1948 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1948 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1948 record 6–3 (3–1 MAC)
Head coach John Gill (7th season)
MVP Hilton Foster
Captain Art Gillespie, Emerson Grossman
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

The 1948 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1948 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach John Gill, the Broncos compiled a 6–3 record (3–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, and outscored their opponents, 199 to 106.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Fullback Art Gillespie and guard Emerson Grossman were the team captains.[4] Quarterback Hilton Foster received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25Western ReserveW 26–0
October 2at BeloitBeloit, WIW 33–0
October 9Central Michigan (rivalry)
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 7–0[6]
October 16at Iowa State Teachers
L 6–135,500[7]
October 23Xavier
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 20–39
October 30at Miami (OH)L 28–34
November 6Butler
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 20–7
November 13at Washington UniversityW 19–6
November 20at OhioW 40–7

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. ^ "Broncos Roll Past Chips to Win No. 3". Detroit Free Press. October 10, 1948. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Fisher Dashes 72 Yards To Pace ISTC Upset". Waterloo Sunday Courier. October 17, 1948. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.