1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1957 record 4–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (4th season)
MVP Dick Larson
Captain Jon Jelacic
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     9 1 0
No. 3 Michigan State 5 1 0     8 1 0
No. 6 Iowa 4 1 1     7 1 1
No. 19 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 3 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 4 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1957 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–5 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 201 to 188.[1]

Quarterback Dick Larson received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Fullback Dick Borstad, offensive lineman Perry Gehring and offensive lineman Mike Svendsen were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance at five home games was 314,769, an average of 62,953, the largest crowd was against Purdue.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 Washington* No. 6 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 46–7   62,468
October 5 Purdue No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21–17   64,629
October 12 at Northwestern No. 4 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 41–6   38,000
October 19 at Illinois No. 4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 34–13   69,619
October 26 No. 20 Michigan No. 14 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 24–7   63,523
November 2 Indianadagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 34–0   62,258
November 9 at No. 5 Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA (rivalry) L 44–20   58,103
November 16 at No. 4 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 42–13   65,718
November 23 No. 18 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (rivalry) L 14–6   61,891
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160