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1941 Football Results

Gopher Football 1941 Season

  • Head Coach: Bernie Bierman (10th season)
  • Overall Record: 8 - 0
  • Conference Record: 5 - 0
  • National Champions!  This was the Gophers' 5th National Championship.
  • Bruce Smith received the Heisman Trophy, the only player Minnesota has ever had win the award.

1941 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/27/1941 @ Washington (5-4) W 14-6
10/11/1941 Illinois (2-6) W 34-6
10/18/1941 Pittsburgh (3-6) W 39-0
10/25/1941 @ Michigan (6-1-1) W 7-0
11/01/1941 Homecoming
Northwestern (5-3)
W 8-7
11/08/1941 Nebraska (4-5) W 9-0
11/15/1941 @ Iowa (3-5) W 34-13
11/22/1941 Wisconsin (3-5) W 41-6

1941 Big Ten Standings

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

1941 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Minnesota 8-0-0
2 Duke 9-1-0
3 Notre Dame 8-0-1
4 Texas 8-1-1
5 Michigan 6-1-1
6 Fordham 8-1-0
7 Missouri 8-2-0
8 Duquesne 8-0-0
9 Texas A&M 9-2-0
10 Navy 7-1-1
11 Northwestern 5-3-0
12 Oregon State 8-2-0
13 Ohio State 6-1-1
14 Georgia 9-1-1
15 Pennsylvania 7-1-0
16 Mississippi State 8-1-1
17 Mississippi 6-2-1
18 Tennessee 8-2-0
19 Washington State 6-4-0
20 Alabama 9-2-0

1941 Bowl Results

Rose Bowl (at Durham, NC) - 01/01/1942
Oregon State 20, Duke 16
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1942
Georgia 40, Texas Christian 26
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1942
Fordham 2, Missouri 0
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1942
Alabama 29, Texas A&M 21
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1942
Tulsa 6, Texas Tech 0