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1957 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1957 record5–3–1 (3–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBennie Oosterbaan (10th season)
MVPJim Pace
CaptainJim Orwig
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Ohio State 7 0 0     9 1 0
#3/3 Michigan State 5 1 0     8 1 0
#6/5 Iowa 4 1 1     7 1 1
#19/15 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 3 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 4 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

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.

ScheduleEdit

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 35–6   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 20–19   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 31–14   101,001
*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
Jim Pace1236645.47
Brad Myers692523.62
Jim Byers311615.20
Bob Ptacek601612.70

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTDLong
Jim Van Pelt8042352.562915.0745
Stan Noskin5224546.134414.3137

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTDLong
Gary Prahst1523315.5245
Brad Myers915917.7233
Walt Johnson912213.6022
Jim Pace1112211.1214

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Jim Pace511422.8035
Mike Shatusky611018.3024
Stan Noskin36822.7025

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Jim Pace89812.3165
Bob Ptacek88210.3025
Brad Myers5408.00

PlayersEdit

  • 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 honorsEdit

  • 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 staffEdit

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