1888 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1888 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Independent
1888 record 1–1
Head coach Frederick S. Jones
« 1887 1889 »

The 1888 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota during the 1888 college football season. This was the third and final season under head coach Frederick S. Jones. Following the 14-0 Minnesota win over Shattuck, the Ariel reported that "The game was followed by a bus-ride about the city, and the University and Shattuck yells combined to make the day hideous till supper time."[1]:16

Team of 1888: Rush Line, S.S. Start, J. Paul Goode, M.E. Trench, William H. Hoyt, M. H. Gerry, William C. Leary, Birney E. Trask (captain); Quarterback, Alf F. Pillsbury; Halfbacks, John F. Hayden, George K. Belden; Fullback, Grant B. Rossman.[1]:33


Date Opponent Site Result
10/28/1888 at Shattuck Faribault, MN L 8–16  
10/31/1888 Shattuck Minneapolis, MN W 14–0  


  1. ^ a b The General Alumni Association (1928). Martin Newell, ed. The History of Minnesota Football. The General Alumni Association of the University of Minnesota.