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 year)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1951 Big Ten football standings|
|#4 Illinois $||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||0||–||1|
The 1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1951 college 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.
|09/29/1951||No. 8 Washington*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 20-25||51,148|
|10/06/1951||at California*||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA||L 14-55||69,000|
|10/13/1951||Northwestern||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 7-21||51,915|
|10/20/1951||Nebraska*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 39-20||54,625|
|10/27/1951||at Michigan||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||L 27-54||83,060|
|11/03/1951||at Iowa||Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA||T 20-20||40,000|
|10/10/1951||Indiana||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 16-14||45,986|
|11/17/1951||at Purdue||Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN||L 13-19||29,000|
|11/24/1951||No. 8 Wisconsin||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 6-30||52,177|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|