1967 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team Article

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1967 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Big Ten co-champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
1967 record8–2 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (14th season)
MVPTom Sakal
CaptainTom Sakal
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
←  1966
1968 →
1967 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Indiana + 6 1 0     9 2 0
Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 9 Purdue + 6 1 0     8 2 0
Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Illinois 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 6 0
Michigan State 3 4 0     3 7 0
Northwestern 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa 0 6 1     1 8 1
Wisconsin 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1967 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 14th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 8–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 163 to 106. [1] The Gophers shared the Big Ten title, the most recent conference title for the University of Minnesota football team.

Back Tom Sakal received the team's Most Valuable Player award. End Bob Stein was named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, United Press International and Football Writers Association of America. Tackle John Williams, end Bob Stein, tackle McKinley Boston and back Tom Sakal were named All-Big Ten first team. Tight end Charles Sanders and offensive guard Ed Duren were named All-Big Ten second team. Offensive lineman Ezell Jones, defensive lineman Ron Kamzelski, defensive lineman Dave Nixon and defensive lineman Bob Stein were named Academic All-Big Ten. [2]

Total attendance at six home games was 287,798, an average of 47,966 per game. The largest crowd was against Michigan State. [3]

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 23 Utah* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis W 13–12   43,105
September 30 at No. 7  Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ( Rivalry) L 0–7   65,347
October 7 SMU* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 23–3   41,528
October 14 at  Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 10–7   56,103
October 21 Michigan Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 21–0   56,334
October 28 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis ( Little Brown Jug) W 20–15   49,809
November 4 at  Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa ( Rivalry) W 10–0   54,731
November 11 at No. 5  Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 12–47   55,647
November 18 No. 5  Indiana Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 33–7   50,013
November 25 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis ( Rivalry) W 21–14   47,009
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References

  1. ^ "1967 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[ permanent dead link]