1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1949 record||7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bernie Bierman (15th season)|
|Captain||Howard Brennan, Clayton Tonnemaker|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1949 Big Nine football standings|
|No. 6 Ohio State +||4||–||1||–||1||7||–||1||–||2|
|No. 7 Michigan +||4||–||1||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|No. 8 Minnesota||4||–||2||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
The 1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1949 Big Nine Conference 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.
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. Nomellini, Tonnemaker and end Bud Grant were named All-Big Ten first team.
Bud Grant was awarded the Team MVP Award.
|September 24||Washington*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 48–20||55,256|
|October 1||at Nebraska*||Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Rivalry)||W 28–6||34,000|
|October 8||No. 20 Northwestern||No. 5||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 21–7||63,063|
|October 15||at No. 11 Ohio State||No. 5||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH||W 27–0||82,111|
|October 22||at No. 12 Michigan||No. 3||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug)||L 7–14||97,239|
|October 29||Purdue||No. 7||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 7–13||61,154|
|November 5||No. 15 Iowa||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 55–7||62,089|
|November 12||at Pittsburgh||No. 9||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 24–7||42,515|
|November 19||Wisconsin||No. 8||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 14–6||63,139|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "1949 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160