1916 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1916 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Western Conference
1916 record 6–1 (3–1 Western)
Head coach Henry L. Williams (17th season)
Captain Bert Baston
Home stadium Northrop Field
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 4 0 0     7 0 0
Northwestern 4 1 0     6 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 3 3 0     3 4 0
Illinois 2 2 1     3 3 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     4 2 1
Iowa 1 2 0     4 3 0
Indiana 0 3 1     2 4 1
Purdue 0 4 1     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1916 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1916 college football season. In their 17th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–1 record (3–1 against Western Conference opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 348 to 28.[1]

End Bert Baston and quarterback Shorty Long were named All-Americans by the Associated Press.[2] Baston was also named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.[2] Baston, guard Conrad Eklund tackle Frank Mayer and fullback Arnold "Pudge" Wyman were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 7 South Dakota State* Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN W 41–7    
October 14 North Dakota* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 47–7    
October 21 South Dakota* Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN W 81–0    
October 28 Iowa Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 67–0   5,000
November 4 Illinois Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN L 9–14   11,368
November 18 Wisconsin Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 54–0   24,000
November 25 at Chicago Marshall FieldChicago, IL W 49–0   22,000
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 179. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180. [permanent dead link]