1948 Michigan Wolverines football team


1948 Michigan Wolverines football team

NCAATeamFootballSeason
Year=1948
Team=Michigan Wolverines


Conference=Big Ten Conference
Division=
ShortConference=Big Ten
CoachRank=
APRank=1
Record=9-0
ConfRecord=6-0
HeadCoach=Bennie Oosterbaan
OffCoach=
DefCoach=
OScheme=
DScheme=
StadiumArena=Michigan Stadium
Champion=National Champion
BowlTourney=
BowlTourneyResult=
The 1948 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan during the 1948 college football season. The team's head football coach was Bennie Oosterbaan. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

chedule

CFB Schedule Entry
date = 09/25/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Michigan State Spartans
opprank =
site_stadium =
site_cityst = East Lansing, MI
gamename =
tv =
score = 13-7
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/02/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Oregon
opprank =
site_stadium = Michigan Stadium
site_cityst = Ann Arbor, Michigan
gamename =
tv =
score = 14-0
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/09/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank = 7
opponent = Purdue
opprank =
site_stadium =
site_cityst =
gamename =
tv =
score = 40-0
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/16/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank = 4
opponent = Northwestern
opprank =
site_stadium = Michigan Stadium
site_cityst = Ann Arbor, MI
gamename =
tv =
score = 28-0
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/23/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Minnesota
opprank =
site_stadium =
site_cityst =
gamename =
tv =
score = 27-14
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 10/30/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank = 1
opponent = Illinois
opprank =
site_stadium = Michigan Stadium
site_cityst = Ann Arbor, MI
gamename =
tv =
score = 28-20
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/06/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank = 2
opponent = Navy
opprank =
site_stadium = Michigan Stadium
site_cityst = Ann Arbor, MI
gamename =
tv =
score = 35-0
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/13/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank = 1
opponent = Indiana
opprank =
site_stadium = Michigan Stadium
site_cityst = Ann Arbor, MI
gamename =
tv =
score = 54-0
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = 11/20/1948
time =
w/l = w
nonconf =
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank = 1
opponent = Ohio State Buckeyes
opprank =
site_stadium =
site_cityst = Columbus, OH
gamename =
tv =
score = 13-3
overtime =

tarting lineup

* Left End: Oswald Clark, Dick Rifenburg, Harry Allis
* Left Tackle: Joe Soboleski, Alvin Wistert, James Atchinson
* Left Guard: Dominic Tomasi, Lloyd Heneveld, Quentin Sickels
* Center: Robert Erben, Dan Dworsky
* Right Guard: Stu Wilkins, Quentin Sickels, Lloyd Heneveld, McClelland
* Right Tackle: Ralph Kohl, Robert Wahl
* Right End: Ed McNeill, Irv Wisniewski
* Quarterback: Pete Elliott
* Fullback: Tom Peterson, Dick Kempthorn, John Ghindia
* Left Halfback: Chuck Ortmann, Harry Allis, Gene Derricotte
* Right Halfback: Leo Koceski, Walt Teninga

Awards

* Captain: Dominic Tomasi
* All-Americans: Dick Rifenburg, Pete Elliott, Alvin Wistert
* All-Conference: Dick Rifenburg, Alvin Wistert, Dominic Tomasi, Pete Elliott
* Most Valuable Player: Dominic Tomasi
* Meyer Morton Award: Leo Koceski

Coaching staff

Jack Blott, George Ceithaml, Cliff Keen, Ernie McCoy, Bill Orwig, Don Robinson, Wally Weber, J.T. White

External links

* [http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1948fbt.htm 1948 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History]


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