1911 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1911 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Western Conference champion
Conference Western Conference
1911 record 6–0–1 (3–0–1 Western)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (12th season)
Captain Earle T. Pickering
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1910
1912 →
1911 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota $ 3 0 1     6 0 1
Chicago 5 1 0     6 1 0
Wisconsin 2 1 1     5 1 1
Illinois 2 2 1     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 1 3 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     3 4 0
Indiana 0 3 1     3 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1911 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1911 college football season. In their 12th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–0–1 record (2–0–1 against Western Conference opponents), won the conference championship for the third consecutive year, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 102 to 15.[1] The team has been recognized retroactively as the national champion by the Billingsley Report.[2]

Center Clifford Morrell and halfback Reuben Rosenwald were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 Iowa State* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 5–0   2,500
October 7 South Dakota* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 5–0   3,500
October 21 Nebraska* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 21–3   10,000
October 28 Iowa Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 24–6   5,000
November 4 Chicago Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 30–0   20,000
November 18 at Wisconsin Randall FieldMadison, WI (Rivalry) T 6–6   15,000
November 25 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 11–0   10,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1911 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180.