1965 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1965 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1965 record 5–5 (3–1 IIAC)
Head coach Kenneth "Bill" Kelly (15th season)
MVP Pat Boyd
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 IIAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Northern Illinois State 4 0 0     9 1 0
Central Michigan 3 1 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) during the 1965 college football season. In their 15th season under head coach Kenneth "Bill" Kelly, the Chippewas compiled a 5–5 record (3–1 against IIAC opponents), lost four straight games to start the season, won four straight to end the season, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 193 to 144.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Pat Boyd with 1,604 passing yards, halfback Jim Acitelli with 445 rushing yards, and halfback Wally Hempton with 605 receiving yards.[2] Boyd threw a school record 17 interceptions in 1965,[3] but also set a school record for passing yards in a season and received the team's most valuable player award.[4] Eight Central Michigan players (Hempton, Acitelli, halfback Don Krueger, tackles Norb Miller and John Plec, offensive guard/defensive end Lyle Spalding, center Tom Stoops, and defensive guard Paul Verska) received first-team honors on the All-IIAC team.[5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11 Wisconsin State-Whitewater *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 13–35
September 17at Youngstown State * Youngstown, OHL 14–35
September 25 Western Michigan *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI (rivalry)
L 13–21
October 2 Northern Illinois
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 14–19
October 9at Northern Michigan * Marquette, MIW 13–0
October 16 Hillsdale *
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 0–13
October 23at Illinois StateW 32–8
October 30at Western IllinoisW 9–7
November 6 Eastern Illinois
  • Alumni Field
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 48–6
November 13at Ferris Institute * Big Rapids, MIW 37–0
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 111. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  2. ^ 2015 Media Guide, pp. 88-89.
  3. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 81.
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  5. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 96.

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