1963 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1963 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1963 record 3–6 (2–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (10th season)
MVP Carl Eller
Captain Milt Sunde
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Illinois $ 5 1 1     8 1 1
No. 9 Michigan State 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 4 1 1     5 3 1
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 2 3 2     3 4 2
Iowa 2 3 1     3 3 2
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1963 Big Ten Conference football season. In their tenth year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 3–6 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 117 to 95.[1]

Tackle Carl Eller received the team's Most Valuable Player award and was a consensus first-team All-American. Eller was also named All-Big Ten first team.[2] Center Frank Marchiewski was named All-Big Ten second team. Offensive lineman Milt Sunde was named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Total attendance at five home games was 286,797, an average of 57,759 per game. The largest crowd was against Michigan.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 7–14   61,140
October 5 Army* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 24–8   60,264
October 12 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 8–15   45,763
October 19 at No. 7 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 6–16   61,229
October 26 Michigandagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) W 6–0   62,107
November 2 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis L 6–24   51,657
November 9 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Rivalry) L 13–27   59,300
November 16 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 11–33   38,924
November 28 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Rivalry) W 14–0   55,271
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160