1920 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1920 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1920 record 1–6 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (21st year)
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 5 0 0     7 1 0
Wisconsin 4 1 0     6 1 0
Indiana 3 1 0     5 2 0
Illinois 4 2 0     5 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 2 2 0     5 2 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 4 0
Chicago 2 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 4 0     2 5 0
Minnesota 0 6 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1920 college football season. In their 21st year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 1–6 record (0–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and were outscored by their opponents by a combined score of 92 to 62.[1] The team suffered the program's first ever six-game losing streak,[2] and it finished tied for last place in the conference.

Guard Festus Tierney and halfback Arnold Oss were selected as first-team player on the 1920 All-Big Ten Conference football team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 North Dakota* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 41–3   10,000
October 9 at Northwestern Northwestern FieldEvanston, IL L 0–17   10,000
October 16 Indiana Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN L 7–21   12,000
October 30 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL L 7–17   15,265
November 6 Wisconsin Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) L 0–3   22,000
November 13 at Iowa Iowa FieldIowa City, IA (Rivalry) L 7–28   13,000
November 20 Michigandagger Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 0–3   22,000–23,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ General Alumni. History. p. 160.