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1944 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 8
1944 record8–2 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coachFritz Crisler (7th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing formation
MVPDon Lund
CaptainBob Wiese (until November 1)
CaptainDon Lund (after November 1)
CaptainJoseph Ponsetto (after November 1)
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1944 college football season. The team's head coach was Fritz Crisler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16, 1944* Iowa Pre-Flight Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 12–7   20,243
September 23, 1944* at Marquette Marquette StadiumMilwaukee, WI W 14–0   12,366
September 30, 1944 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 20–0   18,477
October 7, 1944 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 28–13   37,256
October 14, 1944 Northwestern #12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–0   30,861
October 28, 1944 Purdue #10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 40–14   44,276
November 4, 1944* at Penn #10 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 41–19   39,557
November 11, 1944† #10 Illinois #8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–0   43,922
November 18, 1944 Wisconsin #5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–0   20,885
November 25, 1944 at #3 Ohio State #6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 18–14   71,958
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

Varsity letter winnersEdit

The following 30 players received varsity letters for their participation on the 1944 Michigan football team.[1] For players who were starters, the list also includes the number of games started by position.[2]

Non-varsity letter winnersEdit

The following 36 players appeared on the roster of the 1944 Michigan football team but did not receive varsity letters.[1]

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "University of Michigan Football Rosters: 1944". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. http://141.211.39.65/allroster/FMPro?-DB=allrost.fp5&-Format=fbresult.htm&-SortField=name&-SortOrder=Ascend&year=1944&-max=170&-Find.
  2. "1944 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1944fbt.htm.
  3. Clement Bauman, born January 19, 1925, died April 1968, SSN issued Ohio
  4. Ralph L. Chubb, born March 24, 1924, died February 25, 2002, SSN issued Michigan, last address Green Valley, Arizona
  5. William L. Culligan, born March 11, 1924, died September 25, 2008, SSN issued Michigan, last address Jackson, Michigan
  6. Arthur N. Leroux, born September 7, 1924, died February 18, 2005, SSN issued Michigan, last address Muskegon, Michigan
  7. John Lintol, born December 21, 1924, died September 1973, SSN issued Michigan

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