1972 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1972 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1972 record 4–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Cal Stoll (1st year)
MVP John King
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
#9 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 2 0
Purdue 6 2 0     6 5 0
Michigan State 5 2 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     4 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     3 8 0
Iowa 2 6 1     3 7 1
Wisconsin 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1972 college football season. In their first year under head coach Cal Stoll, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–7 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 304 to 185.[1]

Fullback John King received the team's Most Valuable Player award. King was also named All-Big Ten first team. Defensive back Tim Alderson was named All-Big Ten second team. Offensive lineman Doug Kingsriter was named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 221,553, which averaged to 36,925. The season high for attendance was against Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/16/1972 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 23-27   35,783
09/23/1972 No. 3 Colorado* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 6-38   42,703
09/30/1972 at No. 7 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 0-49   76,217
10/07/1972 Kansas* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 28-34   31,595
10/14/1972 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 3-28   37,287
10/21/1972 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 43-14   44,196
10/28/1972 at No. 5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0-42   84,190
11/04/1972 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 19-27   86,439
11/11/1972 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 35-29   32,771
11/18/1972 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 14-10   33,001
11/25/1972 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 14-6   60,746
*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