1950 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1950 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1950 record 1-7-1 (1-4-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (16th year)
MVP Wayne Robinson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »
1950 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Michigan $ 4 1 1     6 3 1
#14 Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Wisconsin 5 2 0     6 3 0
#13 Illinois 4 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 4 1     1 7 1
Indiana 1 4 0     3 5 1
Purdue 1 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1950 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 1-7-1 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 196 to 79.[1]

Wayne Robinson was awarded the Team MVP Award.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 267,015, which averaged to 53,403. The season high for attendance was against Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/30/1950 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 13-28   49,500
10/07/1950 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 26-32   47,710
10/14/1950 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 6-13   45,000
10/21/1950 No. 9 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0-48   53,192
10/28/1950 No. 14 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN T 7-7   59,412
11/04/1950 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 0-13   60,321
11/11/1950 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 0-27   47,461
11/18/1950 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 27-14   46,389
11/25/1950 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 0-14   45,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

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

In its fifth game, Minnesota lost to Michigan. After a scoreless first half, Michigan drove down the field culminating in a two-yard run by Don Dufek. Minnesota tied the game with a touchdown in the final two minutes to tie the game at 7-7. Dufek rushed for 63 yards, but the Minnesota team held Michigan to a total of only 46 yards rushing as Chuck Ortmann was held to -38 rushing yards. With the tie game, Michigan retained possession of the Little Brown Jug.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160