1937 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1937 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Big Ten champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 5
1937 record 6–2 (5–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (6th year)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
MVP Rudy Gmitro
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Minnesota $ 5 0 0     6 2 0
No. 13 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
Indiana 3 2 0     5 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     4 4 0
Purdue 2 2 1     4 3 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1     4 3 1
Illinois 2 3 0     3 3 2
Chicago 0 4 0     1 6 0
Iowa 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1937 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1937 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 184 to 50.[1]

End Ray King was named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look magazine.[2] Fullback Andy Uram was named an All-American by the Associated Press.[2] King, halfback Rudy Gmitro, tackle Lou Midler and guard Frank Twedell were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Rudy Gmitro was awarded the Team MVP Award.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 254,188, which averaged to 50,838. The season high for attendance was against Notre Dame.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 North Dakota Agricultural* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 69–7   47,492
October 2 at Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) L 9–14   37,000
October 9 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 6–0   35,000
October 16 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) W 39–6   53,266
October 30 Notre Dame* No. 4 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 6–7   63,237
November 6 at Iowa No. 14 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA (Rivalry) W 35–10   40,000
November 13 Northwestern No. 10 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 7–0   63,000
November 20 Wisconsin No. 7 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 13–6   46,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

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