1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
Big Ten champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1934 record||8–0 (5–0 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bernie Bierman (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1934 Big Ten football standings|
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. The team was named national champions, the first national championship for the University.
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.
|09/29/1934||North Dakota State*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 56–12||25,000|
|10/06/1934||Nebraska*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 20–0||35,000|
|10/20/1934||at Pittsburgh*||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 13–7||65,000|
|10/27/1934||at Iowa||Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA||W 48–12||53,000|
|11/03/1934||Michigan||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 34–0||59,362|
|11/10/1934||Indiana||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 30–0||28,100|
|11/17/1934||Chicago||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 35–7||46,000|
|11/24/1934||at Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||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