1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Independent
1891 record 3–1–1
Head coach Edward Moulton (1st season)
Captain William C. Leary
← 1890
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The 1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1891 college football season. It was the only season under head coach Edward "Dad" Moulton and it saw Minnesota's first out-of-state trip with a pair of games in Iowa. The first of these games was against Grinnell and ended up in a 12-12 tie. The second game was Minnesota's first meeting with long-time rival Iowa and resulted in an easy 42-4 Minnesota victory.[1]:20


Date Opponent Site Result
October 17 Ex-Collegiates Minneapolis, MN L 0–4  
October 24 Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 26–12  
October 31 at Iowa College Grinnell, IA T 12–12  
November 2 at Iowa Iowa City, IA (Rivalry) W 42–4  
November 14 Iowa College Minneapolis, MN W 22–14  


  • Center, James Madigan
  • Tackles, George Sikes, R.C. Dewey
  • Guards, Charles G. Flanagan, Everhard P. Harding
  • Ends, L.C. Edson, E.C. Bisbee, David R. Burbank
  • Halfbacks, Eugene L. Patterson, William C. Leary (captain)
  • Quarterback, Alfred F. Pillsbury
  • Fullback, Charles S. Hale
  • Substitutes, George Hawley, Russell H. Folwell, John C. Ohnstad, Grant B. Rossman, A.T. Larson, A.J. Harris, R.L. Cramb
  • Coach/Trainer Edward "Dad" Moulton.[1]:36


  1. ^ a b The General Alumni Association (1928). Martin Newell, ed. The History of Minnesota Football. The General Alumni Association of the University of Minnesota.