1974 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team

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1974 Eastern Michigan Hurons football
Conference Independent
1974 record 4–6–1
Head coach George Mans (1st season)
Captain John Banaszak, Mike Nally
Home stadium Rynearson Stadium
← 1973
1975 →

The 1974 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team represented Eastern Michigan University as an independent during the 1974 NCAA Division II football season. In their first season under head coach George Mans, the Hurons compiled a 4–6–1 record and were outscored by their opponents, 178 to 143.[1]

Coach Mans had been an assistant football coach at the University of Michigan since 1966. He was hired by Eastern Michigan in February 1974.[2] In his first season as head coach, the Hurons started the season with only one win in the first four games, but the team finished strong, going 3–2–1 in the final five games. The team's victories were against Western Michigan (20–19), Northern Michigan (24–0), Ball State (17–9), and Toledo (28–12).[3]


September 7at Miami (OH)L 0–39
September 14Western MichiganW 20–19
September 21Northeast Louisiana
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 14–17
September 28Kent State dagger
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 0–13
October 5at Arkansas StateL 7–14
October 12at McNeese StateT 6–6
October 19at Northern MichiganMarquette, MIW 24–0
October 26Ball State
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 17–9
November 2Central Michigan (rivalry)
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 13–28
November 16at Weber StateL 14–21
November 23at ToledoW 28–12
  • daggerHomecoming

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 164, 170. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mans' New Job". Dunkirk Evening Observer (UPI story). February 28, 1974. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "Northern Michigan has eye on playoff spot". Record-Eagle. November 14, 1975.