1954 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1954 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1954 record||7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Murray Warmath (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1954 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 1 Ohio State $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|No. 9 Wisconsin||5||–||2||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
|No. 15 Michigan||5||–||2||–||0||6||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1954 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1954 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 7–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 195 to 127. The team finished the season ranked #20 in the final Coaches poll.
Halfback Bob McNamara received the team's Most Valuable Player award, and was selected by the Football Writers Association of America (for Look magazine) as a first-team player on the 1954 College Football All-America Team. He was also selected by the Associated Press as a first-team player on its 1954 All-Big Ten Conference football team. Fullback John Baumgartner was named Academic All-Big Ten.
|September 25||Nebraska*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 19–7||53,027|
|October 2||at Pittsburgh*||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 46–7||33,369|
|October 9||Northwestern||No. 18||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 26–7||53,663|
|October 16||Illinois||No. 11||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 19–6||63,339|
|October 23||at Michigan||No. 8||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug)||L 34–0||83,060|
|October 30||Michigan State||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 19–13||63,360|
|November 6||Oregon State||No. 14||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 44–6||48,702|
|November 13||No. 9 Iowa||No. 13||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 22–20||65,464|
|November 20||at No. 17 Wisconsin||No. 10||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Rivalry)||L 0–27||51,131|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "1954 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182[permanent dead link]
- "FWAA All America" (PDF). Football Writers Association of America.
- "A.P. Lists 1954 All Big Ten Choices" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 23, 1954. p. 4.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160[permanent dead link]