1975 Western Michigan Broncos football team
The 1975 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. In their first season under head coach Elliot Uzelac, the Broncos compiled a 1-10 record (0/7 against MAC opponents), finished in ninth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 297 to 119. The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
|1975 Western Michigan Broncos football|
|1975 record||1–10 (0–7 MAC)|
|Head coach||Elliot Uzelac (1st season)|
|Captain||Duncan McKerracher, Jim White|
|Home stadium||Waldo Stadium|
|1975 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|No. 12 Miami $||6||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The team's statistical leaders included Sollie Boone with 318 passing yards, Dan Matthews with 873 rushing yards, and Ted Forrest with 286 receiving yards. Linebacker Duncan McKerracher and fullback/middle guard Jim White were the team captains. For the second consecutive year, fullback Dan Matthews received the team's most outstanding player award.
Uzelac was hired as Western Michigan's head football coach in December 1974. Uzelac was 33 years old at the time of his hiring. He was a Western Michigan alumnus, having graduated in 1964. He had served previously as an assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions.
|September 6||at Central Michigan||L 0–34|
|September 13||Akron||L 21–27|
|September 20||at Minnesota||L 38–0|
|September 27||Northern Illinois||L 0–20|
|October 4||at Bowling Green||L 0–28|
|October 11||Kent State||L 17–22|
|October 18||Toledo||L 7–25|
|October 25||at Marshall||L 19–21|
|November 1||at Ohio||L 10–24|
|November 8||Miami||L 21–44|
|November 15||Eastern Michigan||W 24–10|
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- "1975 Western Michigan Broncos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
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- "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "Football History: Team Awards". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
- "At Western Michigan Uzelac Named New Football Coach". The Times Recorder (Zanesville, OH). December 13, 1974. p. 3B.
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