1950 Football Team

Overall Record: 6-3-1 Conference Record: 4-1-1
Conference Finish: 1st place
National Ranking: AP - No. 9, UPI - No. 6
Coach: Bennie G. Oosterbaan
Captain: R. Allen Wahl
All-Americans: R. Allen Wahl
All-Conference: Charles Ortmann, R. Allen Wahl, Don Dufek
Most Valuable Player: Don Dufek
Meyer Morton Award: Roger Zatkoff
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, George Ceithaml, Clifford Keen, Ernest McCoy, Bill Orwig, Don Robinson, Walter Weber, J.T. White
Manager: William Searle

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Michigan State   3/19 09/30 H L 7-14 96,602
Dartmouth 19/- 10/07 H W 27-7 70,262
Army 18/1 10/14 1 L 6-27 61,472
Wisconsin (HC)   -/16 10/21 H W 26-13 88,657
Minnesota 14/- 10/28 A T 7-7 59,412
Illinois   -/10 11/04 H L 0-7 96,517
Indiana   -/- 11/11 H W 20-7 65,754
Northwestern   -/- 11/18 H W 34-23 75,075
Ohio State   -/8 11/25 A W 9-3 79,868
California  9/5 01/01 2 W 14-6 98,939
Totals150-114 792,558

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1 - Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
2 - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Starting Lineups Offense        
PositionPlayer
left end Lowell Perry (6)
Oswald Clark (4)
left tackle Thomas Johnson (6)
John Hess (4)
left guard Peter Kinyon (9)
Allen Jackson
center Carl Kreager (5)
Jon Padjen (5)
right guard Thomas Kelsey (5)
Jim Wolter (4)
Carl Kreager
right tackle Robert Wahl (6)
Ralph Stribe (3)
Bill Ohlenroth
right end Harry Allis (9)
Merritt Green
quarterback Bill Putich (10)
fullback Don Dufek (10)
left halfback Chuck Ortmann (9)
Donald Peterson
right halfback Leo Koceski (4)
Donald Peterson (2)
Frank Howll (2)
Don Oldham
Wes Bradford
Starting Lineups Defense            
PositionPlayer
left end Harry Allis (6)
Merritt Green (4)
left tackle Thomas Johnson (10)
left guard Dick McWilliams (5)
Robert Timm (2)
Thomas Kelsey (1)
John Powers (1)
Allen Jackson (1)
rignt guard Allen Jackson (9)
Dick McWilliams (1)
right tackle R. Allen Wahl (10)
right end Oswald Clark (9)
Fred Pickard (1)
linebacker Roger Zatkoff (9)
Ted Topor (1)
linebacker Tony Momsen (10)
left haflback Don Dufek (9)
Leo Koceski (1)
right halfback DonPeterson (3)
Don Oldham (2)
Frank Howell (2)
Thomas Witherspoon (1)
Leo Koceski (2)
safety Chuck Ortman (7)
Leo Koceski (3)
Lowell Perry (1)

View full 1950 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1950 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Manager William Searle, Dave Tinkham, Bob Timm, Lowell Perry, Merritt Green, Larry LeClaire, Jim Hunt (trainer)
4th Row
Wes Bradford, Frank Howell, Dick Strozewski, Roger Zatkoff, Ralph Stribe, Tom Johnson, Ted Topor, Tom Witherspoon, Don Oldham
3rd Row
Pete Kinyon, Jim Wolter, John Powers, Al Jackson, Dick Farrer, Carl Kreager, Tom Kelsey, John Padjen, Russ Osterman, Don Peterson
2nd Row
Don Dufek, Pete Palmer, Bill Olenroth, Fred Pickard, Chuch Ortmann, Less Popp, Leo Koceski, Norm Jackson, Ralph Straffon
Front Row
Dick McWilliams, Tony Momsen, Athletic Director Fritz Crisler, Capt. Al Wahl, Coach Benny Oosterbaan, Bill Putich, Harry Allis, Ozzie Clark

1950 Full Squad Photo

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