1974 Football Team

Overall Record: 10-1 Conference Record: 7-1
Conference Finish: 1st place tie
National Ranking: AP - No. 3, UPI - No. 5
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captains: Dennis Franklin, David Brown
All-Americans: David Brown
All-Conference: Dave Brown, Dennis Franks, Steve Strinko, Dan Jilek, Jeff Perlinger, Tim Davis, Don Dufek
Most Valuable Player: Steve Strinko
Meyer Morton Award: Dennis Franklin
John Maulbetsch Award: Rob Lytle
Frederick Matthei Award: Kirk Lewis
Arthur Robinsion Scholarship Award: Larry Johnson
Trainer: Lindsy McLean
Assistant coaches: Dennis Brown, Tirrel Burton, Jerry Hanlon, Jack Harbaugh, Jed Hughes, Bill McCartney, Gary Moeller, Tom Reed, Chuck Stobart, Elliot Uzelac
Manager: Thomas Rasdale Jr.

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Iowa 6/- 09/14 H W 24-7 76,802
Colorado 6/- 09/21 H W 31-0 91,203
Navy 5/- 09/28 H W 52-0 104,232
Stanford 4/- 10/05 A W 27-16 52,500
Michigan State 4/- 10/12 H W 21-7 104,682
Wisconsin 3/- 10/19 A W 24-20 78,911
Minnesota (HC) 3/- 10/26 H W 49-0 96,284
Indiana 3/- 11/02 A W 21-7 32,873
Illinois 4/- 11/09 A W 14-6 60,670
Purdue 3/- 11/16 H W 51-0 88,902
Ohio State 3/4 11/23 A L 10-12 88,243
Totals324-75 875,302

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
left end Jim Smith (11)
left tackle Pat Tumpane (11)
left guard Dave Metz (9)
Jim Armour (2)
center Dennis Franks (11)
right guard Kirk Lewis (8)
Jim Armour (3)
right tackle Steve King (10)
Jim Hall (1)
tight end Greg DenBoer (11)
wing back Chuck Heater (11)
quarterback Dennis Franklin (9)
Mark Elzinga (2)
fullback Gil Chapman (11)
tailback Rob Lytle (8)
Gordon Bell (3)
Starting Lineups Defense  
PositionPlayer
left end Dan Jilek (10)
Larry Banks
left tackle Jeff Perlinger (11)
middle guard Tim Davis (6)
Rick Koschalk (5)
right tackle Greg Morton (11)
right end Larry Banks (8)
Larry Johnson (2)
Dan Jilek
middle linebacker Steve Strinko (10)
Calvin O'Neal
wide linebacker Carl Russ (9)
Calvin O'Neal (2)
wolfman Don Dufek (11)
ws halfback Tom Drake (6)
Dave Elliott (5)
ss halfback Harry Banks (11)
safety Dave Brown (11)

View full 1974 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1974 Team Photo
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Back Row
coaches Jerry Hanlon, Chuck Stobart, Gary Moeller, Tom Reed, Jack Harbaugh, Elliott Uzelac, Dennis Brown, Bill McCartney, Jed Hughes, Tirrell Burton
8th Row
*Woody Brown, Jeff Golombiskey, Mike Smith, Rob Carian, Roger Bettis, *Kerry Bankus, Rex Mackall, Bill Cargile, *Bob Snyder, Greg Bartnick, Dave Harding, Dennis Richardson, Max Richardson, *Chuck Palanca
7th Row
Jim Pickens, Andy Jackson, Steve Nauta, Kevin King, Shaun Szenderski, Mike Kenn, *Mike Pawlowicz, Bill Dufek, Walt Downing, Mark Donahue, Paul Moore, Dominic Tedesco, Scott Corbin, John Anderson
6th Row
Derek Howard, Ken Bush, Al Canaday, Phil Brown, Curt Stephenson, Jim Hackett, Terry Stefan, Jack Heffernan, *Steve Nault, Roger Szafranski, Bill Heneveld, Aubrey Miller, Alex Johnson, Joe Holland, Dwight Hicks
5th Row
Jim Bolden, Darrell Truitt, Jerry Zuver, Steve Anderson, Pete Traber, Phil Andrews, Jim Hall, *Gary Zolciak, *Mike Boik, Jerry Vogele, Gerry Szara, Bob Lang, Steve Graves, Eric Phelps, John Ceddia
4th Row
Bob Wood, Rob Lytle, John Hennessey, Jerry Collins, Mike Strabley, *Alan Wheeler, *Matt Caputo, Chuck Randolph, Greg Strinko, Rick Koschalk, Mike Holmes, Mike Coyne, Frank Moore, Jim Smith, Phil Brumbaugh
3rd Row
Dave Whiteford, *Eduardo Gonzales, Gordon Bell, Dave Devich, Les Miles, Dan Jilek, Calvin O'Neal, Kirk Lewis, Jim Czirr, Greg Morton, Tim Davis, Keith Johnson, George Przygodski, Mark Elzinga, Jack Fairbanks
2nd Row
*Glen Franklin, Jeff Perlinger, Mike Lantry, Jim Armour, Pat Tumpane, Carl Russ, Greg DenBoer, Dave Metz, Steve Strinko, Dennis Franks, Bill Hoban, Steve King, Tom Jensen, Don Dufek, coach "Bo" Schembechler
Front Row
Mark Jacoby, Kurt Kampe, *Kevin Casey, Larry Johnson, Dave Elliott, Tom Drake, co-captain Dave Brown, Chuck Heater, co-captain Dennis Franklin, Gil Chapman, Geoff Steger, Harry Banks, Larry Banks, Jeff Spahn, Doug McKenzie