1958 Football Team

Overall Record: 2-6-1 Conference Record: 1-5-1
Conference Finish: 8th place
Coach: Bennie G. Oosterbaan
Captain: John Herrnstein
Most Valuable Player: Robert Ptacek
Meyer Morton Award: Dick Syring
John Maulbetsch Award: John Walker
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, Don Dufek, Chalmers Elliott, Robert Holloway, Clifford Keen, Matt Patanelli, Walter Weber
Manager: Tom Hitchman

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
USC 09/27 H W 20-19 76,603
Michigan State 16/14 10/04 A T 12-12 75,071
Navy 14/12 10/11 H L 14-20 80,756
Northwestern 19/17 10/18 A L 24-55 34,852
Minnesota (HC) 10/25 H W 20-19 72,591
Iowa    -/2 11/01 H L 14-37 68,918
Illinois   -/- 11/08 H L 8-21 58,608
Indiana   -/- 11/15 H L 6-8 47,590
Ohio State  -/11 11/22 A L 14-20 79,771
Totals132-211 594,760

Starting Lineups              
PositionPlayer
left end Gary Prahst (9)
left tackle George Genyk (9)
left guard Alex Callahan (9)
center James Dickey (9)
right guard Jerry Marcinak (9)
right tackle Donald Deskins (8)
Jared Bushong
right end Walter Johnson (9)
quarterback Bob Ptacek (9)
fullback Gene Sisinyak (4)
John Herrnstein (3)
Tony Rio (2)
left halfback Brad Myers (6)
Darrell Harper (3)
right halfback Fred Julian (9)

View full 1958 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1958 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
John Walker, Reid Bushing, John Halstead, William Stine, Donald Deskins, Tom Jobson
4th Row
Alvin Groce, Richard Syring, Willard Hildebrand, Gary Kane, Jared Buchong, Brad Myers, Darrell Harper, Harry Newman, Jr., Gary McNitt
3rd Row
Manager, Gerald Smith, Alex Callahan, Robert Johnson, James Gray, Walter Johnson, Maynard Stetten, Willie Smith, Stan Noskin, Tom Hitchman, manager
2nd Row
Mike Fillichio, James Dickey, John Spidel, Douglas Oppman, William MacPhee, James Sytek, John Batsakes, Zack Zachary, Fred Julian
Front Row
James Byers, Gary Prahst, H. O. Crisler (director), Captain John Herrnstein, Coach Bennie G. Oosterbaan, George Genyk, Robert Ptacek, Jerry Marciniak

1958 Full Squad Photo

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