1949 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team

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1949 Michigan State Normal Hurons football
Conference Independent
1949 record 0–8
Head coach Harry Ockerman (1st season)
Captain Jack B. VanWagoner, Theodore D. Bott
Home stadium Walter O. Briggs Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →

The 1949 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team represented Michigan State Normal College (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1949 college football season. In their first season under head coach Harry Ockerman, the Hurons compiled a 0–8 record and were outscored by their opponents, 180 to 61.[1] Jack B. VanWagoner and Theodore D. Bott were the team captains.[2]

Ockerman was hired as the school's head football coach in August 1949. He had played football, basketball and baseball at the school from 1924 to 1927. He replaced Elton Rynearson who had been the school's head football coach for more than 25 years. Rynearson continued to serve as the school's athletic director.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 24at Northern MichiganMarquette, MIL 0–6
October 1Akron
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 6–20
October 8at Northern IllinoisL 14–39
October 15Ball State
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 2–33
October 21Eastern Kentucky
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 6–27
October 29Hope dagger
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 6–16
November 4at Central Michigan (rivalry)Mount Pleasant, MIL 7–18
November 12at ValparaisoValparaiso, INL 26–28
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Digital Media Guide: Eastern Michigan University" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 169, 176. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2014 Media Guide, p. 169.
  3. ^ "Harry Ockerman Named Huron Grid Mentor". Detroit Free Press. August 27, 1949. p. 19.