Minnesota Golden Gophers football under William H. Spaulding

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers were coached by William H. Spaulding for three seasons from 1922 to 1924.[1] In those three seasons, the Gophers won 11 games, lost seven and tied four.[1] In the Big Ten, they won five games, lost six and tied three.[2] Ray Ecklund End and Earl Martineau were named All-Americans under Coach Spaulding.[3] Four players were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

1922[edit]

1922 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1922 record 3-3-1 (2-3-1 Big Ten)
Head coach William H. Spaulding
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
« 1921 1923 »
1922 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa § 5 0 0     7 0 0
Michigan § 4 0 0     6 0 1
Chicago § 4 0 1     5 1 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 2 1
Minnesota 2 3 1     3 3 1
Illinois 2 4 0     2 5 0
Northwestern 1 3 1     3 3 1
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 4 0
Indiana 0 2 1     1 4 2
Purdue 0 3 1     1 5 1
§ – Conference co-champions


The 1922 season was the Golden Gophers' first under head coach William H. Spaulding.[2] The Golden Gophers won two games, lost six and tied one.[2]

Halfback Earl Martineau was named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
10/07/1922 North Dakota* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 22-0  
10/14/1922 at Indiana Indianapolis, IN W 20-0  
10/21/1922 at Northwestern Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL T 7-7  
10/28/1922 Ohio State Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 9-0  
11/04/1922 Wisconsindagger Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN L 0-14  
11/11/1922 at Iowa Iowa Field • Iowa City, IA L 14-28  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.


1923[edit]

1923 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1923 record 5-1-1 (3-1-1 Big Ten)
Head coach William H. Spaulding
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
« 1922 1924 »
1923 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois § 5 0 0     8 0 0
Michigan § 4 0 0     8 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0     7 1 0
Minnesota 2 1 1     5 1 1
Iowa 3 3 0     5 3 0
Indiana 2 2 0     3 4 0
Wisconsin 1 3 1     3 3 1
Ohio State 1 4 0     3 4 1
Purdue 1 4 0     2 5 1
Northwestern 0 6 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions


The 1923 season was the Golden Gophers' second under head coach William H. Spaulding.[2] The Golden Gophers won five games, lost one and tied one.[2] It was the final season in the Northrop Field.[5]

End Ray Ecklund and halfback Earl Martineau were named All-American by the Associated Press. Martineau was also named an All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine.[3] Ecklund was named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

The Jack Trice incident occurred during the season against Iowa State as well.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
10/06/1923 Iowa State* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 20-17  
10/13/1923 Haskell* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 13-12  
10/20/1923 North Dakota* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 27-0  
10/27/1923 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI T 0-0  
11/03/1923 Northwestern Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 34-14  
11/17/1923 Iowadagger Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 20-7  
11/24/1923 at Michigan Ferry FieldAnn Arbor, MI L 0-10  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.


1924[edit]

1924 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1924 record 3-2-2 (1-2-1 Big Ten)
Head coach William H. Spaulding
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1923 1925 »
1924 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago 3 0 3     4 1 3
Illinois 3 1 1     6 1 1
Iowa 3 1 1     6 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     6 2 0
Purdue 2 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 1 2 1     3 3 2
Ohio State 1 3 2     2 3 3
Indiana 1 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 1 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 0 2 2     2 3 3
† – Conference champion


The 1924 season was the Golden Gophers' third under head coach William H. Spaulding.[2] The Golden Gophers won three games, lost two and tied two.[2] It was the first season in Memorial Stadium.[5] Total attendance for the season was 139,772, which averaged to 23,297.[6] The season high for attendance was against Illinois.[6]

Guard George Abramson and tackle Ted Cox were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
10/04/1924 North Dakota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14-0  
10/11/1924 Haskell* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20-0  
10/18/1924 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI T 7-7  
10/25/1924 at Iowa Iowa Field • Iowa City, IA L 0-13  
11/01/1924 Michigandagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0-13  
11/08/1924 Iowa State* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN T 7-7  
11/15/1924 Illinois Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20-7  
11/22/1924 Vanderbilt* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0-16  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 195 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 197 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 179 
  4. ^ a b c d Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 180 
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 161 
  6. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 160