1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1957 record 4–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (4th year)
MVP Dick Larson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     9 1 0
#3 Michigan State 5 1 0     8 1 0
#6 Iowa 4 1 1     7 1 1
#19 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 3 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 4 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1957 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–5 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 201 to 188.[1]

Quarterback Dick Larson received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Fullback Dick Borstad, offensive lineman Perry Gehring and offensive lineman Mike Svendsen were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 314,769, which averaged to 62,953. The season high for attendance was against Purdue.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/28/1957 Washington* No. 6 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 46-7   62,468
10/05/1957 Purdue No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-17   64,629
10/12/1957 at Northwestern No. 4 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 41-6   38,000
10/19/1957 at Illinois No. 4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 34-13   69,619
10/26/1957 No. 20 Michigan No. 14 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 24-7   63,523
11/02/1957 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 34-0   62,258
11/09/1957 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 44-20   58,103
11/16/1957 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 42-13   65,718
11/23/1957 No. 18 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 14-6   61,891
*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. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160