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1962 Detroit Titans football team

The 1962 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit as an independent during the 1962 college football season. In their first year under head coach John Idzik, the Titans compiled a 1–8 record and were outscored by a combined total of 199 to 90.[1]

1962 Detroit Titans football
ConferenceIndependent
1962 record1–8
Head coachJohn Idzik (1st season)
Home stadiumUniversity of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Memphis State         8 1 0
Oregon State         9 2 0
No. 9 Penn State         9 2 0
West Texas State         9 2 0
Boston College         8 2 0
Utah State         8 2 0
Villanova         7 3 0
Buffalo         6 3 0
Oregon         6 3 1
Houston         7 4 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Holy Cross         6 4 0
Louisville         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Florida State         4 3 3
Air Force         5 5 0
Montana         5 5 0
Navy         5 5 0
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Pacific (CA)         5 5 0
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Syracuse         5 5 0
Texas Western         4 5 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Colgate         3 5 1
Idaho         2 6 1
San Jose State         2 8 1
Boston University         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Detroit         1 8 0
Hardin–Simmons         1 9 0
Colorado State         0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included Jerry Gross with 1,317 passing yards and 24 points scored, Vic Battani with 359 rushing yards, and Tom Bolz with 455 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22at Boston CollegeL 0–27
September 29at XavierL 20–24
October 5New Mexico State
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
L 14–21
October 12Kentucky
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
L 8–27
October 26Dayton
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
L 12–13
November 3at VillanovaL 0–14
November 9Cincinnati
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 15–14
November 17South Carolina
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
L 13–26
November 24at Memphis StateL 8–33

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1962 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "1962 Detroit Mercy Titans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2017.

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