1928 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1928 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1928 record 6–2 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Clarence Spears (4th season)
Captain George Gibson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 4 1 0     7 1 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     7 1 1
Minnesota 4 2 0     6 2 0
Iowa 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 2 0     5 2 1
Purdue 2 2 1     5 2 1
Northwestern 2 3 0     5 3 0
Michigan 2 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 2 4 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1928 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1928 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Clarence Spears, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 182 to 36.[1]

Guard George Gibson and end Kenneth Haycraft were named All-Americans by the Associated Press and Look Magazine.[2] Gibson, Haycraft and quarterback Fred Hovde were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 146,185, which averaged to 29,237. The season high for attendance was against Chicago.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6 Creighton* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 40–0   20,000
October 13 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 15–0   25,000
October 20 Chicagodagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 33–7   58,000
October 27 at Iowa Iowa FieldIowa City, IA (Rivalry) L 6–7   30,000
November 3 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 9–10   45,000
November 10 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21–12   25,000
November 17 Haskell* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 52–0   20,000
November 24 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) W 6–0   10,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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