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What's the Score?

Homecoming is about much more than football, but "the game" has always been central to the event. For those who want to know the score...

Year Opponent CMU v Opp. 1924 team photo
1924 Alma College 13-0
1925 Albion College 0-0
1926 Alma College 13-2
1927 Western Michigan 18-12
1928
Michigan State Normal
(Eastern Michigan)
0-36
1929 Western Michigan 6-25
1930 University of Michigan
(B Team)
13-7
1931 Alma College

13-0 1929 Homecoming game
1932 Michigan State Normal
(Eastern Michigan)

0-28
1933 Detroit City College
(Wayne State)

26-13
1934 Michigan State Normal
(Eastern Michigan)

13-12
1935 Wayne
(Wayne State)

6-13
1936 Michigan State Normal
(Eastern Michigan)

7-13 Fans, 1940
1937 Northern Michigan

32-0
1938 Bluffton College

45-0
1939 Wayne
(Wayne State)

33-6
1940 Eastern Kentucky

0-25
1941 University of
Grand Rapids

6-7
1942 Ball State

19-13 Crowning the Queen, 1957
Game cancelled 1943-1945

1946 Northern Illinois

58-7
1947 Michigan State Normal
(Eastern Michigan)

33-0
1948 Wayne
(Wayne State)

12-27
1949 Hillsdale College

0-8
1950 Bowling Green

12-0
1951 Eastern Illinois

59-27 In the locker room 1959
1952 Michigan State Normal
(Eastern Michigan)

26-7
1953 Western Illinois

13-6
1954 Southern Illinois

33-0
1955 Western Illinois

20-0
1956 Illinois Normal

20-0
1957 Northern Illinois

52-12
1958 Louisville

7-40
1959 Northern Illinois

29-7
1960 Eastern Michigan

28-0
1961 Northern Illinois

0-11 Howdy Loomis leads CMU fight song, 1961
1962 Eastern Michigan

24-0
1963 Northern Illinois

22-27
1964 Western Illinois

7-41
1965 Hillsdale College

0-13
1966 Illinois State

20-6
1967 Hillsdale College

30-6
1968 Illinois State

19-16
1969 Eastern Illinois

44-0 Parade float, 1967
1970 Western Illinois

20-10
1971 Eastern Illinois

47-14
1972 Illinois State

28-21
1973 Illinois State

6-3
1974 Western Illinois

58-7
1975 Eastern Michigan

20-7
1976 Indiana State

16-13
1977 Bowling Green

35-28 Band performance, 1972
1978 Northern Illinois

34-7
1979 Northern Illinois

31-11
1980 Northwestern State
of Louisiana

17-0
1981 Kent State

24-3
1982 Ohio University

42-18
1983 Miami (Ohio)

7-12
1984 Bowling Green

42-21
1985 Eastern Michigan

17-10 Cheerleader, 1981
1986 Toledo

14-26
1987 Tulsa

41-18
1988 Bowling Green

21-3
1989 Youngstown

3-30
1990 Toledo

13-12
1991 Ball State

10-3
1992 Kent State

35-0
1993 Eastern Michigan

21-28
1994 Miami (Ohio)

32-30
1995 Miami (Ohio)

13-17
1996 Akron

42-0
1997 Toledo

10-41
1998 Kent State

46-7
1999 Northern Illinois

27-31
2000 Kent State

21-24
2001 Ohio

3-34
2002 Bowling Green

35-45
2003 Northern Illinois

24-40
2004 Bowling Green

14-38
2005 Ohio

37-10
2006 Ball State

18-7
2007 Northern Illinois

35-10
2008 Temple

24-14
2009 Eastern Michigan

56-8
2010 Miami

20-27
2011 Eastern Michigan

28-35
2012 Ball State

30-41
​2013Northern Illinois​

17-38​
​2014
Ohio University​

​​28-10
​2015
Northern Illinois 

29-19
​2016
Ball State

24-21
​2017
Toledo​

30-10
​2018
​Buffalo

34-24