1975 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1975 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1975 record 6–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Cal Stoll (4th season)
MVP Tony Dungy
Captain Keith Simons
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Michigan 7 1 0     8 2 2
Michigan State 4 4 0     7 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     5 6 0
Purdue 4 4 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Iowa 3 5 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Indiana 1 6 1     2 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1975 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Cal Stoll, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–5 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 236 to 192.[1]

Quarterback Tony Dungy received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Dungy and safety Doug Beaudoin were named All-Big Ten second team. Dungy was also named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 220,081, which averaged to 31,440. The season high for attendance was against Michigan State.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 14–20   35,594
September 20 Western Michigan* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 38–0   23,326
September 27 Oregon* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 10–7   34,300
October 4 Ohio* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21–0   27,486
October 11 at Illini Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 23–42   46,162
October 18 No. 17 Michigan Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 15–38   39,202
October 25 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Rivalry) W 31–7   59,160
November 1 No. 7 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 21–28   33,191
November 8 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 33–9   24,998
November 15 at No. 1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 6–38   87,817
November 22 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 24–3   37,578
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 7 7 7 10 31
Iowa 7 0 0 0 7

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1975-1979)". 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 
  4. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 26.