1954 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1954 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1954 record 4–5 (3–4 MAC)
Head coach Jack Petoskey (2nd season)
MVP Jack Kelder
Captain Les Koster
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →

The 1954 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan College of Education (later renamed Western Michigan University) in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1954 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jack Petoskey, the Broncos compiled a 4–5 record (3–4 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 186 to 136.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Tackle Les Koster was the team captain.[4] Offensive tackle Jack Kelder received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25Central Michigan (rivalry)L 19–25[6]
October 2at MarshallL 13–47
October 9Bowling Green
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 20–15[7]
October 16Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 7–19[8]
October 23at Washington UniversityW 7–68,000[9]
October 30at MiamiL 0–489,900[10]
November 6Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 19–6[11]
November 13Western Reserve
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 38–0[12]
November 20at Kent StateL 13–201,000[13]

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. ^ "Western Michigan Loses To Chippewas, 25 to 19". Battle Creek Enquirer. September 26, 1954. p. 4-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Broncs Win Close Game". Lansing State Journal. October 10, 1954. p. 56 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Toledo Outscores Broncos, 19 to 7". Battle Creek Enquirer. October 17, 1954. p. 35 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Western Michigan's Late Tally Spoils Bears' Homecoming". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 24, 1954. p. 1E – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "'Skins Take Mid-American Title By Routing Bronco Eleven, 48-0". The Cincinnati Enquirer. October 31, 1954. p. 55 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Western Michigan Rocks Ohio University, 19-6". Battle Creek Enquirer. November 7, 1954. p. 4-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Broncos Rip Favored Foe By 38 to 0". Battle Creek Enquirer. November 14, 1954. p. 4-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Kent State Rallies For 20-13 Win". The Akron Beacon Journal. November 21, 1954. pp. 1C, 3C – via Newspapers.com.