1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1951 record||2–6–1 (1–4–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Wes Fesler (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1951 Big Nine football standings|
|No. 4 Illinois $||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||0||–||1|
|No. 8 Wisconsin||5||–||1||–||1||7||–||1||–||1|
The 1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Wes Fesler, the Golden Gophers compiled a 2–6–1 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 258 to 162.
No Golden Gophers players were named any major awards, All-American, Academic All-American, All-Big Ten or Academic All-Big Ten. It was the last season that no Golden Gopher players achieved any of the awards.
Halfback Ron Engel was awarded the Team MVP Award.
|September 29||No. 8 Washington*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 20-25||51,148|
|October 6||at No. 2 California*||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||L 14–55||69,000|
|October 13||Northwestern||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 7–21||51,915|
|October 20||Nebraska*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 39–20||54,625|
|October 27||at Michigan||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug)||L 27–54||83,060|
|November 3||at Iowa||Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Rivalry)||T 20–20||40,000|
|November 10||Indiana||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 16–14||45,986|
|November 17||at Purdue||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN||L 13–19||29,000|
|November 24||No. 8 Wisconsin||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||L 6–30||52,177|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|