Bentley Historical Library / U of M Athletic Department Records

Football Game Box Scores / Play-by-Plays, 1938-1978

The Box Score/Play-by-Play for a game may include an official summary of game statistics (usually for both teams, but sometimes only for U-M), a complete play-by-play rundown of the game, team and individual statistics, and occasionally a summary narrative of game action and post-game comments from coaches. The documentation for a given game may include only the official summary or just the play-by-play. For some games there is no box score or play-by-play available. In a few years there are Big Ten or season final statistics and for a couple seasons there are records of player minutes played.

The condition and quality of the original records varies considerably. Forms were sometimes completed in faint pencil or light colored ink, mimeographed and carbon copies often have poor contrast or have faded with time. Documents were sometimes scanned at intentionally low exposures in an attempt to make the text as legible as possible. Occasionally a page was scanned twice at different exposures to improve legibility in different sections of the document. The originals are housed at the Bentley Historical Library as part of the University of Michigan Athletic Department Records.


1938
Michigan State, 10/1/1938
Chicago, 10/8/1938
Minnesota, 10/15/1938
Yale, 10/22/1938
Illinois, 10/29/1938
Northwestern, 11/12/1938
Ohio State, 11/19/1938


1939
1939 Participation


1940
California, 9/28/1940
Michigan State, 10/5/1940
Harvard, 10/12/1940
Illinois, 10/19/1940
Pennsylvania, 10/26/1940
Minnesota, 11/9/1940
Northwestern, 11/16/1940
Ohio State, 11/23/1940


1941
Michigan State, 9/27/1941
Iowa, 10/4/1941
Pittsburgh, 10/11/1941
Northwestern, 10/18/1941
Minnesota, 10/25/1941
Illinois, 11/1/1941
Columbia, 11/15/1941
Ohio State, 11/22/1941


1942
1942 Big 10 Season


1943
Camp Grant, 9/18/1943
Western Michigan, 9/25/1943
Northwestern, 10/2/1943
Notre Dame, 10/9/1943
Minnesota, 10/23/1943
Illinois, 10/30/1943
Indiana, 11/6/1943
Wisconsin, 11/13/1943
Ohio State, 11/20/1943
1943 Season


1944
Iowa Pre-Flight, 9/16/1944
Marquette, 9/23/1944
Indiana, 9/30/1944
Minnesota, 10/7/1944
Northwestern, 10/14/1944
Purdue, 10/28/1944
Pennsylvania, 11/4/1944
Illinois, 11/11/1944
Wisconsin, 11/18/1944
Ohio State, 11/25/1944
1944 Season


1945
Indiana, 9/22/1945
Michigan State, 9/29/1945
Northwestern, 10/6/1945
Illinois, 10/27/1945
Minnesota, 11/3/1945
Purdue, 11/17/1945
Navy, 11/19/1945
Ohio State, 11/24/1945
1945 Season


1946
Indiana, 9/28/1946
Iowa, 10/5/1946
Army, 10/12/1946
Northwestern, 10/19/1946
Illinois, 10/26/1946
Michigan State, 11/9/1946
Ohio State, 11/23/1946
1946 Minutes Played


1947
Minnesota, 10/25/1947
Indiana, 11/8/1947
Ohio State, 11/22/1947
1947 Season
1947 Minutes Played


1948
Michigan State, 9/25/1948
Oregon, 10/2/1948
Purdue, 10/9/1948
Northwestern, 10/16/1948
Minnesota, 10/23/1948
Illinois, 10/30/1948
Navy, 11/6/1948
Indiana, 11/13/1948
Ohio State, 11/20/1948


1949
Michigan State, 9/24/1949
Stanford, 10/1/1949
Army, 10/8/1949
Northwestern, 10/15/1949
Minnesota, 10/22/1949
Illinois, 10/29/1949
Purdue, 11/5/1949
Indiana, 11/12/1949
Ohio State, 11/19/1949
1950
Michigan State, 9/30/1950
Dartmouth, 10/7/1950
Army, 10/14/1950
Minnesota, 10/21/1950
Wisconsin, 10/28/1950
Illinois, 11/4/1950
Indiana, 11/11/1950
Northwestern, 11/18/1950
Ohio State, 11/25/1950
1950 Season


1951
Michigan State, 9/29/1951
Stanford, 10/6/1951
Indiana, 10/13/1951
Iowa, 10/20/1951
Minnesota, 10/27/1951
Illinois, 11/3/1951
Cornell, 11/10/1951
Northwestern, 11/17/1951
Ohio State, 11/24/1951
1951 Big Ten
1951 Season


1952
Michigan State, 9/27/1952
Stanford, 10/4/1952
Indiana, 10/11/1952
Northwestern, 10/18/1952
Minnesota, 10/25/1952
Illinois, 11/1/1952
Cornell, 11/8/1952
Purdue, 11/15/1952
Ohio State, 11/22/1952


1953
Washington, 9/26/1953
Tulane, 10/3/1953
Iowa, 10/10/1953
Minnesota, 10/17/1953
Northwestern, 10/17/1953
Pennsylvania, 10/31/1953
Illinois, 11/7/1953
Michigan State, 11/14/1953
Ohio State, 11/21/1953


1954
Washington, 9/25/1954
Army, 10/2/1954
Iowa, 10/9/1954
Northwestern, 10/16/1954
Minnesota, 10/23/1954
Indiana, 10/30/1954
Illinois, 11/6/1954
Michigan State, 11/13/1954
Ohio State, 11/20/1954
1954 Season


1955
Missouri, 9/24/1955
Michigan State, 10/1/1955
Army, 10/8/1955
Northwestern, 10/15/1955
Minnesota, 10/22/1955
Iowa, 10/29/1955
Illinois, 11/5/1955
Indiana, 11/12/1955
Ohio State, 11/19/1955
1955 Big Ten
1955 Season


1956
UCLA, 9/30/1956
Michigan State, 10/6/1956
Army, 10/13/1956
Northwestern, 10/20/1956
Minnesota, 10/27/1956
Iowa, 11/3/1956
Illinois, 11/10/1956
Indiana, 11/17/1956
Ohio State, 11/24/1956


1957
Georgia, 10/5/1957
Michigan State, 10/12/1957
Northwestern, 10/19/1957
Minnesota, 10/26/1957
Iowa, 11/2/1957
Illinois, 11/9/1957
Indiana, 11/16/1957
Ohio State, 11/23/1957
1957 Big Ten
1957 Season


1958
Southern California, 9/27/1958
Michigan State, 10/4/1958
Navy, 10/11/1958
Northwestern, 10/18/1958
Minnesota, 10/25/1958
Iowa, 11/1/1958
Illinois, 11/8/1958
Ohio State, 11/22/1958


1959
Missouri, 9/26/1959
Michigan State, 10/3/1959
Oregon State, 10/10/1959
Northwestern, 10/17/1959
Minnesota, 10/24/1959
Wisconsin, 10/31/1959
Illinois, 11/7/1959
Indiana, 11/14/1959
Ohio State, 11/21/1959


1960
Oregon, 9/24/1960
Michigan State, 10/1/1960
Duke, 10/8/1960
Northwestern, 10/15/1960
Minnesota, 10/22/1960
Wisconsin, 10/29/1960
Illinois, 11/5/1960
Indiana, 11/12/1960
Ohio State, 11/19/1960


1961
UCLA, 9/30/1961
Army, 10/7/1961
Michigan State, 10/14/1961
Purdue, 10/21/1961
Minnesota, 10/28/1961
Duke, 11/4/1961
Illinois, 11/11/1961
Iowa, 11/18/1961
Ohio State, 11/25/1961


1962
Nebraska, 9/29/1962
Army, 10/6/1962
Michigan State, 10/13/1962
Purdue, 10/20/1962
Minnesota, 10/27/1962
Wisconsin, 11/3/1962
Illinois, 11/10/1962
Iowa, 11/17/1962
Ohio State, 11/24/1962


1963
Southern Methodist, 9/18/1963
Navy, 10/5/1963
Michigan State, 10/12/1963
Purdue, 10/19/1963
Minnesota, 10/26/1963
Northwestern, 11/2/1963
Illinois, 11/9/1963
Iowa, 11/16/1963
Iowa, 11/16/1963
Ohio State, 11/23/1963


1964
Air Force, 9/26/1964
Navy, 10/3/1964
Michigan State, 10/10/1964
Purdue, 10/17/1964
Minnesota, 10/24/1964
Northwestern, 10/31/1964
Illinois, 11/7/1964
Iowa, 11/14/1964
Ohio State, 11/21/1964
Oregon State, 1/1/1965



1965
North Carolina, 9/18/1965
California, 9/26/1965
Georgia, 10/2/1965
Michigan State, 10/9/1965
Purdue, 10/16/1965
Minnesota, 10/23/1965
Wisconsin, 10/30/1965
Illinois, 11/6/1965
Northwestern, 11/13/1965
Ohio State, 11/20/1965


1966
Oregon State, 9/17/1966
California, 9/24/1966
North Carolina, 10/1/1966
Michigan State, 10/8/1966
Purdue, 10/15/1966
Minnesota, 10/22/1966
Wisconsin, 10/29/1966
Illinois, 11/5/1966
Northwestern, 11/12/1966
Ohio State, 11/19/1966
1966 Season


1967
Duke, 9/23/1967
California, 9/30/1967
Navy, 10/7/1967
Michigan State, 10/14/1967
Indiana, 10/21/1967
Minnesota, 10/28/1967
Northwestern, 11/4/1967
Illinois, 11/11/1967
Wisconsin, 11/18/1967
Ohio State, 11/25/1967
1967 Season


1968
California, 9/21/1968
Duke, 9/28/1968
Navy, 10/5/1968
Michigan State, 10/12/1968
Indiana, 10/19/1968
Minnesota, 10/26/1968
Northwestern, 11/2/1968
Illinois, 11/9/1968
Wisconsin, 11/16/1968
Ohio State, 11/23/1968
1968 Season


1969
Vanderbilt, 9/20/1969: A -- B
Missouri, 10/4/1969: A -- B
Purdue, 10/11/1969: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/18/1969: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/25/1969: A -- B
Wisconsin, 11/1/1969: A -- B
Illinois, 11/8/1969: A -- B
Iowa, 11/15/1969: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/22/1969: A -- B
Southern California, 1/1/1970: A

1970
Arizona, 9/19/1970: A -- B
Washington, 9/26/1970: A
pTexas A & M, 10/3/1970: A -- B
Purdue, 10/10/1970: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/17/1970: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/24/1970: A -- B
Wisconsin, 10/31/1970: A -- B
Illinois, 11/7/1970: A -- B
Iowa, 11/12/1970: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/21/1970: A -- B


1971
Northwestern, 9/11/1971: A -- B
Virginia, 9/18/1971: A -- B
UCLA, 9/25/1971: A -- B
Navy, 10/2/1971: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/9/1971: A -- B
Illinois, 10/16/1971: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/23/1971: A -- B
Indiana, 10/30/1971: A -- B
Iowa, 11/6/1971: A -- B
Purdue, 11/13/1971: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/20/1971: A -- B
Stanford, 1/1/1972: A


1972
Northwestern, 9/16/1972: A -- B
UCLA, 9/23/1972: A -- B
Tulane, 9/30/1972: A -- B
Navy, 10/7/1972: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/14/1972: A -- B
Illinois, 10/21/1972: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/28/1972: A -- B
Indiana, 11/4/1972: A -- B
Iowa, 11/11/1972: A -- B
Purdue, 11/18/1972: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/25/1972: A -- B


1973
Iowa, 9/15/1973: A -- B
Stanford, 9/22/1973: A -- B
Navy, 9/29/1973: A -- B
Oregon, 10/6/1973: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/13/1973: A -- B
Wisconsin, 10/20/1973: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/27/1973: A -- B
Indiana, 11/3/1973: A -- B
Illinois, 11/10/1973: A -- B
Purdue, 11/17/1973: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/24/1973: A -- B


1974
Iowa, 9/14/1974: A -- B
Colorado, 9/21/1974: A -- B
Navy, 9/28/1974: A -- B
Stanford, 10/5/1974: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/12/1974: A -- B
Wisconsin, 10/19/1974: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/26/1974: A -- B
Indiana, 11/2/1974: A -- B
Illinois, 11/9/1974: A -- B
Purdue, 11/16/1974: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/23/1974: A -- B


1975
Wisconsin, 9/13/1975: A -- B
Stanford, 9/20/1975: A -- B
Baylor, 9/27/1975: A -- B
Missouri, 10/4/1975: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/11/1975: A -- B
Northwestern, 10/18/1975: A -- B
Indiana, 10/25/1975: A -- B
Minnesota, 11/1/1975: A -- B
Purdue, 11/8/1975: A -- B
Illinois, 11/15/1975: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/22/1975: A -- B
Oklahoma, 1/1/1976: A


1976
Wisconsin, 9/11/1976: A -- B
Stanford, 9/18/1976: A -- B
Navy, 9/25/1976: A -- B
Wake Forest, 10/2/1976: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/9/1976: A -- B
Northwestern, 10/16/1976: A -- B
Indiana, 10/23/1976: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/30/1976: A -- B
Purdue, 11/6/1976: A -- B
Illinois, 11/13/1976: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/20/1976: A -- B
Southern California, 1/1/1977: A


1977
Illinois, 9/10/1977: A
Duke, 9/17/1977: A
Navy, 9/24/1977: A -- B
Texas A & M, 10/1/1977: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/8/1977: A
Wisconsin, 10/15/1977: A
Minnesota, 10/22/1977: A
Iowa, 10/29/1977: A
Northwestern, 11/5/1977: A -- B
Purdue, 11/12/1977: A
Ohio State, 11/19/1977: A
Washington, 1/2/1978: A


1978
Illinois, 9/16/1978: A -- B
Notre Dame, 9/23/1978: A -- B
Duke, 9/30/1978: A -- B
Arizona, 10/7/1978: A -- B
Michigan State, 10/14/1978: A -- B
Wisconsin, 10/21/1978: A -- B
Minnesota, 10/28/1978: A -- B
Iowa, 11/4/1978: A -- B
Northwestern, 11/11/1978: A -- B
Purdue, 11/18/1978: A -- B
Ohio State, 11/25/1978: A -- B
Southern California, 1/1/1979: A


1989
Notre Dame, 1989
UCLA, 1989
Maryland, 1989
Wisconsin, 1989
Michigan State, 1989
Iowa, 1989
Indiana, 1989
Purdue, 1989
Illinois, 1989
Minnesota, 1989
Ohio State, 1989
1990
Notre Dame, 1990
UCLA, 1990
Maryland, 1990
Wisconsin, 1990
Michigan State, 1990
Iowa, 1990
Indiana, 1990
Purdue, 1990
Illinois, 1990
Minnesota, 1990
Ohio State, 1990


1991
Boston College, 1991
Notre Dame, 1991
Florida State, 1991
Iowa, 1991
Michigan State, 1991
Indiana, 1991
Minnesota, 1991
Purdue, 1991
Northwestern, 1991
Ilinois, 1991
Ohio State, 1991