1958 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1958 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1958 record 7–3 (4–2 IIAC)
Head coach Kenneth "Bill" Kelly (8th season)
MVP Walter Beach
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 IIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Illinois 5 1 0     6 1 1
Southern Illinois 4 2 0     7 2 0
Central Michigan 4 2 0     7 3 0
Eastern Michigan 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northern Illinois State 2 4 0     4 5 0
Illinois State         3 6 0
Eastern Illinois 1 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan College, renamed Central Michigan University in 1959, in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) during the 1958 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Kenneth "Bill" Kelly, the Chippewas compiled a 7–3 record (4–2 against IIAC opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 216 to 204.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Oarie Lemanski with 455 passing yards and Walter Beach with 929 rushing yards and 264 receiving yards.[2] Beach received the team's most valuable player award for the first of two consecutive years,[3] and he was also named most valuable player in the IIAC.[4] Five Central Michigan players (Beach, defensive end Don Beemer, defensive back Al Bernardi, defensive tackle Gene Knoblach, and guard Jerry Sieracki) received first-team honors on the All-IIAC team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 13 at Northern Michigan * W 27–14 5,000 [5]
September 20 at Western Michigan (rivalry) * W 33–32 [6]
September 27 vs. Hillsdale * W 19–13 [7]
October 4 Illinois State Normal
W 33–6 [8]
October 11 Eastern Michigan (rivalry) *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 7–6 [9]
October 18 at Northern Illinois W 33–23 [10]
October 25 Louisville *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 7–40 9,500 [11]
November 1 at Eastern Illinois W 27–8 [12]
November 8 Southern Illinois
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 7–24 [13]
November 15 at Western Illinois L 23–38 [14]
  • *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. ^ a b 2015 Media Guide, p. 96.
  5. ^ "Chips Beat Northern in Grid Opener". Detroit Free Press. September 14, 1958. p. 6C – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Central Michigan Wins Scoring Bee, 33 to 32". The Lansing State Journal. September 21, 1958. p. 64 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Central Michigan Jolts Hillsdale '11', 19 to 13". The Lansing State Journal. September 28, 1958. p. 73 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Beach Paces Chips To 33-6 IIAC Win". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. October 5, 1958. p. 3-3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Central Michigan Nips Hurons by a 7-6 Score". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. October 12, 1958. p. 37 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Chippewas Rally For Sixth, 33-23". Detroit Free Press. October 19, 1958. p. 6F – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Central Michigan Handed 40-7 Setback by Louisville". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. October 26, 1958. p. 4-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Beach Leads Chips To 27 to 8 Victory". The Lansing State Journal. November 2, 1958. p. 61 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Central Michigan Absorbs 24-7 Upset". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. November 9, 1958. p. 3-3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Western Ill. Rallies To Take Crown". Chicago Tribune. November 16, 1958. p. 2-6 – via Newspapers.com. 

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