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1965 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1965 record4–6 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (7th season)
MVPBill Yearby
CaptainTom Cecchini
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/1 Michigan State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#NR/11 Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
#NR/13 Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1965 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1965 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18, 1965* at North Carolina #4/NA Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 31–24   41,000
September 25, 1965* California #4/NA Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 10–7   81,417
October 2, 1965* Georgia #7/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 15–7   59,470
October 9, 1965 #5/4 Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 24–7   103,219
October 16, 1965† #7/6 Purdue Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 17–15   85,905
October 23, 1965 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 14–13   58,519
October 30, 1965 Wisconsin Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 50–14   66,907
November 6, 1965 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 23–3   50,136
November 13, 1965 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 34–22   40,007
November 20, 1965 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 9–7   77,733
*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
Carl Ward1126395.72
Dave Fisher1395754.13
Wally Gabler852653.17

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTD
Wally Gabler12558246.482514.24
Dick Vidmer6631647.045414.71

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTDLong
Jack Clancy5276214.75
Steve C. Smith2131414.9039
Ernie Sharpe46215.50

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Carl Ward1019319.3027
Rick Volk68113.5028
Dick Sygar35618.7021

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Dick Sygar1012112.10
Richard Wells78912.7014
Rick Volk10737.3016

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

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