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 NCAA Division I 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 No. 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 No. 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 No. 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