1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1926 record 5-3 (2-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Clarence Spears (2nd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1925 1927 »
1926 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Northwestern + 5 0 0     7 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 2 1 1     5 2 1
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 0     6 2 0
Minnesota 2 2 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 0
Iowa 0 5 0     3 5 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1926 college football season. In their second year under head coach Clarence Spears, the Golden Gophers compiled a 5-3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 269 to 57.[1]

Fullback Herb Joesting was named an All-American by the Associated Press and Look Magazine.[2] Joestring, Tackle Mitchell Gary, guard Harold Hanson and end Roger Wheeler were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 156,032, which averaged out to 31,206 per game. The season high for attendance was against rival Michigan.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
10/02/1926 North Dakota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 51-0   18,000
10/09/1926 Notre Dame* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7-20   54,000
10/16/1926 at Michigan Ferry FieldAnn Arbor, MI L 0-20   48,000
10/23/1926 Wabash* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 67-7   16,000
10/30/1926 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 16-10   42,000
11/06/1926 at Iowa Iowa Field • Iowa City, IA W 41-0   30,000
11/13/1926 Butler* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 81-0   8,000
11/20/1926 Michigandagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 6-7   58,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

On November 20, 1926, Minnesota lost to Michigan by a 7-6 score at Memorial Stadium. The game was the last for Michigan under head coach Fielding Yost. Herb Joesting scored on a short run in the second quarter, but Peplaw missed the attempted at extra point. Michigan trailed 6-0 in the fourth quarter when Nydahl of Minnesota fumbled. Oosterbaan picked up the loose ball and ran 58 yards for a touchdown. Friedman drop-kicked the extra point.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  5. ^ Walter Eckersall (November 21, 1926). "Wolverines Convert Gopher Fumble Into 7 to 6 Victory". Chicago Tribune.