1972 Football Team

Overall Record: 10-1 Conference Record: 7-1
Conference Finish: 1st place tie
National Ranking: AP - No. 6, UPI - No. 6
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captains: Tom Coyle, Randy Logan
All-Americans: Randy Logan, Paul Seymour
All-Conference: Paul Seymour, Tom Coyle, Clint Spearman, Fred Grambau, Randy Logan, Ed Shuttlesworth, Dave Brown
Most Valuable Player: Randy Logan
Meyer Morton Award: Randy Logan
John Maulbetsch Award: Dennis Franklin
Frederick Matthei Award: Tom Drake
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Dave Zucarelli
Trainer: Lindsy McLean
Assistant coaches: Tirrel Burton, Jerry Hanlon, Frank Maloney, George Mans, Gery Moeller, Larry Smith, Chuck Stobart, Jim Young, Dennis Brown
Manager: David Fish

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Northwestern 11/- 09/16 H W 7-0 71,757
UCLA 12/6 09/23 A W 26-9 57,129
Tulane  8/18 09/30 H W 41-7 84,162
Navy  5/- 10/07 H W 35-7 81,131
Michigan State  5/- 10/14 H W 10-0 103,735
Illinois  6/- 10/21 A W 31-7 64,290
Minnesota (HC)  5/- 10/28 H W 42-0 84,190
Indiana  4/- 11/04 A W 21-7 41,336
Iowa  4/- 11/11 A W 31-0 43,176
Purdue  3/- 11/18 H W 9-6 88,423
Ohio State  3/9 11/25 A L 11-14 87,040
Total264-57 806,369

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Dave Rather (6)
Gil Chapman (5)
John Daniels
left tackle Jim Coode (12)
left guard Mike Hoban (11)
Jerry Schumacher
center Bill Hart (12)
right guard Tom Coyle (12)
right tackle Paul Seymour (11)
Walt Sexton
tight end Paul Seal (12)
wing back Clint Haslerig (12)
quarterback Dennis Franklin (12)
fullback Ed Shuttlesworth (8)
Bob Thornbladh (4)
tailback Chuck Heater (8)
Harry Banks (4)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Clint Spearman (11)
Walt Williamson
left tackle Fred Grambau (11)
Tony Smith
middle guard Gregory Ellis (11)
Walt Sexton
right tackle Dave Gallagher (12)
right end Don Coleman (10)
Larry Johnson
Walt Williamson
middle linebacker Craig Mutch (11)
Steve Strinko
outside linebacker Tom Kee (12)
wolfman Randy Logan (12)
ws halfback Barry Dotzauer (11)
Tom Drake
ss halfback Roy Burks (12)
safety Dave Brown (12)

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1972 Team Photo
1972 football team photo
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Back Row
Steve King, Ed Pollister, Ed Wojtys, Mike Lantry, Jeff Spahn, Carl Russ, Kurt Kampe, Mark Jacoby, Tom Jenson
8th Row
Rick VanTongeren, Rick Jekel, Glenn Franklin, Lin Hardin, Dennis Franks, Bill Hoban, Roy Burks, Dave Metz, Mark McClain
7th Row
Dave Brown, Dennis Franklin, Gil Chapman, Jeff Perlinger, C.J. Kupec, Greg DenBoer, Steve Strinko, Chuck Heater, Pat Tumpane
6th Row
Norm Long, John Carpenter, Larry Banks, Kevin Masterson, Jim Lyall, Doug McKenzie, Jim Johnston, James Armour, John Thomas
5th Row
Jon Cederberg, Dave Brandon, Mike Day, Art Fediuk,John Cherry, Greg Koss, Don Warner, Ron Szydlowski
4th Row
Larry Johnson, Walt Sexton, Craig Mutch, Gary Hainrihar, Doug Trozak, Walt Williamson, Don Coleman, Jovan Vercel, Barry Dotzbauer
3rd Row
Dave Elliott, Tom Slade, Harry Banks, Kevin Casey, Mike Hoban, Paul Seal, Dave Gallalgher, Ed Shuttlesworth, Bob Thornbladh, Tom Drake, Larry Gustafson
2nd Row
John Pighee, Jerry Schumacher, Tom Kee, Tom Coyle, Fred Grambau, Paul Seymour, Clint Spearman, Bill Hart, Greg Ellis, Tony Smith, Clint Haslerig
Front Row
Tom Poplawski, Larry Cipa, John Daniels, Don Eaton, Dave Zucarelli, Gary Coakley, Randy Logan, David (Bo) Rather, Alan Walker, Jim Coode