948. p. 43 – via Newspapers.com. 

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