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1951 Football Results

Gopher Football 1951 Season

  • Head Coach: Wes Fesler (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 2 - 6 - 1
  • Conference Record: 1 - 4 - 1

1951 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/29/1951 Washington (3-6-1) L 20-25
10/06/1951 @ California (8-2) L 14-55
10/13/1951 Northwestern (5-4) L 7-21
10/20/1951 Homecoming
Nebraska (1-8-1)
W 39-20
10/27/1951 @ Michigan (4-5) L 27-54
11/03/1951 @ Iowa (2-5-2) T 20-20
11/10/1951 Indiana (2-7) W 16-14
11/17/1951 @ Purdue (5-4) L 13-19
11/24/1951 Wisconsin (7-1-1) L 6-30

1951 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Illinois 5-0-1 9-0-1
Purdue 4-1-0 5-4-0
Wisconsin 5-1-1 7-1-1
Michigan 4-2-0 4-5-0
Ohio State 2-2-2 4-3-2
Northwestern 2-4-0 5-4-0
Minnesota 1-4-1 2-6-1
Indiana 1-5-0 2-7-0
Iowa 0-5-1 2-5-2

1951 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Tennessee 10-1-0
2 Michigan State 9-0-0
3 Maryland 10-0-0
4 Illinois 9-0-1
5 Georgia Tech 11-0-1
6 Princeton 9-0-0
7 Stanford 9-2-0
8 Wisconsin 7-1-1
9 Baylor 8-2-1
10 Oklahoma 8-2-0
11 Texas Christian 6-5-0
12 California 8-2-0
13 Virginia 8-1-0
14 San Francisco 9-0-0
15 Kentucky 8-4-0
16 Boston 6-4-0
17 UCLA 5-3-1
18 Washington State 7-3-0
19 Holy Cross 8-2-0
20 Clemson 7-3-0

1951 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Tennessee 10-1-0
2 Michigan State 9-0-0
3 Illinois 9-0-1
4 Maryland 10-0-0
5 Georgia Tech 11-0-1
6 Princeton 9-0-0
7 Stanford 9-2-0
8 Wisconsin 7-1-1
9 Baylor 8-2-1
10 Texas Christian 6-5-0
11 Oklahoma 8-2-0
12 California 8-2-0
13 Notre Dame 7-2-1
14 Purdue 5-4-0
14 San Francisco 9-0-0
14 Washington State 7-3-0
17 Holy Cross 8-2-0
17 Kentucky 8-4-0
17 UCLA 5-3-1
20 Kansas 8-2-0

1951 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1952
Illinois 40, Stanford 7

1951 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1952
Georgia Tech 17, Baylor 14
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1952
Maryland 28, Tennessee 13
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1952
Kentucky 20, Texas Christian 7
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1952
Texas Tech 25, Pacific (CA) 14
Gator Bowl - 01/01/1952
Miami (FL) 14, Clemson 0
Tangerine Bowl - 01/01/1952
Stetson 35, Arkansas State 20
Salad Bowl - 01/01/1952
Houston 26, Dayton 21