1962 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1962 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1962 record 5–4 (3–3 MAC)
Head coach Merle Schlosser (6th season)
MVP Bill Schlee
Captain Mike Maul, Roger Theder
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bowling Green $ 5 0 1     7 1 1
Ohio 5 1 0     8 3 0
Miami 3 1 1     8 2 1
Western Michigan 3 3 0     5 4 0
Kent State 2 4 0     3 6 0
Toledo 1 5 0     3 6 0
Marshall 0 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1962 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Merle Schlosser, the Broncos compiled a 5–4 record (3–3 against MAC opponents), finished in fourth place in the MAC, and outscored their opponents, 158 to 112.[1][2][3] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Roger Theder with 824 passing yards, Bill Schlee with 599 rushing yards, and Jim Bednar with 255 receiving yards.[5] Center Mike Maul and quarterback Roger Theder were the team captains.[6] Fullback Bill Schlee received the team's most outstanding player award.[7]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15Central Michigan (rivalry) *W 28–0
September 22at Louisville *L 21–27
September 29at Miami (OH)L 7–17
October 6Bowling Green
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 6–10
October 20Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 21–0
October 27at MarshallW 12–0
November 3at Kent StateW 19–6
November 10BYU *
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 28–20
November 17Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 16–32
  • *Non-conference game

See also[edit]

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. ^ "1962 Western Michigan Broncos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Waldo Stadium". Western Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1962 Western Michigan Broncos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Football History: Team Awards". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.