1955 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1955 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1955 record 3–6 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (2nd season)
MVP Don Swanson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     7 2 0
#2 Michigan State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#12 Michigan 5 2 0     7 2 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 3 1     5 3 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 0
Iowa 2 3 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 6 1     0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1955 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3–6 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 172 to 110.[1]

Quarterback Don Swanson received the team's Most Valuable Player award,[2] and fullback Dick Borstad and running back Bob Hobart were named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 305,581, which averaged to 61,116. The season high for attendance was against Southern Cal.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 Washington* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 30–0   56,989
October 1 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7–6   59,019
October 8 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 18–7   38,000
October 15 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 21–13   45,995
October 22 No. 1 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 14–13   63,530
October 29 No. 10 USC*dagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 25–19   64,047
November 5 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA (Rivalry) L 26–0   52,459
November 12 at No. 3 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 42–14   51,605
November 19 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 21–6   61,996
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160