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1954 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
1954 record6–3 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coachBennie Oosterbaan (7th season)
MVPFred Baer
CaptainTed Cachey
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/2 Ohio State 7 0 0     10 0 0
#9/10 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 2 0
#15/15 Michigan 5 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/20 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Iowa 4 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     5 3 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 6 0
Michigan State 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 1 5 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1954 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1954 college football season. The team's head coach was Bennie Oosterbaan. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 25, 1954* at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 14–0   35,076
October 2, 1954* Army Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 26–7   69,161
October 9, 1954 #4/5 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–13   64,283
October 16, 1954 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 7–0   32,972
October 23, 1954† #8/6 Minnesota Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 34–0   70,740
October 30, 1954 Indiana #11/11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 13–9   49,817
November 6, 1954 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   58,777
November 13, 1954 Michigan State #NR/20 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 33–7   97,239
November 20, 1954 at #1/2 Ohio State #12/11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 21–7   78,447
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leadersEdit

RushingEdit

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attemptTouchdowns
Fred Baer1074394.13
Dan Cline973403.53
Ed Hickey451693.80

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTDLong
Jim Maddock3516545.729318.3133
Dan Cline4315434.928118.7363
Duncan McDonald3615641.723715.8132

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTDLong
Ron Kramer2330313.229
Lou Baldacci821126.4163
Dan Cline66110.2033

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Dan Cline816420.5034

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Dan Cline131138.7022
Tom Hendricks16767.01 67
Terry Barr45614.0025

PlayersEdit

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  • Fred Baer - started 6 games at fullback
  • Lou Baldacci - started 5 games at quarterback, 1 game at fullback
  • James Bates - started 4 games at center
  • Tony Branoff - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Ted Cachey - started 9 games at left guard
  • Daniel Cline - started 9 games at left halfback
  • Ronald Geyer - started 6 games at right tackle
  • Edward Hickey - started 1 game at right halfback
  • Dave Hill - started 2 games at fullback
  • Ron Kramer - started 9 games at left end
  • Jim Maddock - started 1 game at quarterback
  • Duncan McDonald - started 3 games at quarterback
  • Tom Maentz - started 5 games at right end
  • Ed Meads - started 9 games at right guard
  • John Morrow - started 3 games at right tackle
  • John Peckham - started 2 games at center
  • Ed Shannon - started 6 games at right halfback
  • Gene Snider - started 3 games at center
  • Art Walker - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Jerry Williams - started 4 games at right end

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Captain: Ted Cachey
  • All-Americans: Art Walker
  • All-Conference: Art Walker, Ron Kramer
  • Most Valuable Player: Fred Baer
  • Meyer Morton Award: Don Dugger

Coaching staffEdit

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