1893 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1893 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
IAANW champion
Conference Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest
1893 record 6–0 (3–0 IAANW)
Head coach Wallie Winter (1st season)
Captain James E. Madigan
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1893 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota $ 3 0 0     6 0 0
Wisconsin 1 1 0     4 2 0
Michigan 1 2 0     7 3 0
Northwestern 0 2 0     2 5 3
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1893 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1893 college football season. It was the only season under head coach Wallie Winter and it featured the second season of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest. Minnesota plowed undefeated through its schedule to set up an end-of-season matchup with Wisconsin for the league title. The game was a rout and the teams agreed to stop the game early after Minnesota took a 40-0 lead. Due to financial difficulties, the league disbanded after the 1893 season.[1]:23


Date Opponent Site Result
October 14 Kansas* Minneapolis, MN W 12–6  
October 21 Grinnell* Minneapolis, MN W 36–6  
October 24 at Hamline* St. Paul, MN W 10–6  
October 28 at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry) W 34–20  
October 30 at Northwestern Evanston, IL W 16–0  
November 11 Wisconsin Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 40–0  
*Non-conference game.

Game summaries[edit]


On November 11, 1893, Minnesota finished its season with a 40 to 0 victory over Wisconsin in Minneapolis. Left halfback Pillsbury scored four touchdowns, and right halfback Adams scored three.[2]


  • Center, James E. Madigan (captain)
  • Guards, Everhart P. Harding (right guard); Augustus T. Larson (left guard)
  • Tackles, Constant Larson (left tackle); William C. Muir (right tackle)
  • Ends, Edgar C. Bisbee (right end); William F. Dalrymple (left end)
  • Quarterback, Charles H. Van Campen
  • Halfbacks, Walter N. Southworth (right half); George K. Belden (left half)
  • Fullback, Henry C. Cutler
  • Substitutes, Charles Adams, Ralph K. Keene, George A. Finlayson, Mason W. Spicer, W. Oakley Stout, Willis J. Walker, J. LeMoyne Danner Jr.
  • Coach, Wallie Winter.[1]:40


  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. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Is Again Champion: Wisconsin Unable to Do Anything Against Cracks". Chicago Tribune. November 12, 1893. p. 7.