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1946 Michigan Wolverines football team

1946
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #6
1946 record 6–2–1 (5–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Fritz Crisler (9th year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing formation
MVP Bob Chappuis
Captain Art Renner
Home stadium Michigan Stadium

The 1946 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1946 college football season. The team's head coach was Fritz Crisler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28, 1946 Indiana Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21–0   71,660
October 5, 1946 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   56,515
October 12, 1946 #2 Army* #4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 13–20   85,938
October 19, 1946 #10 Northwestern #5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 14–14   74,089
October 26, 1946 Illinois #8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 9–13   85,938
November 2, 1946 at Minnesota #13 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 21–0   58,476
November 9, 1946 Michigan State* #11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 55–7   76,373
November 16, 1946 Wisconsin #10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 28–6   64,085
November 23, 1946 at Ohio State #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 58–6   79,735
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players

Varsity letter winners

  • Edward H. Bahlow - end
  • Robert M. Ballou - tackle
  • Jim Brieske - placekicker, and 1 game as starter at center
  • George Burg - guard
  • Bob Callahan - center
  • Jack Carpenter - started 4 games at right tackle
  • Bob Chappuis - started 4 games at left halfback
  • Ralph L. Chubb[1] - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Fenwick J. Crane - tackle
  • William L. Culligan - halfback
  • Robert Derleth - started 3 games at left tackle
  • Gene Derricotte - started 5 games at left halfback
  • Dan Dworsky - started 1 game at fullback
  • Bump Elliott - started 3 games at right halfback
  • Pete Elliott - started 1 game at quarterback
  • Henry Fonde - halfback
  • Len Ford - started 4 games at left end
  • Donovan P. Hershberger - end
  • Bruce Hilkene - started 6 games at left tackle
  • George Kraeger - started 5 games at right guard
  • John F. Lintol - guard
  • Elmer Madar - started 7 games at right end
  • Bob Mann - started 2 games at left end
  • Edward D. McNeill[2] - started 3 games at left end
  • Tony Momsen -
  • Bill Pritula - started 5 games at right tackle
  • Art Renner - started 2 games at right end
  • Dick Rifenburg - end
  • Don Robinson - quarterback
  • Quentin Sickels - started 3 games at right guard
  • Joe Soboleski - guard
  • Dominic Tomasi - started 9 games at left guard
  • Robert W. Vernier - quarterback
  • Harold Watts - started 2 games at center
  • Jack Weisenburger - started 3 games at quarterback, 2 games at fullback, 1 game at right halfback
  • J. T. White - started 6 games at center
  • Paul White - started 3 games at right halfback
  • Bob Wiese - started 6 games at fullback
  • Stu Wilkins - started 1 game at right guard
  • Howard Yerges - started 5 games at quarterback

Awards and honors

Coaching staff

References

External links

  • 1946 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
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