1977 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1977 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1977 record 7-5 (4-4 Big Ten)
Head coach Cal Stoll (6th year)
MVP Steve Midboe
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Michigan + 7 1 0     10 2 0
#11 Ohio State + 7 1 0     9 3 0
Michigan State 6 1 1     7 3 1
Indiana 4 3 1     5 5 1
Minnesota 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     4 7 0
Wisconsin 3 6 0     5 6 0
Illinois 2 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 1 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. In their sixth year under head coach Cal Stoll, the Golden Gophers compiled a 7-5 record but were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 180 to 171.[1]

Steve Midboe received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Kicker Paul Rogind and defensive tackle Steve Midboe were named All-Big Ten first team. Defensive tackle Mark Merrill, center Mark Slater and defensive back Bobby Weber were named All-Big Ten second team. Offensive lineman Dennis Fitzpatrick, offensive lineman Bryson Hollimon, defensive lineman Stan Sytsma and corner back Bob Weber were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 247,118, which averaged to 35,302. The season high for attendance was against rival Michigan.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/10/1977 Western Michigan* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 10-7   29,619
09/17/1977 at No. 6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7-38   87,799
09/24/1977 UCLA* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 27-13   41,076
10/01/1977 Washington* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 19-17   31,895
10/08/1977 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 6-18   57,460
10/15/1977 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 13-7   39,021
10/22/1977 No. 1 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 16-0   44,165
10/29/1977 at Indiana No. 19 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 22-34   30,399
11/05/1977 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 10-29   30,600
11/12/1977 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 21-0   37,689
11/19/1977 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 13-7   30,742
12/22/1977 vs. Maryland Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Hall of Fame Classic) L 7-17   47,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 0 0 0 0
Minnesota 10 3 0 3 16

[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. ^ "No. 1 Michigan Shut Out by Gophers." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 23.