1964 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1964 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1964 record 3–6 (2–4 MAC)
Head coach Bill Doolittle (1st season)
MVP Jim Reid
Captain Troy Allen, Paul Rakow, Tom Titcomb
Home stadium Waldo Stadium
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bowling Green $ 5 1 0     9 1 0
Marshall 4 2 0     7 3 0
Miami 4 2 0     6 3 1
Ohio 3 2 1     5 4 1
Western Michigan 2 4 0     3 6 0
Kent State 1 4 1     3 5 1
Toledo 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1964 college football season. In their first season under head coach Bill Doolittle, the Broncos compiled a 3–6 record (2–4 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 185 to 77.[1][2][3] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Bob Radlinski with 469 passing yards, Troy Allen with 185 rushing yards, and Allen Howze with 94 receiving yards.[5] Quarterback Troy Allen, tackle Paul Rakow, and end Tom Titcomb were the team captains.[6] Center Jim Reid received the team's most outstanding player award.[7]

Bill Doolittle was hired as Western's head football coach on January 20, 1964. He had played quarterback at Ohio State from 1946 to 1948 and was the backfield coach at Army during the 1962 and 1963 seasons.[8]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19at LouisvilleW 10–7
September 26Central Michigan L 6–18
October 3at Miami (OH)L 0–35
October 10Bowling Green
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 8–28
October 17at Kent StateW 12–9
October 24Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 13–21
October 31at MarshallL 7–16
November 7Ohio
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 13–8
November 14at BYUL 8–43

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. ^ "1964 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. ^ "1964 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.
  8. ^ "New Football Regime: Broncos Name Doolittle". Detroit Free Press. January 21, 1964. p. 1D.