1958 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1958 Western Michigan Broncos football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1958 record4–5 (2–4 MAC)
Head coachMerle Schlosser (2nd season)
MVPLovell Coleman
CaptainJack Krueger, Jim Eger
Home stadiumWaldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →

The 1958 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1958 college football season. In their second season under head coach Merle Schlosser, the Broncos compiled a 4–5 record (2–4 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 200 to 188.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Guard Jack Krueger and center Jim Eger were the team captains.[4] Fullback Lovell Coleman received the team's most outstanding player award.[5] Coleman rushed for 1,068 yards in the 1958, including a school record 279 yards against Central Michigan.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 20Central Michigan *L 32–33
September 27at Miami (OH)L 20–34
October 4at MarshallW 30–24
October 11Bowling Green
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 6–40
October 18at Washington University *W 34–2
October 25Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 6–21
November 1Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 21–14
November 8Western Reserve *
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 33–0
November 15at Kent StateL 6–32
  • *Non-conference game

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.