1936 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1936 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
National Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #1
1936 record 7-1 (4-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (5th year)
MVP Ed Widseth
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1935 1937 »
1936 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Northwestern 6 0 0     7 1 0
#1 Minnesota 4 1 0     7 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 3 0
Indiana 3 1 1     5 2 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 1     4 3 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 5 1
Iowa 0 4 1     3 4 1
Wisconsin 0 4 0     2 6 0
Michigan 0 5 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1936 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 7-1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 203 to 32.[1] The team was named national champions, the third consecutive national championship for the University.[2]

Tackle Ed Widseth was named an All-American by Collier's/Grantland Rice, Associated Press, INS, NEA, New York Sun, Look Magazine, New York Morning Telegram, Hearst, United Press International and Paramount News.[3] Widseth and halfback Andy Uram were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Ed Widseth was awarded the Team MVP award.[5]

Total attendance for the season was 247,653, which averaged to 49,531. The season high for attendance was against Iowa.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/26/1936 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 14-7   40,000
10/10/1936 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7-0   53,000
10/17/1936 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 26-0   48,000
10/24/1936 Purdue #1 Memorial Stadium • MInneapolis, MN W 33-0   47,780
10/31/1936 at #3 Northwestern #1 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 0-6   48,347
11/07/1936 Iowadagger #2 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 52-0   63,200
11/14/1936 Texas* #2 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 47-19   47,000
11/21/1936 at Wisconsin #2 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 24-0   33,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1935-1939)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 167 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  5. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 
  6. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160