1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team Information

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1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1969 record4–5–1 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (16th season)
MVPRay Parson
Captain Jim Carter
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
←  1968
1970 →
1969 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State + 6 1 0     8 1 0
No. 9 Michigan + 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 18 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     4 5 1
Iowa 3 4 0     5 5 0
Indiana 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     3 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     3 7 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1969 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 16th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–4 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 190. [1]

End Ray Paron received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Parson was also named All-Big Ten first team. Linebacker Noel Jenke, halfback Barry Mayer and defensive lineman Leon Trawick were named Academic All-Big Ten. [2] The team included offensive lineman, Richard Fliehr, better known as professional wrestler Ric Flair.

Total attendance at six home games was 272,449, an average of 45,417 per game. The largest crowd was against Ohio State. [3]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 20at Arizona State*No. 19L 26–4850,202
September 27 Ohio*T 35–3541,235
October 4at Nebraska*L 14–4252,136
October 11at IndianaL 7–1752,804
October 18No. 1 Ohio Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Minneapolis
L 7–3453,106
October 25 Michigan
L 9–3544,028
November 1at IowaW 35–856,143
November 8 Northwestern
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Minneapolis
W 28–2141,576
November 15at Michigan StateW 14–1060,011
November 22 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Minneapolis ( Rivalry)
W 35–1040,458
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 34 Jim Carter Sr
QB 10 Craig Curry So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 27 Jeff Wright Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

References

  1. ^ "1969 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]