1971 Football Team

Overall Record: 11-1 Conference Record: 8-0
Conference Finish: 1st place
National Ranking: AP - No. 6, UPI - No. 4
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captains: Frank Gusich, Guy Murdock
All-Americans: Mike Taylor, Reggie McKenzie, William Taylor, Thom Darden
All-Conference: Reggie McKenzie, Tom Darden, Mike Taylor, Mike Keller
Most Valuable Player: Willian Taylor
Meyer Morton Award: Guy Murdock
John Maulbetsch Award: Dave Gallagher
Frederick Matthei Award: Tom Kee
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Bruce Elliott
Trainer: Lindsy Mclean
Assistant coaches: Tirrel Burton, Jerry Hanlon, Dick Hunter, Frank Maloney, George Mans, Gary Moeller, Larry Smith, Chuck Stobart, Jim Young
Manager: Charles Quebbeman

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Northwestern 4/20 09/11 A W 21-6 42,472
Virginia 4/- 09/18 H W 56-0 81,391
UCLA 4/- 09/25 H W 38-0 89,177
Navy 2/- 10/02 H W 46-0 68,168
Michigan State 2/- 10/09 A W 24-13 80,093
Illinois 2/- 10/16 H W 35-6 73,406
Minnesota 3/- 10/23 A W 35-7 44,176
Indiana (HC) 3/- 10/30 H W 61-7 75,751
Iowa 3/- 11/06 H W 63-7 72,467
Purdue 3/- 11/13 A W 20-17 65,254
Ohio State 3/- 11/20 H W 10-7 104,016
Stanford 4/16 01/01 1 L 12-13 103,154
Totals421-83 899,525

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1 - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Starting Lineups Offense              
PositionPlayer
split end Dave Rather (11)
Paul Seal
left tackle Jim Coode (10)
Tom Poplawski (2)
left guard Reggie McKenzie (12)
center Guy Murdock (12)
right guard Thomas Coyle (12)
right tackle Jim Brandstatter (10)
Curtis Tucker (2)
tight end Paul Seymour (12)
wing back Glenn Doughty (12)
quarterback Tom Slade (8)
Kevin Casey (4)
fullback Fritz Seyferth (12)
tailback Billy Taylor (11)
Alan Walker
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Al Carpenter (12)
left tackle Fred Grambau (9)
Curtis Tucker (2)
Walt Sexton
middle guard Gregory Ellis (10)
Walt Sexton
Dave Gallagher
right tackle Tom Kee (9)
Thomas Beckman (3)
right end Michael Keller (5)
Mike Taylor (4)
Thomas Beckman (3)
middle linebacker Mike Taylor (6)
Thomas Beckman (5)
Donald Eaton
outside linebacker Michael Keller (6)
Tom Kee (3)
Dana Coin (2)
Mike Taylor
w back Frank Gusich (8)
Geoff Steger (3)
Larry Cipa
ws halfback Bruce Elliott (12)
ss halfback Randy Logan (11)
Bob Thornbladh
safety Thomas Darden (10)
Bob Thornbladh (2)

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Back Row
Jim Young, Ron Sydlowski, Dave Brandon, John Thomas, Jon Cederberg, Jovan Vercel, Jon Cherry, Lonnie Taylor, Mike Holmes, Howard Staveran, Jim Lyall, Jim Johnston, Chuck Stobart
7th Row
Art Fediuk, Walt Sexton, Kevin Masterson, Bill Moran, Gary Hainrihar, Walt Williamson, Jim Armour, Barry Dotzauer, Don Warner, Larry Johnson
6th Row
Gary Moeller, Larry Gustafson, Harry Banks, Dave Elliott, Tom Drake, Don Coleman, Paul Seal, Greg Koss, Doug Trozak, Clint Haslerig, Craig Mutch, Larry Smith
5th Row
Curtis Tucker, Geoff Steger, Mike Hoban, Mark Duffy, Dave Gallagher, Ed Shuttlesworth, Bob Thornbladh, Al West, Tom Slade, Kevin Casey, George Mans
4th Row
Jerry Hanlon, John Pighee John Middlebrook, Jim Coode, Randy Logan, Gary Coakley, Larry Cipa, Jack McBride, Tom Poplawski, Tony Smith, Alan Walker, manager Chuck Quebbeman
3rd Row
Don Eaton, Bob Rosema, Scott Hulke, Tom Kee, Bill Hart, Jerry Schumacher, Tom Coyle, David (Bo) Rather, Greg Ellis, Clint Spearman
2nd Row
Dick Hunter, Fred Grambau, Reggie McKenzie, Tom Beckman, Fritz Seyferth, Mike Taylor, Alden Carpenter, Jim Brandstatter, Mike Keller, Paul Seymour, coach Bo Schembechler
Front Row
Guy Murdock, Glen Doughty, Tom Darden, Dana Coin, Bill Taylor, Bruce Elliott, Frank Gusich, Mike Oldham, Dave Zuccharelli

1971 Team at 1972 Rose Bowl

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