1929 Football Team

Overall Record: 5-3-1 Conference Record: 1-3-1,/
Conference Finish: 8th place tie
Coach: Harry G. Kipke
Captain: Joe Truskowski
All-Conference: Alan Bovard
Most Valuable Player: James Simrall
Meyer Morton Award: Roy Hudson
Trainer: Charles Hoyt
Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, Franklin Cappon, Ray Courtwright, Clifford Keen, Bennie Oosterbaan, George Veenker
Manager: Richard B. Fogarty, Arthur Highfield (ass't), Charles Reynolds (ass't), Herbert Grosberg (ass't), Hugh Clarke (ass't)

OpponentDateSiteResult Attend.
Albion 09/28 H W 39-0 16,412
Mount Union 09/28 H W 16-6 16,412
Michigan State 10/05 H W 17-0 30,494
Purdue 10/12 A L 16-30 18,484
Ohio State 10/19 H L 0-7 85,088
Illinois 10/26 A L 0-14 53,403
Harvard (HC) 11/09 H W 14-12 85,042
Minnesota 11/16 A W 7-6 58,160
Iowa 11/23 H T 0-0 50,619
Totals109-75397,702

Starting Lineups                  
PositionPlayer
left end Joe Truskowski (7)
William Hewitt (2)
left tackle Edward Hayden (5)
Howard Auer (2)
Maynard Morrison
Edwin Poorman
left guard Howard Poe (8)
Alfred Steinke
center Alan Bovard (9)
right guard Alfred Steinke (8)
Howard Poe
right tackle Howard Auer (5)
Tom Roach
Leo Draveling
Edwin Poorman
Edward Hayden
right end Leo Draveling (7)
William Hewitt
Francis Cornwell
quarterback James Simrall (8)
Joe Truskowski
fullback Joe Gembis (5)
Maynard Morrison (2)
Jack Wheeler (2)
left halfback Roy Hudson (6)
Alvin Dahlem (2)
James Simrall
right halfback Alvin Dahlem (3)
Joe Gembis (3)
Norman Daniels (2)
Joe Truskowski

View full 1929 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1929 Team Photo
1929 team photo
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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
manager Richard Fogarty, Edward Hayden, Tom Roach, T.C. Sorenson, Francis Cornwell, William Hewitt, Norm Daniels
Third Row
trainer Charles Hoyt, Ray Parker, Howard Auer, Alfred Steinke, Alan Bovard, Howard Poe, Edwin Poorman, Leo Draveling
Second Row
Alvin Dahlem, Roy Hudson, coach Harry Kipke, captain Joe Truskowski, Director Fielding Yost, Joe Gembis, Maynard Morrison
Front Row
James Simrall, Don Wilson, Clare Wheeler

Full squad photo, from Ohio State game program