1955 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1955 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1955 record 3-6 (2-5 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (2nd year)
MVP Don Swanson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Ohio State 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1955 college football season. In their second year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3-6 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 172 to 110.[1]

Quarterback Don Swanson received the team's Most Valuable Player award,[2] and fullback Dick Borstad and running back Bob Hobart were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 305,581, which averaged to 61,116. The season high for attendance was against Southern Cal.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/24/1955 Washington* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 30-0   56,989
10/01/1955 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7-6   59,019
10/08/1955 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 18-7   38,000
10/15/1955 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 21-13   45,995
10/22/1955 #1 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 14-13   63,530
10/29/1955 #10 Southern Cal* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 25-19   64,047
11/05/1955 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 26-0   52,459
11/12/1955 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 42-14   51,605
11/19/1955 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-6   61,996
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160