1924 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1924 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1924 record 3–3–2 (1–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach William H. Spaulding (3rd season)
Captain Ted Cox
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
1924 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 3 0 3     4 1 3
Illinois 3 1 1     6 1 1
Iowa 3 1 1     6 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     6 2 0
Purdue 2 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 1 2 1     3 3 2
Ohio State 1 3 2     2 3 3
Indiana 1 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 1 3 0     4 4 0
Wisconsin 0 2 2     2 3 3
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1924 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1924 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach William H. Spaulding, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3–3–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 68 to 62.[1] It was Minnesota's first season playing in Memorial Stadium.

Guard George Abramson and tackle Ted Cox were named All-Big Ten first team.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 139,772, which averaged to 23,297. The season high for attendance was against Illinois.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4 North Dakota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 14–0   16,000
October 11 Haskell* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20–0   18,000
October 18 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) T 7–7   25,000
October 25 at Iowa Iowa FieldIowa City, IA (Rivalry) L 0–13   30,000
November 1 Michigandagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 0–13   43,000–50,000
November 8 Iowa State* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN T 7–7   12,000
November 15 Illinois Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20–7   35,341
November 22 Vanderbilt* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0–16   16,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Michigan at Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 6 7 0 0 13
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 1, 1924
  • Location: Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN
  • Game attendance: 45,000
  • Referee: Masker (Northwestern)

For its fifth game, Minnesota hosted Michigan in the first Big Ten Conference game played in the new horseshoe-shaped Memorial Stadium. Michigan recovered a fumble in Minnesota territory, and William Herrnstein caught a 30-yard touchdown pass to give Michigan a 6–0 lead. In the second quarter, Michigan scored again, as Ferdinand Rockwell ran around the end for a touchdown on a faked field goal attempt. Rockwell also kicked the extra point, and Michigan won the game, 13–0.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1924 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  4. ^ "Michigan Victor Over Minnesota: 45,000 See Wolverines Triumph at Homecoming Game in Minneapolis Stadium, 13-0". The New York Times. November 2, 1924. 
  5. ^ "Minnesota Falls Before Michigan: Wolverines Lend Discordant Note to Gopher Homecoming by 13 to 0 Defeat". Ludington Daily News (AP story). November 2, 1924.