1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Independent
1891 record 3–1–1
Head coach Edward Moulton
Captain Wm. C. Leary
« 1890 1892 »

The 1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1891 college football season. It was the only season under head coach Edward "Dad" Moulton and it saw Minnesota's first out-of-state trip with a pair of games in Iowa. The first of these games was against Grinnell and ended up in a 12-12 tie. The second game was Minnesota's first meeting with long-time rival Iowa and resulted in an easy 42-4 Minnesota victory.[1]:20


Date Opponent Site Result
10/17/1891 Ex-Collegiates Minneapolis, MN L 0–4  
10/24/1891 Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN W 26–12  
10/31/1891 at Grinnell Grinnell, IA T 12–12  
11/02/1891 at Iowa Iowa City, IA W 42–4  
11/14/1891 Grinnell Minneapolis, MN W 22–14  


  • Center, James Madigan
  • Tackles, George Sikes, R.C. Dewey
  • Guards, Charles G. Flanagan, Everhard P. Harding
  • Ends, L.C. Edson, E.C. Bisbee, David R. Burbank
  • Halfbacks, Eugene L. Patterson, William C. Leary (captain)
  • Quarterback, Alfred F. Pillsbury
  • Fullback, Charles S. Hale
  • Substitutes, George Hawley, Russell H. Folwell, John C. Ohnstad, Grant B. Rossman, A.T. Larson, A.J. Harris, R.L. Cramb
  • Coach/Trainer Edward "Dad" Moulton.[1]:36


  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.