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1958 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1958 record2–6–1 (1–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBennie Oosterbaan (11th season)
MVPBob Ptacek
CaptainJohn Herrnstein
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Iowa 5 1 0     8 1 1
#7/6 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
#8/7 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
#13/11 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1958 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1958 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 27, 1958* USC Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–19   76,603
October 4, 1958 at Michigan State #16/15 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI T 12–12   75,071
October 11, 1958* #12/13 Navy #14/12 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 20–14   80,756
October 18, 1958 at #17/19 Northwestern #19/19 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 55–24   34,852
October 25, 1958† Minnesota Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–19   72,591
November 1, 1958 #2/1 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 37–14   68,918
November 8, 1958 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 21–8   58,608
November 15, 1958 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 8–6   47,590
November 22, 1958 at #11/9 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 20–14   79,771
*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
Darrell Harper553095.62
Brad Myers822022.53
Fred Julian451804.00

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTDLong
Bob Ptacek11565956.576011.7337
Stan Noskin2913144.820415.7133
Darrell Harper148057.113116.4056

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTDLong
Gary Prahst2231314.2237
Brad Myers171699.9035
Darrell Harper1313710.5136

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Brad Myers817321.6029
Bob Ptacek613422.3041
Fred Julian58817.6025

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Bob Ptacek8739.1019
Brad Myers7639.0020
Darrell Harper5336.6015

PlayersEdit

  • Jared Bushong - started 1 game at right tackle
  • Alex Callahan - started 9 games at left guard
  • Donald R. Deskins - started 8 games at right tackle
  • James Dickey - started 9 games at center
  • George Genyk - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Darrell Harper - started 3 games at left halfback
  • John Herrnstein - started 3 games at fullback
  • Fred Julian - started 9 games at right halfback
  • Walter Johnson - started 9 games at right end
  • Jerry Marcinak - started 9 games at right guard
  • Brad Myers - started 6 games at left halfback
  • Gary Prahst - started 9 games at left end
  • Bob Ptacek - started 9 games at quarterback
  • Tony Rio - started 2 games at fullback
  • Gene Sisinyak - started 4 games at fullback
  • Willie Smith - tackle

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Captain: John Herrnstein
  • Most Valuable Player: Bob Ptacek
  • Meyer Morton Award: Dick Syring
  • John Maulbetsch Award: John Walker

Coaching staffEdit

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