1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1926 record||5–3 (2–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Clarence Spears (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1926 Big Ten football standings|
The 1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1926 Big Ten Conference 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.
Fullback Herb Joesting was named an All-American by the Associated Press and Look Magazine. Joestring, Tackle Mitchell Gary, guard Harold Hanson and end Roger Wheeler were named All-Big Ten first team.
|October 2||North Dakota*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 51–0||18,000|
|October 9||Notre Dame*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 7–20||54,000|
|October 16||at Michigan||Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug)||L 0–20||48,000|
|October 23||Wabash*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 67–7||16,000|
|October 30||at Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Rivalry)||W 16–10||42,000|
|November 6||at Iowa||Iowa Field • Iowa City, IA (Rivalry)||W 41–0||30,000|
|November 13||Butler*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 81–0||8,000|
|November 20||Michigan||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug)||L 6–7||58,000|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
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.
- "1926 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160
- Walter Eckersall (November 21, 1926). "Wolverines Convert Gopher Fumble Into 7 to 6 Victory". Chicago Tribune.