1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
National champion (8 official selectors)
Big Ten champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1934 record||8–0 (5–0 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bernie Bierman (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1934 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Minnesota $||5||–||0||–||0||8||–||0||–||0|
|#8 Ohio State||5||–||1||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
The 1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1934 college football season. In their third year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled an undefeated 8–0 record, shut out four opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 270 to 38.
Eight of the selectors recognized as official by the NCAA (Billingsley, Boand, Dickinson, College Football Researchers Association, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, and Sagarin) recognize the 1934 Minnesota team as the national champion. The national championship was the first for the University of Minnesota.
Halfback Pug Lund was selected for the team's Most Valuable Player award for the second consecutive year. Lund also received Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded to the most valuable player of the Big Ten, and was named an All-American by the AP, Collier’s Weekly/Grantland Rice, Liberty, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine.
End Frank Larson was named an All-American by the Associated Press (AP), Collier's Weekly/Grantland Rice and Look Magazine. Guard Bill Bevan was named an All-American by Collier’s Weekly/Grantland Rice, Liberty and Look Magazine. End Bob Tenner was named an All-American by the United Press International. Tackle Phil Bengston, Bevan, Larson, Lund, Tenner, and tackle Ed Widseth were named All-Big Ten.
|Speedometer 29||North Dakota Agricultural*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 56–12||25,000|
|October 6||Nebraska*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 20–0||35,000|
|October 20||at Pittsburgh*||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 13–7||65,000|
|October 27||at Iowa||Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Rivalry)||W 48–12||53,000|
|November 3||Michigan||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug)||W 34–0||59,362|
|November 10||Indiana||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 30–0||28,100|
|November 17||Chicago||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 35–7||46,000|
|November 24||at Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Rivalry)||W 34–0||38,000|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming.|
- "Minnesota Yearly Results (1930-1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 167
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160