1929 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1929 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1929 record 6–2 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Clarence Spears (5th season)
Captain Game captains
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Purdue $ 5 0 0     8 0 0
#5 Illinois 3 1 1     6 1 1
Minnesota 3 2 0     6 2 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 2 2     4 2 2
Ohio State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Michigan 1 3 1     5 3 1
Indiana 1 3 1     2 6 1
Chicago 1 3 0     7 3 0
Wisconsin 1 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1929 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1929 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Clarence Spears, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 179 to 55.[1]

Bronko Nagurski was named an All-American at fullback and tackle by the Associated Press and Look.[2] Nagurski and end Robert Tanner were named All-Big Ten first team.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 204,083, which averaged to 34,014. The season high for attendance was against Michigan.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 Coe* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis W 39–0   25,000
October 12 Vanderbilt Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 15–6   25,000
October 19 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 26–14   40,000
October 26 Ripon* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 54–0   27,000
November 2 Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 9–7   30,000
November 9 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Rivalry) L 7–9   36,000
November 16 Michigandagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) L 6–7   58,160
November 23 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Rivalry) W 13–12   58,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1929 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160