1970 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1970 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1970 record 3-6-1 (2-4-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (17th year)
MVP Jeff Wright
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     9 1 0
#9 Michigan 6 1 0     9 1 0
Northwestern 6 1 0     6 4 0
Iowa 3 3 1     3 6 1
Wisconsin 3 4 0     4 5 1
Michigan State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Minnesota 2 4 1     3 6 1
Purdue 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 1 6 0     3 7 0
Indiana 1 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1970 college football season. In their 17th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 3-6-1 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 237 to 180.[1]

Defensive back Jeff Wright received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Linebacker Bill Light and defensive back Jeff Wright were named All-Big Ten first team. Offensive tackle Alvin Hawes, running back Barry Mayer and safety Walt Bowser were named All-Big Ten second team. Mayer was named an Academic All-American. Mayer was also named Academic All-Big Ten.[2] The team included offensive lineman, Richard Fliehr, better known as professional wrestler Ric Flair.

Total attendance for the season was 225,468, which averaged to 45,093. The season high for attendance was against Nebraska.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/19/1970 at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO L 34-12   57,200
09/26/1970 Ohio* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 49-7   39,593
10/03/1970 No. 6 Nebraska* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 35-10   52,287
10/10/1970 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 23-0   40,220
10/17/1970 at No. 1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 28-8   86,667
10/24/1970 at No. 5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 39-13   83,496
10/31/1970 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN T 14-14   51,345
11/07/1970 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 28-14   33,437
11/14/1970 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 23-13   42,834
11/21/1970 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 39-14   50,167
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1970-1974)". 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