1949 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1949 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1949 record 4–4 (2–3 MAC)
Head coach John Gill (8th season)
MVP George Dunn
Captain Bob Carlson
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →

The 1949 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1949 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach John Gill, the Broncos compiled a 4–4 record (2–3 against MAC opponents), finished in fourth place in the MAC, and outscored their opponents, 148 to 123,[1][2] the team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Guard Bob Carlson was the team captain.[4] Safety George Dunn received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 24 Iowa State Teachers W 20–6
October 1 Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 6–16
October 8 at Cincinnati L 6–27
October 15 Washington University
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 0–12
October 22 at Central Michigan (rivalry)
W 35–8 [6]
October 29 Miami (OH)
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 20–34
November 5 at Butler W 40–6
November 12 at Western Reserve W 21–14 3,500 [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. ^ "Harris' Passes Give Broncos 35-6 Win Over Central Michigan". The Lansing State Journal. October 23, 1949. p. 42 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Broncos Upset Western Reserve Club, 21 to 14". Battle Creek Enquirer. November 13, 1949. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.