Minnesota Golden Gophers football under Fritz Crisler

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers were coached by Fritz Crisler for two seasons from 1930 to 1931.[1] In those two seasons, the Gophers won 10 games, lost seven and tied one.[1] In the Big Ten, they won four games and lost five.[2] Biggie Munn was named an All-American under Crisler.[3] Munn was also awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, the only player under Crisler to win the award.[4] Three players were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

1930[edit]

1930 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1930 record 3-4-1 (1-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Wes Fesler
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1929 1931 »
1930 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Michigan § 5 0 0     8 0 1
#4 Northwestern § 5 0 0     7 1 0
Purdue 4 2 0     6 2 0
Wisconsin 2 2 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 2 2 1     5 2 1
Minnesota 1 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 1 3 0     2 5 1
Illinois 1 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 1 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 4 0     2 5 2
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System


The 1930 season was the Golden Gophers' first under head coach Fritz Crisler.[2] The Golden Gophers won three games, lost four and tied one.[2] Total attendance for the season was 167,728, which averaged to 27,955.[5] The season high for attendance was against Northwestern.[5]

Guard Biggie Munn was named All-Big Ten.[4]

Biggie Munn was awarded the Team MVP Award.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
09/27/1930 South Dakota State* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 48-0   20,000
10/04/1930 Vanderbilt* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7-33   20,000
10/11/1930 Stanford* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN T 0-0   45,000
10/18/1930 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 6-0   20,000
11/01/1930 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 6-27   54,000
11/08/1930 South Dakota* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 59-0   20,000
10/15/1930 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0-7   54,944
11/22/1930 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 0-14   32,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.


1931[edit]

1931 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1931 record 7-3 (3-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Fritz Crisler
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1930 1932 »
1931 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Purdue § 5 1 0     9 1 0
Michigan § 5 1 0     8 1 1
#4 Northwestern § 5 1 0     7 1 1
Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 3 3 0     5 4 1
Indiana 1 4 1     2 5 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 6 1
Iowa 0 3 1     1 6 1
Illinois 0 6 0     2 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System


The 1931 season was the Golden Gophers' second under head coach Fritz Crisler.[2] The Golden Gophers won seven games and lost three.[2] Total attendance for the season was 115,631, which averaged to 23,126.[5] The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[5]

Guard Biggie Munn was named an All-American by the Associated Press, United Press International and Look Magazine.[3] Munn received Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded to the most valuable player of the Big Ten.[4] Munn and fullback Jack Manders were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Biggie Munn was awarded the Team MVP Award.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
09/26/1931 North Dakota State* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 13-7   15,000
09/26/1931 Ripon* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 30-0   15,000
10/03/1931 Oklahoma A&M* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20-0   20,000
10/10/1931 at Stanford* Stanford StadiumPalo Alto, CA L 13-7   54,787
10/24/1931 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 34-0   25,000
10/31/1931 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 14-0   52,000
11/07/1931 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 14-32   42,000
11/14/1931 Cornell (IA)* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 47-7   10,000
11/21/1931 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0-6   37,251
11/28/1931 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 19-7   25,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 195 
  2. ^ a b c d e Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 197 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 179 
  4. ^ a b c d e Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 180 
  5. ^ a b c d Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 160 
  6. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, p. 181