1957 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1957 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1957 record 4–6 (4–2 IIAC)
Head coach Kenneth "Bill" Kelly (7th season)
MVP Gordon Rinquist
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 IIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Michigan $ 6 0 0     6 3 0
Western Illinois 4 2 0     5 4 0
Central Michigan 4 2 0     4 6 0
Southern Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 0
Illinois State         5 3 0
Northern Illinois State 1 5 0     2 7 0
Eastern Illinois 0 6 0     0 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan College, renamed Central Michigan University in 1959, in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) during the 1957 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Kenneth "Bill" Kelly, the Chippewas compiled a 4–6 record (4–2 against IIAC opponents) and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 222 to 220.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Herb Kipke with 511 passing yards and Walter Beach with 1,084 rushing yards and 313 receiving yards.[2] Guard Gordon Rinquist received the team's most valuable player award.[3] Three Central Michigan players (Beach, Rinquist, and fullback Theo Winieckie) received first-team honors on the All-IIAC team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 14vs. Bradley *L 7–14
September 21 Western Michigan (rivalry) *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 0–33
September 28 Hillsdale *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 14–35
October 5at Illinois State NormalL 20–24
October 11at Eastern Michigan (rivalry)
L 6–39
October 19 Northern Illinois
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 52–12
October 26at Louisville *
L 0–40
November 2 Eastern Illinois
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 61–6
November 9at Southern IllinoisW 21–12
November 16 Western Illinois
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 39–7
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 110. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2015 Media Guide, pp. 88-89.
  3. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 96.

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