1932 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1932 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1932 record 5–3 (2–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (1st year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
MVP Ray Oen
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Michigan + 6 0 0     8 0 0
#4 Purdue + 5 0 1     7 0 1
#11 Wisconsin 4 1 1     6 1 1
#6 Ohio State 2 1 2     4 1 3
Northwestern 2 3 1     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 0     5 3 0
Illinois 2 4 0     5 4 0
Indiana 1 4 1     3 4 1
Chicago 1 4 0     3 4 1
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1932 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1932 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 5-3 record, shut out three opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 86 to 42.[1]

Center Ray Oen was selected as the team's Most Valuable Player.[2] Tackle Marshall Wells was named All-Big Ten first team.[3] Fullback John Baumgartner was named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 113,956, which averaged to 43,557.[5] The season high for attendance was against Northwestern.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
10/01/1932 South Dakota State* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 12-0   20,000
10/08/1932 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0-7   20,000
10/15/1932 Nebraska* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 7-6   18,000
10/22/1932 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 21-6   12,000
10/29/1932 Northwesterndagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 7-0   35,000
11/05/1932 Ole Miss* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 26-0   12,000
11/12/1932 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 13-20   31,000
11/19/1932 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0-3   24,766
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Week 8: Michigan at Minnesota
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 3 0 0 3
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0

On November 19, 1932, Minnesota lost to an undefeated Michigan team at Memorial Stadium. Michigan was held to two first downs and 85 yards of total offense (67 rushing yards and 18 passing). Despite the lack of offensive production, Michigan won the game, 3–0, on a field goal at the end of the second quarter. The score was set up when Minnesota fullback Jack Manders fumbled the ball near the end of the first half. Chuck Bernard and Ted Petoskey recovered the ball at Minnesota's 23-yard line. With 36 seconds remaining in the first half, Michigan had the ball, fourth-and-goal at Minnesota's four-yard line. Harry Newman kicked the field goal, narrowly missing the upright to give Michigan the only three points scored by either team. Neither team was able to move the ball inside the other's 30-yard line in the second half. Minnesota came closest to scoring in the third quarter when All-American Pug Lund broke into the open field, but slipped and fell trying to evade Harry Newman who was the last person with a chance to stop Lund.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1930-1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  6. ^ "Michigan Triumphs on Newman's Goal: Place Kick in Last Minute of First Half Beats Minnesota, 3-0, Before 30,000; WOLVERINES CLINCH TITLE; Undefeated and Untied Eleven Takes Undisputed Possession of Big Ten Crown". The New York Times. November 20, 1932. 
  7. ^ 1933 Michiganensian, Minnesota game summary, p. 119.