1894 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1894 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Independent
1894 record 3–1
Head coach Thomas Cochran (1st year)
Captain Everhart P. Harding
« 1893 1895 »

The 1894 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1894 college football season. It was Minnesota's only season under head coach Thomas Cochran and it featured Minnesota's first trip to Madison, Wisconsin, a game which they were heavily favored to win. However, Wisconsin won a hard fought game by a score of 6–0. The season also featured Minnesota's first game against Purdue, resulting in a decisive 24–0 victory.[1]:24


Date Opponent Site Result
10/13/1894 Grinnell Minneapolis, MN W 10–2  
10/27/1894 Purdue Minneapolis, MN W 24–0  
11/10/1894 Beloit Minneapolis, MN W 40–0  
11/17/1894 at Wisconsin Madison, WI L 0–6  


  • Center, A.E. Finlayson
  • Guards, Everhart P. Harding (captain and right guard); Augustus T. Larson (left guard)
  • Tackles, Willis J. Walker (right tackle); John S. Dalrymple (left tackle)
  • Ends, John M. Harrison (left end); William F. Dalrymple (right end)
  • Quarterback, Charles H. Van Campen
  • Halfbacks, Walter N. Southworth (right half); Charles E. Adams (left half)
  • Fullback, Henry C. Cutler
  • Substitutes, Edward W. Matthews, William H. Condit, Thomas M. Kehoe, Charles E. Slusser, Joel G. Winkjer, George T. Pettibone
  • Coach, Tom Cochrane Jr.[1]:43


  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.