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1972 Football Results

Gopher Football 1972 Season

  • Head Coach: Cal Stoll (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 4 - 7
  • Conference Record: 4 - 4

1972 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/16/1972 @ Indiana (5-6) L 23-27
09/23/1972 Colorado (8-4) L 6-38
09/30/1972 @ Nebraska (9-2-1) L 0-49
10/07/1972 Kansas (4-7) L 28-34
10/14/1972 Purdue (6-5) L 3-28
10/21/1972 Homecoming
Iowa (3-7-1)
W 43-14
10/28/1972 @ Michigan (10-1) L 0-42
11/04/1972 @ Ohio State (9-2) L 19-27
11/11/1972 Northwestern (2-9) W 35-29
11/18/1972 Michigan State (5-5-1) W 14-10
11/25/1972 @ Wisconsin (4-7) W 14-6

1972 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 7-1-0 9-2-0
Michigan 7-1-0 10-1-0
Purdue 6-2-0 6-5-0
Michigan State 5-2-1 5-5-1
Minnesota 4-4-0 4-7-0
Indiana 3-5-0 5-6-0
Illinois 3-5-0 3-8-0
Iowa 2-6-1 3-7-1
Wisconsin 2-6-0 4-7-0
Northwestern 1-8-0 2-9-0

1972 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
91 Adams, Dan DT Jr. 6-1 236 Fond du Lac, WI
20 Alderson, Tim SS Sr. 6-1 205 Mankato, MN
59 Bailey, Bob DE Sr. 6-2 224 Montgomery, AL
50 Bakken, Ollie LB So. 6-3 227 St. Paul, MN
22 Beaudoin, Doug FS Fr. 6-2 196 Jamestown, ND
7 Becker, Kim QB So. 6-2 190 East Rutherford, NJ
81 Budish, Kim TE So. 6-5 257 Golden Valley, MN
66 Bunge, Darrel OG Jr. 6-1 242 Caledonia, MN
92 Byrne, Mike DE So. 6-4 216 Ardsley, NY
23 Caiazzo, Steve WR Jr. 6-2 215 Malden, MA
3 Carroll, Mike QB Fr. 6-2 190 White Bear Lake, MN
86 Christensen, Dan DE So. 6-2 224 Rochester, MN
57 Christensen, Dave OC Fr. 6-2 235 Albert Lea, MN
32 Clare, Lou RB Sr. 6-1 215 Mississauga, ON
51 Craine, Steve LB Fr. 6-2 218 St. Clare Shores, MI
43 Cummings, Dennis CB Fr. 6-0 186 Des Moines, IA
49 Dobmeier, Doug CB Fr. 6-0 168 Olivia, MN
67 Dunn, Bill OG Fr. 6-1 220 Northfield, IL
47 Engebos, Greg CB So. 5-11 179 Green Bay, WI
89 Fahnhorst, Keith TE Jr. 6-6 242 St. Cloud, MN
18 Fash, Gil QB Jr. 6-4 199 Lockport, IL
81 Finley, Scott TE Jr. 6-6 215 Bloomington, MN
96 Forseth, Irwin DT Fr. 6-2 240 White Bear Lake, MN
34 Fritze, Dave FB Fr. 6-3 205 Hayfield, MN
17 Fuller, Vince WR Fr. 6-1 171 Philadelphia, PA
58 Gerths, Greg LB So. 6-1 225 Hastings, MN
90 Glanton, Paul LB So. 6-3 238 Northfield, MN
39 Goldberg, Steve LS So. 6-1 228 Tulsa, OK
31 Goretta, Dave LB Fr. 6-2 202 Naperville, IL
77 Greeley, Wells OT Fr. 6-5 261 Canton, NC
65 Gunderson, Jeff DT Jr. 6-3 227 Minneapolis, MN
4 Harrier, Kim LB Fr. 6-0 216 Olivia, MN
56 Hegland, Dave OG So. 6-2 254 Peterson, MN
44 Henrickson, Dale TE So. 6-4 230 Barrington, IL
48 Henry, Jim RB Sr. 6-0 195 St. Cloud, MN
72 Herkenhoff, Matt OT Jr. 6-5 252 St. Rose, MN
14 Herman, Jim CB Sr. 6-0 178 Minneapolis, MN
45 Honza, George WR Sr. 6-0 185 Montgomery, MN
70 Irwin, Scott DT Jr. 6-2 234 Duluth, MN
54 Jaker, Kim OC So. 6-0 182 St. Paul, MN
82 Johns, Dave TE Sr. 6-6 216 Beaver, PA
42 Keller, Kevin CB So. 5-10 194 Austin, MN
84 Kephart, Ken TE Jr. 6-3 212 Hopkins, MN
37 King, John FB Jr. 6-1 218 Harvest, AL
83 Kingsriter, Doug TE Sr. 6-3 220 Richfield, MN
10 Kriselewicz, Chris WR So. 6-0 198 East Paterson, NJ
77 Krol, John OG Jr. 6-3 233 Griffith, IN
16 Kuklenski, Kirby SS Fr. 5-11 184 Wahpeton, ND
12 Lawing, John QB Fr. 6-3 207 Lincolnton, NC
95 Loewen, Fred DT Fr. 6-3 244 Marshall, WI
33 MacLeod, Tom LB Sr. 6-4 217 Proctor, MN
11 Makings, Mike FS Fr. 6-1 190 Scottsdale, AZ.
75 Maloney, Dennis OT Sr. 6-5 255 Green Bay, WI
19 Mason, Mike QB Sr. 6-3 199 Baraboo, WI
9 McGrew, Chuck QB Fr. 6-2 173 Edina, MN
69 Meadowcraft, Art OT Fr. 6-4 251 Baltimore, MD
61 Minske, Alan OG So. 6-1 233 Medford, MN
30 Moen, Brad FB So. 6-2 215 Bloomington, MN
8 Morgan, Bob QB Sr. 5-11 191 Robbinsdale, MN
6 Mosko, Frank P Fr. 5-11 211 Wyandotte, MI
97 Neils, Steve DE Jr. 6-2 213 St. Peter, MN
52 Nolander, Dave OC Fr. 6-4 225 Albert Lea, MN
60 Olson, Curt DE Fr. 6-5 190 Bloomington, MN
64 Pike, Wayne OG So. 6-1 233 Rochester, MN
24 Politano, Steve FS Sr. 6-1 173 Inwood, NJ
29 Pribyl, Tom SS Jr. 6-2 197 Heron Lake, MN
85 Puchtel, Scott TE So. 6-3 212 Richfield, MN
98 Raiche, Gene DT Jr. 6-0 219 St. Cloud, MN
38 Ramerth, Mike DT So. 6-1 224 Minneapolis, MN
27 Randall, Todd FS Jr. 6-1 190 Middleton, WI
35 Rudolph, Paul FB So. 6-2 216 Chicago, IL
69 Scheuer, Clayton DT Sr. 5-11 252 St. Cloud, MN
55 Selleck, Jeff OC So. 6-0 227 Arlington Heights, IL
41 Sheridan, Farrell CB Sr. 6-0 195 Rutherford, NJ
63 Shoff, Greg OT Fr. 6-4 251 Albert Lea, MN
15 Silianoff, Mark LB Fr. 6-0 208 South St. Paul, MN
79 Simons, Keith DT Fr. 6-4 249 Belleville, MI
71 Simonson, Dave OT Jr. 6-6 236 Austin, MN
94 Sims, Bill TE Fr. 6-2 212 Edina, MN
98 Smith, Jeff DE Fr. 6-4 213 Plymouth, MN
36 Steidl, Mike LB Jr. 5-10 211 Alexandria, MN
5 Stromwell, Dick WR Fr. 5-11 186 Eau Claire, WI
62 Tollefson, Paul OG Sr. 6-1 236 Green Bay, WI
53 Veldman, Bob OC Sr. 6-4 231 Hollandale, MN
46 Waltower, Tom RB Sr. 5-10 195 Augusta, GA
28 White, Mike CB Sr. 6-0 192 Columbus, GA
93 Wilson, Gregg DE So. 6-4 215 Pittsfield, MA
68 Wood, Larry OG Jr. 6-1 233 Austin, MN
26 Wright, Paul SS Sr. 5-11 195 Edina, MN
87 Wrobel, Ron DE Fr. 6-3 228 Detroit, MI

1972 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Southern California 12-0-0
2 Oklahoma 11-1-0
3 Texas 10-1-0
4 Nebraska 9-2-1
5 Auburn 10-1-0
6 Michigan 10-1-0
7 Alabama 10-2-0
8 Tennessee 10-2-0
9 Ohio State 9-2-0
10 Penn State 10-2-0
11 Louisiana State 9-2-1
12 North Carolina 11-1-0
13 Arizona State 10-2-0
14 Notre Dame 8-3-0
15 UCLA 8-3-0
16 Colorado 8-4-0
17 North Carolina State 8-3-1
18 Louisville 9-1-0
19 Washington State 7-4-0
20 Georgia Tech 7-4-1

1972 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Southern California 12-0-0
2 Oklahoma 11-1-0
3 Ohio State 9-2-0
4 Alabama 10-2-0
5 Texas 10-1-0
6 Michigan 10-1-0
7 Auburn 10-1-0
8 Penn State 10-2-0
9 Nebraska 9-2-1
10 Louisiana State 9-2-1
11 Tennessee 10-2-0
12 Notre Dame 8-3-0
13 Arizona State 10-2-0
14 Colorado 8-4-0
14 North Carolina 11-1-0
16 Louisville 9-1-0
17 UCLA 8-3-0
17 Washington State 7-4-0
19 Utah State 8-3-0
20 San Diego State 10-1-0

1972 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1973
Southern California 42, Ohio State 17

1972 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1973
Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6
Sugar Bowl - 12/31/1972
Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1973
Texas 17, Alabama 13
Sun Bowl - 12/30/1972
North Carolina 32, Texas Tech 28
Gator Bowl - 12/30/1972
Auburn 24, Colorado 3
Tangerine Bowl - 12/29/1972
Tampa 21, Kent 18
Liberty Bowl - 12/18/1972
Georgia Tech 31, Iowa State 30
Peach Bowl - 12/29/1972
North Carolina State 49, West Virginia 13
Fiesta Bowl - 12/23/1972
Arizona State 49, Missouri 35
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/30/1972
Tennessee 24, Louisiana State 17