1895 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1895 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Independent
1895 record 7–3
Head coach William Heffelfinger (1st season)
Captain August T. Larson
Seasons
← 1894
1896 →
1895 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn         14 0 0
Yale         13 0 2
Princeton         10 1 1
Michigan         8 1 0
Chicago         10 3 0
Virginia         9 3 0
Harvard         8 2 1
North Carolina         7 1 1
Minnesota         7 3 0
Lafayette         6 2 0
Oregon         4 0 0
Stanford         4 0 1
Washington         4 0 1
Tufts         8 5 0
Wesleyan         6 3 0
Army         5 2 0
Wisconsin         5 2 1
Illinois         4 2 1
Notre Dame         3 1 0
Washington Agricultural         2 0 0
California         3 1 1
Northwestern         6 5 0
Purdue         4 3 0
Brown         7 6 1
USC         0 1 1
Cornell         3 4 1
Utah         0 1 0
Iowa State         3 4 0
Oregon Agricultural         0 2 1
MIT         1 4 0
Trinity (CT)         1 4 0
Lehigh         3 6 0
Lake Forest         1 6 0

The 1895 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1895 college football season. It was the only season under head coach William Heffelfinger.

On January 11, 1895, the Presidents of several schools met in a preliminary meeting and formed a group which would become the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives, known today as the Big Ten Conference.[1]:14

As a result of this emerging conference, this season would be Minnesota's last season as an Independent. Minnesota won its first ever match with Chicago with a last minute touchdown to win a very close, physical game by a score of 10-6.[2]:26 Financially, the team rebounded from some lean years. They "secured a large subscription from the business men of the city, the attendance at all of the games was good, and at the close of the season there was a large surplus in the treasury."[2]:26

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 at Minneapolis Central High School Minneapolis, MN W 20–0  
October 5 Grinnell Minneapolis, MN L 4–6  
October 12 at Boat Club W 6–0  
October 19 Iowa State Minneapolis, MN W 24–0  
October 25 at Chicago Marshall FieldChicago, IL W 10–6  
October 29 at Purdue West Lafayette, IN L 4–16  
November 2 at Macalester Saint Paul, MN W 40–0  
November 16 Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 14–10  
November 23 at Michigan Baseball Park • Detroit, MI (Rivalry) L 0–20  
November 28 Ex-Collegiates Minneapolis, MN W 14–0  

Roster[edit]

  • Ends, John M. Harrison (left end); Thomas M. Kehoe (right end)
  • Tackles, John S. Dalrymple (left tackle); Willis J. Walker (right tackle)
  • Guards, Augustus T. Larson (captain and left guard); George A.E. Finlayson (right guard)
  • Center, James C. Fulton
  • Quarterback, Charles E. Adams
  • Halfbacks, George T. Pettibone (left halfback); Henry C. Loomis (right halfback)
  • Fullback, H.A. Parkyn
  • Substitutes, Clinton L. Walker, Martin Teigen, Ivan A. Parry, Stanley H. Bissell, John B. Loomis, H.B. Gilbert
  • Trainer, Edward "Dad" Moulton
  • Coach, 'Pudge' Heffelfinger[2]:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Men's Intercollegiate Athletic Department of the University of Minnesota (1981). Ralph Turtinen, ed. 100 Years of Golden Gopher Football. John Roberts. 
  2. ^ a b c The General Alumni Association (1928). Martin Newell, ed. The History of Minnesota Football. The General Alumni Association of the University of Minnesota.