1953 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1953 Western Michigan Broncos football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1953 record1–6–1 (0–4–1 MAC)
Head coachJack Petoskey (1st season)
MVPLeslie Koster
CaptainFloyd Stollsteimer
Home stadiumWaldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →

The 1953 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1953 college football season. In their first season under head coach Jack Petoskey, the Broncos compiled a 1–6–1 record (0–4–1 against MAC opponents), finished in sixth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 238 to 66.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Guard Floyd Stollsteimer was the team captain.[4] Offensive tackle Leslie Koster received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

In December 1952, assistant coach Jack Petoskey was appointed as the team's new head coach.[6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at Central Michigan L 0–21[7]
October 3at Illinois WesleyanBloomington, ILW 20–7[8]
October 10Miami (OH)L 6–52[9]
October 17at ToledoL 7–19[10]
October 24Washington Universitydagger
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 7–188,000[11]
October 31Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 12–67[12]
November 7at Western ReserveClevelandT 14–14< 200[13]
November 14Kent State
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 13–202,500[14]
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1950 - 59". 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. ^ "Petoskey Gets Top Bronc Job". Detroit Free Press. December 13, 1952. p. 13.
  7. ^ "Central Michigan Blanks Western Michigan, 21-0". Lansing State Journal. September 27, 1953. p. 63 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Illinois Wesleyan Loses, 20-7, to Michigan Foe". Chicago Tribune. October 4, 1953. p. 2-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Miami Tramples Western Michigan". The Tribune (Coshocton, OH). October 11, 1953. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Toledo U. Defeats Western Michigan". Battle Creek Enquirer. October 18, 1953. p. 35 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Ted Dunn Scores Twice as Bears Beat Western Mich., 18-7". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 25, 1953. p. Sports 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Bobcats Ramble, 67-12: Ohio U. Smothers Western Michigan". The Akron Beacon Journal. November 1, 1953. p. 52 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "W. Reserve, Broncos Tie". Detroit Free Press. November 8, 1953. p. D5 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Mariano Leads Kent Past W. Michigan, 40-0". Akron Beacon Journal. November 15, 1953. p. 4B – via Newspapers.com.