1965 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1965 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1965 record5–4–1 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coachMurray Warmath (12th season)
MVPJohn Hankinson
CaptainPaul Faust
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan State $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
Ohio State 6 1 0     7 2 0
Purdue 5 2 0     7 2 1
Minnesota 5 2 0     5 4 1
Illinois 4 3 0     6 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 2 5 0     4 6 0
Wisconsin 2 5 0     2 7 1
Indiana 1 6 0     2 8 0
Iowa 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1965 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 12th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 5–4–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 188 to 160.[1]

Quarterback John Hankinson received the team's Most Valuable Player award. End Aaron Brown was named an All-American by the Associated Press, Look magazine, United Press International, Collier's/Grantland Rice and Football Writers Association of America. Brown was also named All-Big Ten first team.[2]

Total attendance at six home games was 302,747, an average of 50,458 per game. The largest crowd was against Michigan.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 at No. 7 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles T 20–20   58,497
September 25 Washington State* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis L 13–14   46,917
October 2 Missouri* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis L 6–17   49,889
October 9 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 42–18   46,010
October 16 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Rivalry) W 14–3   59,200
October 23 Michigandagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) W 14–13   58,519
October 30 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 10–11   84,359
November 6 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 27–22   50,565
November 13 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 0–35   45,587
November 20 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Rivalry) W 42–7   50,847
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Michigan 7 006 13
Minnesota 0 077 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1965 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]