1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 8
1949 record 7-2 (4-2 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (15th year)
MVP Bud Grant
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ohio State + 4 1 1     7 1 2
#7 Michigan + 4 1 1     6 2 1
#8 Minnesota 4 2 0     7 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     3 4 2
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 5 0
Purdue 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1949 college football season. In their 15th year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 7-2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 231 to 80.[1]

Tackle Leo Nomellini was named an All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press (AP), Look Magazine, and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Center Clayton Tonnemaker was named an All-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation, AP, Collier's/Grantland Rice, Look Magazine, Football Writers Association of America and the AFCA.[2] Nomellini, Tonnemaker and end Bud Grant were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Bud Grant was awarded the Team MVP Award.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 305,200, which averaged to 61,040. The season high for attendance was against Wisconsin.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/24/1949 Washington* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 48-20   55,256
10/01/1949 at Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 28-6   34,000
10/08/1949 Northwestern No. 5 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-7   63,063
10/15/1949 at No. 11 Ohio State No. 5 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 27-0   82,111
10/22/1949 at No. 11 Michigan No. 3 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7-14   97,239
10/29/1949 Purdue No. 7 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7-13   61,154
11/05/1949 Iowa No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 24-7   42,515
11/19/1949 Wisconsin No. 8 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 14-6   63,139
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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. 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