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 year)
MVP Ollie Bakken
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#3 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 1 0
#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 college 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
09/14/1974 #4 Ohio State Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 19-34   45,511
09/21/1974 North Dakota* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 42-30   34,870
09/28/1974 TCU* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 9-7   32,822
10/05/1974 at #6 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 0-54   76,408
10/12/1974 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 3-34   34,102
10/19/1974 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 23-17   48,579
10/26/1974 at #3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0-49   96,284
11/02/1974 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 13-21   32,922
11/09/1974 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 24-20   51,374
11/16/1974 Illinois Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 14-17   31,423
11/23/1974 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 14-49   55,869
*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), p. 180 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160