1904 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1904 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
National champion (Billingsley)
Western Conference co-champion
|1904 record||13–0 (3–0 Western)|
|Head coach||Henry L. Williams (5th year)|
|Home stadium||Northrop Field|
|1904 Big 9 football standings|
The 1904 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1904 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 13-0 record (3–0 against Western Conference opponents). The 1904 Minnesota team has been recognized as a college football national champion by the Billingsley Report.
The 146 point victory over Grinnell represents both the largest point total and the largest margin of victory in Gopher football history.
Ten Minnesota players were recognized on the 1904 All-Western college football team: quarterback Sigmund Harris (COL-2, CT-2, MJ-1); halfbacks Otto Nelson Davies (COL-1, CT-2, MJ-1) and James Edward Kremer (COL-2); fullback Earl Current (CT-2, MJ-1); end Bobby Marshall (COL-2, MJ-1); tackles Percy Porter Brush (CRH, CT-2, MJ-2) and George Leland Case (MJ-2); guards Walton W. Thorpe (COL-1, CRH, CT-1, DFP, DT, MJ-1, SLR, WC) and Daniel D. Smith, Minnesota (CT-2); and center Moses Strathern (MJ-1).
Two players also received recognition on the 1904 College Football All-America Team. Quarterback Sigmund Harris received third-team honors from Walter Camp, and guard Walton Thorp received first-team honors from Illinois coach Fred Lowenthal and third-team honors from Walter Camp.
|09/17/1904||Twin Cities Central High*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 107-0|
|09/24/1904||South Dakota*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 77-0|
|09/28/1904||Shattuck*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 75-0|
|10/01/1904||Carleton*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 65-0|
|10/05/1904||St. Thomas*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 47-0|
|10/08/1904||North Dakota*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 35-0|
|10/15/1904||Iowa State*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 32-0|
|10/22/1904||Grinnell*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 146-0|
|10/29/1904||Nebraska*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 16-12|
|11/05/1904||Lawrence*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 69-0|
|11/12/1904||at Wisconsin||Randall Field • Madison, WI||W 28-0|
|11/19/1904||at Northwestern||Sheppard Field • Evanston, IL||W 17-0|
|11/24/1904||at Iowa||Iowa Field • Iowa City, IA||W 11-0|
- "Minnesota Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- General Alumni. History. p. 92.
- Collier's Self Indexing Annual. P. F. Collier & Son. 1905. p. 674. (COL)
- "News-Athletics". The Michigan Daily. December 1904. p. 133. (CRH, DT, DFP)
- "All-Western Football Eleven". Chicago Tribune. November 27, 1904. (CT)
- O'Loughlin (November 28, 1904). "The Journal's "All Western"". The Minneapolis Journal. p. 15. (MJ)
- "All-Western Football Team". The St. Louis Republic. November 30, 1904. p. 9. (SLR)
- Walter Camp, ed. (1905). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1905. American Sports Publishing Company. p. 35. (WC)
- "Camp's Idea Of Football Stars: Yale Coach Puts Two Western Men in His Selection". The Daily Review (Decatur, IL). 1904-12-28.
- "Camp's 1904 All America Football Team". Capital Times. 1904-11-24.
- "Some All-American Football Elevens". The Pittsburgh Press. 1904-11-29.