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1957 Michigan Wolverines football team

1957
Conference Big Ten Conference
1957 record 5–3–1 (3–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan (10th year)
MVP Jim Pace
Captain Jim Orwig
Home stadium Michigan Stadium

The 1957 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1957 college football season. The team's head coach was Bennie Oosterbaan. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 28, 1957 at USC* #10/6 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 16–6   43,569
October 5, 1957 Georgia* #10/8 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 26–0   84,165
October 12, 1957 #2/2 Michigan State #6/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 6–35   101,001
October 19, 1957 Northwestern #18/NR Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 34–14   71,513
October 26, 1957 at #14/12 Minnesota #20/16 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 24–7   63,523
November 2, 1957 #3/3 Iowa #12/12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 21–21   90,583
November 9, 1957 at Illinois #11/9 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il L 19–20   47,886
November 16, 1957 Indiana #18/NR Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–13   56,616
November 23, 1957 Ohio State #19/17 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 14–34   101,001
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders

Rushing

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Jim Pace 123 664 5.4 7
Brad Myers 69 252 3.6 2
Jim Byers 31 161 5.2 0
Bob Ptacek 60 161 2.7 0

Passing

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD Long
Jim Van Pelt 80 42 3 52.5 629 15.0 7 45
Stan Noskin 52 24 5 46.1 344 14.3 1 37

Receiving

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Gary Prahst 15 233 15.5 2 45
Brad Myers 9 159 17.7 2 33
Walt Johnson 9 122 13.6 0 22
Jim Pace 11 122 11.1 2 14

Kickoff returns

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jim Pace 5 114 22.8 0 35
Mike Shatusky 6 110 18.3 0 24
Stan Noskin 3 68 22.7 0 25

Punt returns

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jim Pace 8 98 12.3 1 65
Bob Ptacek 8 82 10.3 0 25
Brad Myers 5 40 8.0 0

Players

  • Robert Boshoven - started 1 game at right end
  • Dave Bowers - started 1 game at left end
  • James Byers- started 4 games at fullback
  • Alex Callahan - started 1 game at left guard
  • James Davies - started 9 games at right tackle
  • Larry Faul - started 8 games at left guard
  • Jerry Goebel - started 5 games at center
  • John Herrnstein - started 4 games at fullback
  • Dick Heynen - started 1 game at left tackle
  • Walter Johnson - started 8 games at right end
  • Jerry Marciniak - started 1 game at right guard
  • Brad Myers - started 3 games at right halfback
  • Stan Noskin - started 2 games at quarterback
  • Marv Nyren - started 8 games at right guard
  • Jim Orwig - started 8 games at left tackle
  • Jim Pace - started 9 games at left halfback
  • Gary Prahst - started 8 games at left end
  • Mike Shatusky - started 6 games at right halfback
  • Willie Smith - tackle
  • Gene Snider - started 4 games at center
  • Jim Van Pelt - started 7 games at quarterback (7)

Awards and honors

  • Captain: Jim Orwig
  • All-Americans: Jim Pace
  • All-Conference: Jim Pace
  • Most Valuable Player: Jim Pace
  • Meyer Morton Award: Charles Teusher
  • John Maulbetsch Award: George Genyk

Coaching staff

References

External links

  • 1957 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
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