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1926 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten Co-Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1926 record7–1 (5–0 Big Ten)
Head coachFielding H. Yost (25th season)
MVPBenny Friedman
CaptainBenny Friedman
Home stadiumFerry Field
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Michigan § 5 0 0     7 1 0
#10T Northwestern § 5 0 0     7 1 0
#7 Ohio State 3 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 2 1 1     5 2 1
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 2 1
#10T Illinois 2 2 0     6 2 0
Minnesota 2 2 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 5 0     3 5 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1926 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the college football season of 1926. The team's head football coach was Fielding H. Yost in his last season as head coach after 26 years at the institution (25 as head coach). The 1926 team compiled a record of 7–1 and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2, 1926* Oklahoma A&M Ferry FieldAnn Arbor, MI W 42–3   18,000
October 9, 1926* Michigan State Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 55–3   33,000
October 16, 1926 Minnesota Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–0   48,000
October 23, 1926† Illinois Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 13–0   48,000
October 30, 1926* at Navy Baltimore StadiumBaltimore, MD L 10–0   80,000
November 6, 1926 Wisconsin Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 37–0   48,000
November 13, 1926 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 17–16   90,411
November 20, 1926 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7–6   55,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

Varsity letter winnersEdit

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1926 football team:[1]

aMa letter winnersEdit

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1926 football team:[1]

  • Dudley G. Black – fullback
  • Frank A. Harrigan – halfback
  • Maxwell E. Nickerson – tackle
  • Marshall Boden – end
  • Frank E. Meese – tackle
  • Otto Pommerening, Ann Arbor, Michigan – started 1 game at left tackle
  • Raymond A. Cragin – center
  • George A. Nicholson, Jr. – center

Awards and honorsEdit

  • All-Americans: Benny Friedman, Bennie Oosterbaan
  • All-Conference: Bennie Oosterbaan, Benny Friedman, William Flora
  • Most Valuable Player: Benny Friedman
  • Meyer Morton Award: George Rich

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1927 Michiganesian, "Varsity Football Team," page 214.

External linksEdit

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