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|1958 Michigan Wolverines football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1958 record||2–6–1 (1–5–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bennie Oosterbaan (11th season)|
|Home stadium||Michigan Stadium|
|1958 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 2 Iowa $||5||–||1||–||0||8||–||1||–||1|
|No. 7 Wisconsin||5||–||1||–||1||7||–||1||–||1|
|No. 8 Ohio State||4||–||1||–||2||6||–||1||–||2|
|No. 13 Purdue||3||–||1||–||2||6||–||1||–||2|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1958 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1958 Big Ten Conference football season. In its 11th and final year under head coach Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan compiled a 2–6–1 record (1–5–1 against conference opponents), finished in eighth place in the Big Ten, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 211 to 132.
The team got off to a promising start with a 20–19 victory over USC and a 12–12 tie with a Michigan State team that was ranked No. 2 in the Coaches Poll. After two games, Michigan was ranked No. 12 in the Coaches Poll. The team then lost six of its final seven games. Bennie Oosterbaan resigned after the 1958 season.
Fullback John Herrnstein was the team captain, and quarterback Bob Ptacek received the team's most valuable player award. The team's statistical leaders included Bob Ptacek with 763 passing yards, left halfback Darrell Harper with 309 rushing yards, and left end Gary Prahst with 313 receiving yards.
|September 27||USC*||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||W 20–19||76,603|
|October 4||at No. 4/2 Michigan State||No. 16/15||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (rivalry)||T 12–12||75,071|
|October 11||No. 12/13 Navy*||No. 14/12||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||L 14–20||80,756|
|October 18||at No. 17/19 Northwestern||No. 19/19||Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL||L 24–55||34,852|
|October 25||Minnesota||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug)||W 20–19||72,591|
|November 1||No. 2/1 Iowa||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||L 14–37||68,918|
|November 8||Illinois||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (series)||L 8–21||58,608|
|November 15||Indiana||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||L 6–8||47,590|
|November 22||at No. 11/9 Ohio State||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (rivalry)||L 14–20||79,771|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll released prior to game.|
|Player||Attempts||Net yards||Yards per attempt||Touchdowns|
The starting lineup of the 1958 football team was made up of the following players. Players who started at least four games are shown with their names in bold.
Other players on the team included the following:
Team honors and awards for the 1958 season went to the following individuals.
Michigan's 1958 coaching, training, and support staff included the following persons.