1947 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1947 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1947 record 6-3 (3-3 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (13th year)
MVP Larry Olsonski
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Michigan $ 6 0 0     10 0 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Minnesota 3 3 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 3 0     5 3 1
Purdue 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 3 1     5 3 1
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Northwestern 2 4 0     3 6 0
Ohio State 1 4 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1947 college football season. In their 13th year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6-3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 174 to 127.[1]

Guard Leo Nomellini was named All-Big Ten.[2] Guard Larry Olsonoski was awarded the Team MVP Award.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 289,612, which averaged to 57,922. The season high for attendance was against Purdue.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/27/1947 Washington* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 7-6   43,377
10/04/1947 at Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 28-13   34,000
10/12/1947 Northwestern No. 17 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 37-21   59,598
10/18/1947 at Illinois No. 13 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 13-40   56,048
10/25/1947 at No. 1 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 6-13   85,938
11/01/1947 Pittsburgh* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 29-0   55,624
11/08/1947 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 26-21   63,659
11/15/1947 at Iowa No. 20 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 7-13   50,000
11/22/1947 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-0   63,862
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Week 5: Minnesota at Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 6 0 0 6
Michigan 0 7 0 6 13

In the fifth week of the season, Minnesota a close game against Michigan by a score of 13-6. Michigan scored first on a long touchdown pass from Bob Chappuis to Bump Elliott. The final touchdown in the fourth quarter followed a 24-yard interception return by Jack Weisenburger to the Minnesota 21-yard line. Gene Derricotte scored after faking to the right and then running through a hole on the left side and into the end zone. Chappuis was held to 26 rushing yards, less than two yards per carry.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  5. ^ Walter W. Ruch (October 19, 1947). "Michigan Topples Minnesota, 13 to 6: Wolverines, Outrushed by the Gophers, Take Advantage of Breaks Before 85,000". The New York Times.