1961 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1961 Western Michigan Broncos football
Aviation Bowl, L 12–20 vs. New Mexico
Conference Mid-American Conference
1961 record 5–4–1 (4–1–1 MAC)
Head coach Merle Schlosser (5th season)
MVP Ed Chlebek
Captain Mike Snodgrass, Ken Reasor
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →

The 1961 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1961 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Merle Schlosser, the Broncos compiled a 5–4–1 record (4–1–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 179 to 143.[1][2] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[3]

Center Mike Snodgrass and guard Ken Reasor were the team captains.[4] Quarterback Ed Chlebek received the team's most outstanding player award.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 16at Central Michigan (rivalry) *
W 27–21
September 23at Detroit *L 14–21
September 30Miami (OH)W 6–3
October 7at Bowling GreenBowling Green, OHL 0–21
October 21at ToledoW 7–0
October 28Marshall
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 20–0
November 4Kent State
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 14–0
November 11Utah State *
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 22–65
November 18at OhioT 20–20
December 9vs. New Mexico (Aviation Bowl) *L 12–20
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1960 - 69". 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.