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1936 Football Results

Gopher Football 1936 Season

  • Head Coach: Bernie Bierman (5th season)
  • Overall Record: 7 - 1
  • Conference Record: 4 - 1
  • National Champions! This was the Gophers; 3rd National Championship!
  • We did not win the Big Ten title.  Northwestern lost its last game, and we rose to #1 to win the title. 
  • This was the first year of the AP poll.

1936 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/26/1936 @ Washington (7-2-1) W 14-7
10/10/1936 Nebraska (7-2) W 7-0
10/17/1936 Michigan (1-7) W 26-0
10/24/1936 Purdue (5-2-1) W 33-0
10/31/1936 @ Northwestern (7-1) L 0-6
11/07/1936 Homecoming
Iowa (3-4-1)
W 52-0
11/14/1936 Texas (2-6-1) W 47-19
11/21/1936 @ Wisconsin (2-6) W 24-0

1936 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Northwestern 6-0-0 7-1-0
Minnesota 4-1-0 7-1-0
Ohio State 4-1-0 5-3-0
Indiana 3-1-1 5-2-1
Purdue 3-1-1 5-2-1
Illinois 2-2-1 4-3-1
Chicago 1-4-0 2-5-1
Iowa 0-4-1 3-4-1
Wisconsin 0-4-0 2-6-0
Michigan 0-5-0 1-7-0

1936 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Minnesota 7-1-0
2 Louisiana State 9-1-1
3 Pittsburgh 8-1-1
4 Alabama 8-0-1
5 Washington 7-2-1
6 Santa Clara 8-1-0
7 Northwestern 7-1-0
8 Notre Dame 6-2-1
9 Nebraska 7-1-0
10 Pennsylvania 7-1-0
11 Duke 9-1-0
12 Yale 7-1-0
13 Dartmouth 7-1-1
14 Duquesne 8-2-0
15 Fordham 5-1-2
16 Texas Christian 9-2-2
17 Tennessee 6-2-2
18 Arkansas 7-3-0
18 Navy 6-3-0
20 Marquette 7-2-0

1936 Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1937
Pittsburgh 21, Washington 0
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1937
Duquesne 13, Mississippi State 12
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1937
Santa Clara 21, Louisiana State 14
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1937
Texas Christian 16, Marquette 6
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1937
Hardin-Simmons 34, Texas-El Paso 6
Bacardi Bowl - 01/01/1937
Auburn 7, Hardin-Simmons 7