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1927 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1927 record6–2 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coachElton Wieman (1st season)
MVPBennie Oosterbaan
CaptainBennie Oosterbaan
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Illinois § 5 0 0     7 0 1
#3 Minnesota § 3 0 1     6 0 2
#7 Michigan 3 2 0     6 2 0
Chicago 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 0     6 2 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     4 4 0
Ohio State 2 3 0     4 4 0
Indiana 1 2 1     3 4 1
Iowa 1 4 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     4 4 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1927 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1927 college football season. The team's head coach was Elton Wieman. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1, 1927* [[{{{school}}}|Ohio Wesleyan]] Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 33–0   17,483
October 8, 1927* Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 21–0   27,864
October 15, 1927 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 14–0   32,645
October 22, 1927 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 21–0   84,401
October 29, 1927 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14–0   61,924
November 5, 1927 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 14–0   53,042
November 12, 1927* Navy Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–12   83,650
November 19, 1927† Minnesota Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 13–7   84,423
*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 1929 football team:[1]

  • Ray Baer – started 8 games at right guard
  • Alan Bovard – started 6 games at center
  • Victor E. Domhoff – quarterback
  • Fred W. Fuller – fullback
  • Norman Gabel – started 6 games at right tackle
  • Joe Gembis – halfback
  • Louis Gilbert – started 6 games at right halfback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Frank A. Harrigan – started 1 game at left tackle
  • LeRoy G. Heston – started 2 games at right end
  • Leo W. Hoffman – started 5 games at quarterback
  • James F. Miller – started 3 games at quarterback, 2 games at left halfback
  • Herman Z. Nyland – started 4 games at right end
  • Bennie Oosterbaan – started 8 games at left end
  • John M. Palmeroli – started 7 games at left guard, 1 game at left tackle
  • Howard W. Poe – started 1 game at right tackle
  • Otto Pommerening – started 6 games at left tackle, 1 game at left guard
  • William H. Puckelwartz – started 2 games at left halfback, 2 games at right halfback
  • George E. Rich – started 8 games at fullback
  • John B. Schoenfeld – started 1 game at center
  • Laverne "Kip" Taylor – started 1 game at right end
  • John Dallas Whittle – quarterback

aMa letter winnersEdit

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1927 football team:[1]

  • Sam Babcock – started 3 games at left halfback
  • Marshall H. Boden – started 1 game at right end
  • Clare F. Carter – end
  • Roy Cragin – center
  • Paul Flajole – guard
  • Walter E. Geistert – halfback
  • Henry Grinnell - started 1 game at right tackle
  • Douglas Kerr - end
  • Jennings McBride – quarterback
  • George Nicholson, Jr. - guard
  • Roy F. Parker - guard
  • Edwin B. Poorman - tackle
  • James S. Robbins - tackle
  • Bruce Schwarze - halfback
  • Harvey G. Straub - quarterback
  • Dominic Sullo - halfback
  • Carl Thisted - started 1 game at center
  • Harold Walder - tackle

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Captain: Bennie Oosterbaan
  • All-Americans: Bennie Oosterbaan
  • All-Conference: Bennie Oosterbaan, Raymond Baer, Louis Gilbert
  • Most Valuable Player: Bennie Oosterbaan
  • Meyer Morton Award: Laverne (Kip) Taylor

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1928 Michiganesian, "1927 Varsity Squad," page 192.

External linksEdit

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