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 season)
MVP Everette Gerths
Captain Mike Svendsen
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Iowa $ 5 1 0     8 1 1
No. 7 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
No. 8 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
No. 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 Big Ten Conference 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 at five home games was 288,817, an average of 57,763 per game. The largest crowd was against Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 21–24   38,000
October 4 No. 12 Pittsburgh* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 7–13   56,450
October 11 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 3–7   56,061
October 18 Illinoisdagger Memorial Stadium • MInneapolis, MN L 8–20   58,174
October 25 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 19–20   72,981
November 1 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 0–6   25,000
November 8 No. 2 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) L 6–28   64,485
November 15 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 39–12   53,647
November 22 at No. 5 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) L 12–27   54,517
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1958 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 [permanent dead link]