1974 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1974 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1974 record 4–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Cal Stoll (3rd season)
MVP Ollie Bakken
Captain Ollie Bakken, Jeff Selleck
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 3 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
No. 12 Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Wisconsin 5 3 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 4 1
Purdue 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 2 6 0     4 7 0
Iowa 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1974 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third 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 332 to 161.[1]

Linebacker Ollie Bakken received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Tackle Keith Simons was named All-Big Ten first team.[2] Bakken and wide receiver Rick Upchurch were named All-Big Ten second team.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 225,127, which averaged to 37,521. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14 No. 4 Ohio State Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 19–34   45,511
September 21 North Dakota* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 42–30   34,870
September 28 TCU* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 9–7   32,822
October 5 at No. 6 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) L 0–54   76,408
October 12 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 3–34   34,102
October 19 Iowadagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 23–17   48,579
October 26 at No. 3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 0–49   96,284
November 2 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 13–21   32,922
November 9 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 24–20   51,374
November 16 Illinois Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 14–17   31,423
November 23 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) L 14–49   55,869
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 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 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160