1964 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team

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1964 Eastern Michigan Hurons football
Conference Presidents' Athletic Conference
1964 record 4–3 (3–2 PAC)
Head coach Fred Trosko (13th season)
MVP Terrance Hurley
Captain George Hanoian, Bill MacGillivray
Home stadium Walter O. Briggs Field
← 1963
1965 →

The 1964 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team represented Eastern Michigan University in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) during the 1964 college football season. In their 13th season under head coach Fred Trosko, the Hurons compiled a 4–3 record (3–2 against PAC opponents) and were outscored by their opponents, 110 to 73.[1]

Trosko had success as the team's coach in the 1950s, but the program suffered a 29-game winless streak (0–27–2) from 1959 to 1962.[2][3] The program's decline followed the decision of the Eastern Michigan administration not to award athletic scholarships. Competing with non-scholarship athletes against schools with scholarship athletes, Trosko's Eastern Michigan teams were unable to compete.[3] In August 1965, Trosko abruptly quit as the school's head football coach,[4] and it was reported that the resignation was the result of "an apparent break with school administrators over policy."[5]


September 26Adrian *
W 7–0
October 10at John CarrollUniversity Heights, OHL 3–7
October 17Allegheny dagger
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 28–7
October 24at Wayne StateDetroitL 0–13
October 31Case Western
  • Briggs Field
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 17–7
November 7at Case WesternClevelandW 48–26
November 14at Ashland*Ashland, OHL 7–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming


  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 163, 170. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fred Trosko Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Former Eastern grid coach Trosko dies". Ludington Daily News. 1999-02-11. 
  4. ^ "EMU Coach Quits Post". Ironwood Daily Globe. August 13, 1965. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Trosko Quits at Eastern". The Owosso Argus-Press. August 11, 1965.