1959 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1959 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1959 record 2-7 (1-6 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (6th year)
MVP Tom Moe
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »
1959 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Wisconsin $ 5 2 0     7 3 0
Michigan State 4 2 0     5 4 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 2 2
#13 Illinois 4 2 1     5 3 1
Northwestern 4 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 2 4 1     4 4 1
Ohio State 2 4 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1959 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 2-7 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 159 to 98.[1]

End Tom Moe received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Tackle Mike Wright was named an Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten. Offensive lineman Jerome Shetler was also named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 263,983, which averaged to 52,796. The season high for attendance was against Michigan.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/26/1959 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 32-12   50,951
10/03/1959 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 24-14   52,927
10/10/1959 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 6-0   41,211
10/17/1959 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14-6   57,485
10/24/1959 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 14-6   57,354
10/31/1959 Vanderbilt* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20-6   49,284
11/07/1959 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 33-0   57,000
11/14/1959 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 29-23   34,655
11/21/1959 #9 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 11-7   53,467
*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