1902 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1902 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Western Conference
1902 record 9–2–1 (3–1 Western)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (3rd season)
Captain John Flynn
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
1902 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0     11 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     9 2 1
Illinois 4 2 0     10 2 1
Purdue 2 2 0     7 2 1
Wisconsin 1 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 0 3 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     6 6 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1902 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1902 Western Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 9–2–1 record (3–1 against Western Conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, shut out nine of their twelve opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 335 to 34.[1] The Gophers' 102 points against Grinnell on November 1, was the largest point total to that date in the program's history and the first time a Minnesota team scored 100 or more points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 Saint Paul Central High School* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN T 0–0    
September 22 Minneapolis Central High* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 28–0    
September 27 Carleton* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 33–0    
October 4 Iowa State* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 16–0    
October 7 Hamline* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 59–0    
October 11 Beloit* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 29–0    
October 18 Nebraska* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN L 0–6   7,000
October 25 at Iowa Iowa FieldIowa City, IA (Rivalry) W 34–0   3,000
November 1 Grinnell* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 102–0    
November 8 Illinois Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 17–5   8,000
November 15 Wisconsin Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 11–0   1,5000
November 27 1:15 p.m. at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry) L 6–23   9,000–12,000
*Non-conference game. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1902 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.