1962 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1962 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1962 record 6–2–1 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (9th season)
MVP Bobby Bell
Captain Dick Enga
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Wisconsin $ 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 10 Minnesota 5 2 0     6 2 1
Northwestern 4 2 0     7 2 0
Ohio State 4 2 0     6 3 0
Michigan State 3 3 0     5 4 0
Purdue 3 3 0     4 4 1
Iowa 3 3 0     4 5 0
Illinois 2 5 0     2 7 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
Michigan 1 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1962 Big Ten Conference football season. In their ninth year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 6–2–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 131 to 61.[1] The team finished tenth in both the Associated Press and United Press International polls.

Tackle Bobby Bell received the team's Most Valuable Player award and the Outland Trophy. Bell, guard Julian Hook and end John Campbell were named All-Big Ten first team. Tackle Carl Eller and defensive end Bob Prawdzik were named All-Big Ten second team.[2]

Total attendance at six home games was 377,744, an average of 62,957 per game. The largest crowd was against Purdue.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 No. 10 Missouri* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN T 0–0   60,133
October 6 Navy* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21–0   64,364
October 13 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 22–34   61,652
October 20 Illinoisdagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 17–0   59,427
October 27 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) W 17–0   65,484
November 3 at No. 7 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 28–7   64,783
November 10 Iowa No. 10 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 10–0   65,087
November 17 Purdue No. 8 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 7–6   67,081
November 24 at No. 3 Wisconsin No. 5 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) L 9–14   65,541
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1960-1964)". 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