1959 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1959 Western Michigan Broncos football
1959 Western Michigan Broncos football team.jpg
Conference Mid-American Conference
1959 record 4–5 (3–3 MAC)
Head coach Merle Schlosser (3rd season)
MVP Clarence Cheatham
Captain Dick Olmsted
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

The 1959 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1959 college football season. In their third season under head coach Merle Schlosser, the Broncos compiled a 4–5 record (3–3 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC, and outscored their opponents, 185 to 116.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Guard Dick Olmsted was the team captain.[4] Offensive guard Clarence Cheatham received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19at Central Michigan (rivalry) *
L 15–21
September 26Miami (OH)
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 0–21
October 3Marshall
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 51–0
October 10at Bowling GreenBowling Green, OHL 34–0
October 17Washington University *
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 78–0
October 24at ToledoW 24–14
October 31at OhioL 9–12
November 7Kent State
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 7–0
November 14Detroit *
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 0–14
  • *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.