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1940 Football Results

Gopher Football 1940 Season

  • Head Coach: Bernie Bierman (9th season)
  • Overall Record: 8 - 0
  • Conference Record: 6 - 0
  • National Champions!  This was the Gophers' 4th National Championship.

1940 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/28/1940 Washington (7-2) W 19-14
10/05/1940 Nebraska (8-2) W 13-7
10/19/1940 @ Ohio State (4-4) W 13-7
10/26/1940 Homecoming
Iowa (4-4)
W 34-6
11/02/1940 @ Northwestern (6-2) W 13-12
11/09/1940 Michigan (7-1) W 7-6
11/16/1940 Purdue (2-6) W 33-6
11/23/1940 @ Wisconsin (4-4) W 22-13

1940 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Minnesota 6-0-0 8-0-0
Michigan 3-1-0 7-1-0
Northwestern 4-2-0 6-2-0
Wisconsin 3-3-0 4-4-0
Ohio State 3-3-0 4-4-0
Iowa 2-3-0 4-4-0
Indiana 2-3-0 3-5-0
Purdue 1-4-0 2-6-0
Illinois 0-5-0 1-7-0

1940 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Minnesota 8-0-0
2 Stanford 10-0-0
3 Michigan 7-1-0
4 Tennessee 10-1-0
5 Boston College 11-0-0
6 Texas A&M 9-1-0
7 Nebraska 8-2-0
8 Northwestern 6-2-0
9 Mississippi State 10-0-1
10 Washington 7-2-0
11 Santa Clara 6-1-1
12 Fordham 7-2-0
13 Georgetown 8-2-0
14 Pennsylvania 6-1-1
15 Cornell 6-2-0
16 Southern Methodist 8-1-1
17 Hardin-Simmons 9-0-0
18 Duke 7-2-0
19 Lafayette 9-0-0
20 Penn State 6-1-1

1940 Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1941
Stanford 21, Nebraska 13
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1941
Mississippi State 14, Georgetown 7
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1941
Boston College 19, Tennessee 13
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1941
Texas A&M 13, Fordham 12
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1941
Case Reserve 26, Arizona State 13