1967 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1967 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Big Ten Co-Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
1967 record 8-2 (6-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (14th year)
MVP Tom Sakal
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »
1967 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Indiana + 6 1 0     9 2 0
Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
#9 Purdue + 6 1 0     8 2 0
Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan State 3 4 0     3 7 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa 0 6 1     1 8 1
Wisconsin 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1967 college football season. In their 14th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 8-2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 163 to 106.[1] The Gophers shared the Big Ten title, the most recent conference title for the University of Minnesota football team.

Back Tom Sakal received the team's Most Valuable Player award. End Bob Stein was named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, United Press International and Football Writers Association of America. Tackle John Williams, end Bob Stein, tackle McKinley Boston and back Tom Sakal were named All-Big Ten first team. Tight end Charles Sanders and offensive guard Ed Duren were named All-Big Ten second team. Offensive lineman Ezell Jones, defensive lineman Ron Kamzelski, defensive lineman Dave Nixon and defensive lineman Bob Stein were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 287,798 which averaged to 47,966. The season high for attendance was against Michigan State.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/23/1967 Utah* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 13-12   43,105
09/30/1967 at No. 7 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 7-0   65,347
10/07/1967 SMU* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 23-3   41,528
10/14/1967 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 10-7   56,103
10/21/1967 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-0   56,334
10/28/1967 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 20-15   49,809
11/04/1967 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 10-0   54,731
11/11/1967 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 41-12   55,647
11/18/1967 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 33-7   50,013
11/25/1967 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21-14   47,009
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1965-1969)". 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