1950 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1950 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1950 record 1–7–1 (1–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (16th season)
MVP Wayne Robinson
Captain Dave Skrien
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Michigan $ 4 1 1     6 3 1
No. 14 Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Wisconsin 5 2 0     6 3 0
No. 13 Illinois 4 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 4 1     1 7 1
Indiana 1 4 0     3 5 1
Purdue 1 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1950 Big Nine Conference football season. In their 16th year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled a 1–7–1 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 196 to 79.[1]

Wayne Robinson was awarded the Team MVP Award.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 267,015, which averaged to 53,403. The season high for attendance was against Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 at Washington* No. 18 Husky StadiumSeattle L 13–28   49,500
October 7 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis (Rivalry) L 26–32   47,710
October 14 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 6–13   45,000
October 21 No. 9 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis L 0–48   53,192
October 28 No. 14 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) T 7–7   59,412
November 4 Iowadagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Rivalry) L 0–13   60,321
November 11 at No. 12 Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 0–27   47,461
November 18 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 27–14   46,389
November 25 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Rivalry) L 0–14   45,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Week 5: Michigan at Minnesota
1 234Total
Michigan 0 070 7
Minnesota 0 007 7

In its fifth game, Minnesota lost to Michigan. After a scoreless first half, Michigan drove down the field culminating in a two-yard run by Don Dufek. Minnesota tied the game with a touchdown in the final two minutes to tie the game at 7-7. Dufek rushed for 63 yards, but the Minnesota team held Michigan to a total of only 46 yards rushing as Chuck Ortmann was held to -38 rushing yards. With the tie game, Michigan retained possession of the Little Brown Jug.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1950 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. 181 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160