1950 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1950 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1950 record 6–4 (2–2 IIAC)
Head coach Warren Schmakel (1st season)
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 IIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
Central Michigan 2 2 0     6 4 0
Northern Illinois State 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State Normal 0 4 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan College of Education, later renamed Central Michigan University, in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) during the 1950 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Warren Schmakel, the Chippewas compiled a 6–4 record (2–2 against IIAC opponents) and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 209 to 125.[1]

Three Central Michigan players (quarterback Andy MacDonald, end John Partenio, and tackle Jim Schultz) received first-team honors on the All-IIAC team.[2] McDonald broke Central's passing record and led the country's small colleges in passes completed, yards gained, and percentage of completions.[3]

Coach Schmakel resigned after the 1950 season to accept a coaching position at Miami of Ohio. Shmakel was Central Michigan's fourth head football coach in six years.[4] The assistant coaches for the 1950 season were Bill Theunissen, James Jones, Doc Sweeney (line coach, 12th year), Al Thomas, and Bob Bentley.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18 Alma *
W 19–03,000[6]
September 23at Western IllinoisL 7–28 [7]
September 30at Western Michigan (rivalry) *L 13–216,000[8]
October 7 Illinois State Normal
L 13–143,000[9]
October 14 Bowling Green *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 12–06,000[10]
October 21at DePauw *
W 33–20 [11]
October 28at Michigan Normal (rivalry)
W 26–7 [12]
November 3at Northern IllinoisW 26–14 [13]
November 11 Ferris Institute *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 40–0 [14]
November 18at Hillsdale *L 20–21 [15]
  • *Non-conference game

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 109. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 96.
  3. ^ Chippewa yearbook for 1951, p. 75.
  4. ^ Hal Schram (March 30, 1951). "Kelly Back with Chips as Grid Coach: Former Star Quits Post at Arthur Hill". Detroit Free Press. p. 29. 
  5. ^ Chippewa yearbook for 1951, p. 74.
  6. ^ "Chips Rout Alma, 19-0". Detroit Free Press. September 19, 1950. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Stevens Helps Western Rip Central Michigan". The Daily Dispatch. September 25, 1950. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Bronco Eleven Wins Second Straight Tilt". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. October 1, 1950. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Central Michigan Edged in Last Quarter, 14-13". The Lansing State Journal. October 8, 1950. p. 50 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Soph Runs Kickoff 100 Yards as Chips Nip Bowling Green". The Lansing State Journal. October 15, 1950. p. 46 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "DePauw's 'Old Gold' Festivity Spoiled". The Indianapolis News. October 21, 1950. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Central Michigan Beats Michigan Normal, 26-7". Chicago Tribune. October 29, 1950. p. 2-3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Chippewas Win, 26-14". The Lansing State Journal. November 4, 1950. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Central Michigan Hands Ferris Institute 40-0 Defeat". The Lansing State Journal. November 12, 1950. p. 46 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "Hillsdale Nips Central Michigan". Port Huron Times Herald. November 19, 1950. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 

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