1975 Football Team

Overall Record: 8-2-2 Conference Record: 7-1
Conference Finish: 2nd place
National Ranking: AP - No. 8, UPI - No. 8
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captains: Kirk Lewis, Don Dufek Jr.
All-Americans: Don Dufek Jr.
All-Conference: Dan Jilek, Tim Davis, Don Dufek, Jim Smith, Jim Czirr, Gordon Bell, Greg Morton, Calvin O'Neal
Most Valuable Player: Gordon Bell
Meyer Morton Award: Dan Jilek
John Maulbetsch Award: Dwight Hicks
Frederick Matthei Award: Jim Smith
Arthur Robinsion Scholarship Award: Dan Jilek
Trainer: Lindsy McLean
Assistant coaches: Dennis Brown, Tirrel Burton, Jerry Hanlon, Jack Harbaugh, Jed Hughes, Bill McCartney, Gary Moeller, Tom Reed, Paul Schudel, Chuck Stobart
Manager: Jeffrey L. Young

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Preseason  3
Wisconsin  2/- 09/13 A W 23-6 79,022
Stanford  2/- 09/20 H T 19-19 92,304
Baylor  9/- 09/27 H T 14-14 104,248
Missouri 12/5 10/04 H W 31-7 104,578
Michigan State  8/15 10/11 A W 16-6 79,776
Northwestern  7/- 10/18 H W 69-0 86,201
Indiana (HC)  7/- 10/25 H W 55-7 93,857
Minnesota  7/- 11/01 A W 28-21 33,191
Purdue  6/- 11/08 H W 28-0 102,415
Illinois  4/- 11/15 A W 21-15 45,077
Ohio State  4/1 11/22 H L 14-21 105,543
Oklahoma  5/3 01/01 1 L 6-14 80,307
Totals 324-1301,006,519

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1 - Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Keith Johnson (11)
Richard White
left tackle Mike Kenn (9)
Steve King (3)
left guard Mark Donahue (10)
Walt Downing
Les Miles
center Jim Czirr (12)
right guard Walt Downing (11)
Mark Donahue
right tackle Bill Dufek (12)
tight end Mark Schmerge (6)
George Przygodski (5)
Pete Traber
wing back Jim Smith (12)
quarterback Rick Leach (11)
Mark Elzinga
fullback Rob Lytle (12)
tailback Gordon Bell (12)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Dan Jilek (11)
Mike Holmes
left tackle Jeff Perlinger (8)
John Hennessy (3)
Greg Morton
middle guard Tim Davis (11)
Rick Koschalk
right tackle Greg Morton (10)
John Hennessy
Steve King
right end Mike Holmes (10)
John Anderson
Dan Jilek
middle linebacker Dave Devich (12)
wide linebacker Calvin O'Neal (12)
wolfman Don Dufek (12)
ws halfback Jim Bolden (11)
Derek Howard
ss halfback Jim Pickens (11)
Jerry Zuver
safety Dwight Hicks (10)
Scott Corbin
Jim Pickens

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Back Row
Chris Grieves, Bob Franks, Gregg Willner, Dave Goldwaithe, Mark Slaughter, John Mandich, Pat Watts, James Blue, Nick Labun, Tony Woodford, C. Newhof, Jeff Lawley
9th Row
Steve Knickerbocker, Kyron Williams, Stacy Johnson, John Weisenburger, Bob Hollway, Chip Pederson, Dale Keitz, Tim Malinak, Leon Richardson, Rock Lindsay, Lewis Smith, Woody Brown
8th Row
Scott Smith, Mark Braman, Bob Patek, Jon Giesler, Mark Torzy, Curtis Greer, William Jackson, Jerry Meter, Rick Leach, Dave Stavale, Tom Melita
7th Row
Mike Smith, Tom Seabron, Mark DeSantis, Frank Bell, Harlan Huckleby, Gene Johnson, Mark Schmerge, Russell Davis, John Arbeznik, Andy Jackson, Dennis Richardson
6th Row
Joe Holland, Steve Nauta, Kevin King, Max Richardson, Dave Harding, Mike Kenn, Dominic Tedesco, Jim Pickens, Ray Johnson, Phil Brown, Ken Bush, Roger Bettis
5th Row
Roger Szafranski, Dwight Hicks, Scott Corbin, Mark Donahue, Bill Dufek, Rex Mackall, John Anderson, Derek Howard, Greg Bartnick, Walt Downing, Terry Stefan, Asst. Coach Bill McCartney
4th Row
Asst. Coach Paul Schudel, Curt Stephenson, Rob Carian, Phil Andrews, Eric Phelps, Steve Graves, Gerry Szara, Jim Hackett, Pete Traber, Steve Anderson, Bob Wood, Darrell Truitt, Phil Brumbaugh, Asst. Coach Jack Harbaugh
3rd Row
Asst. Coach Gary Moeller, Asst. Coach Tom Reed, Asst. Coach Jed Hughes, Jerry Zuver, Rick White, Jim Hall, Mike Strabley, Jerry Vogele, Jim Smith, Rob Lytle, John Hennessy, Bob Lang, Jim Bolden, John Ceddia, A. Miller, Asst. Coach Dennis Brown
2nd Row
Asst. Coach Tirrel Burton, Asst. Coach Jerry Hanlon, Greg Morton, Tom Jensen, George Przygodski, Mike Holmes, Co-Captain Kirk Lewis, Jeff Perlinger, Steve King, Dan Jilek, Jim Czirr, Bill Hoban, Calvin O'Neal, Chuck Randolph, Asst. Coach Chuck Stobart
Front Row
Mark Elzinga, Jerry Collins, Kurt Kampe, Rick Koschalk, Dave Devich, Co-captain Gordon Bell, Co-Captain Don Dufek, Tim Davis, Keith Johnson, Les Miles, Dave Whiteford, Greg Strinko, Head Coach "Bo" Schembechler