1908 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1908 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Western Conference
1908 record 3–2–1 (0–2 Western)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (9th season)
Captain Ney Dunn (died before the season), Orren Safford
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1907
1909 →
1908 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 5 0 0     5 0 1
Illinois 4 1 0     5 1 1
Wisconsin 2 1 0     5 1 0
Indiana 1 3 0     2 4 0
Purdue 1 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 0 1 0     2 5 0
Minnesota 0 2 0     3 2 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     2 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1908 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1908 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3–2–1 record (0–2 against Western Conference opponents) and were outscored by all their opponents by a combined total of 50 to 32.[1]

The 1908 season was the first season in which the Minnesota football team was outscored by its season opponents.[2]

Center Orren Safford was named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 3 Lawrence* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 6–0   5,000
October 10 Iowa State* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 15–10   5,000
October 17 Nebraska* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) T 0–0   12,000
October 31 at Chicago Marshall FieldChicago, IL L 0–29   15,000
November 7 Wisconsin Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) L 0–5   15,000
November 21 Carlisle* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 11–6   15,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ General Alumni. History. p. 110. 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180. [permanent dead link]