1958 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1958 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1958 record 1-8 (1-6 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (5th year)
MVP Everette Gerths
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »
1958 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Iowa $ 5 1 0     8 1 1
#7 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
#8 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
#13 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1958 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 1-8 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 157 to 115.[1]

Guard Everette Gerths received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Center Mike Svendsen was named All-Big Ten first team. Svendsen and offensive lineman Perry Gehring were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 288,817, which averaged to 57,763. The season high for attendance was against Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/27/1958 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 24-21   38,000
10/04/1958 Pittsburgh* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 13-7   56,450
10/11/1958 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 7-3   56,061
10/18/1958 Illinois Memorial Stadium • MInneapolis, MN L 20-8   58,174
10/25/1958 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 20-19   72,981
11/01/1958 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 6-0   25,000
11/08/1958 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 28-6   64,485
11/15/1958 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 39-12   53,647
11/22/1958 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 27-12   54,517
*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