1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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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)
MVP Ron Engel
Captain Wayne Robinson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Illinois $ 5 0 1     9 0 1
Purdue 4 1 0     5 4 0
No. 8 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
Michigan 4 2 0     4 5 0
Ohio State 2 2 2     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 1 4 1     2 6 1
Indiana 1 5 0     2 7 0
Iowa 0 5 1     2 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.[1]

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.[2]

Halfback Ron Engel was awarded the Team MVP Award.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 255,851, which averaged to 51,170. The season high for attendance was against Nebraska.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 No. 8 Washington* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 20-25   51,148
October 6 at No. 2 California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 14–55   69,000
October 13 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7–21   51,915
October 20 Nebraska*dagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 39–20   54,625
October 27 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 27–54   83,060
November 3 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa 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 StadiumWest 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. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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), pp. 179–182 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160