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1977 Football Results

Gopher Football 1977 Season

  • Head Coach: Cal Stoll (6th season)
  • Overall Record: 7 - 5
  • Conference Record: 4 - 4
  • Hall of Fame Classic: vs. Maryland (L 7-17 )

1977 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/10/1977 Western Michigan (4-7) W 10-0
09/17/1977 @ Ohio State (9-3) L 7-38
09/24/1977 UCLA (7-4) W 27-13
10/01/1977 Washington (8-4) W 19-17
10/08/1977 @ Iowa (4-7) L 6-18
10/15/1977 Homecoming
Northwestern (1-10)
W 13-7
10/22/1977 Michigan (10-2) W 16-0
10/29/1977 @ Indiana (5-5-1) L 22-34
11/05/1977 Michigan State (7-3-1) L 10-29
11/12/1977 @ Illinois (3-8) W 21-0
11/19/1977 Wisconsin (5-6) W 13-7
12/22/1977 Hall of Fame Classic
vs. Maryland (8-4)
L 7-17

1977 Big Ten Standings

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

1977 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
99 Abrahamson, John DT Sr. 6-3 218 Loyal, WI
66 Acromite, Gary OG Sr. 6-3 246 Lincoln Park, MI
90 Allison, Mark DE Jr. 6-1 192 Edina, MN
86 Anhorn, Jeff WR Jr. 6-3 188 Blue Island, IL
40 Artis, Roy WR Fr. 6-2 187 Lawnside, NJ
1 Avery, Wendell QB So. 6-0 187 Corpus Christi, TX
95 Blanshan, Alan DT So. 6-6 257 Mankato, MN
83 Bourquin, Glenn TE So. 6-4 226 Cottage Grove, MN
33 Brady, Sam RB Sr. 6-0 196 Chicago, IL
31 Breault, Steve RB Jr. 6-0 194 Hudson, WI
34 Brown, Keith SS Jr. 5-11 192 St. Louis, MO
2 Burditte, Elwin WR So. 5-10 187 Minnetonka, MN
36 Burns, Ed LB Jr. 6-1 212 Racine, WI
12 Carlson, Mark QB So. 5-11 191 Deerfield, IL
42 Dilulo, Ray WR Fr. 6-0 201 Boise, ID
11 Edwards, Keith FS So. 5-11 199 Grand Rapids, MI
55 Engel, Chris OC Jr. 6-3 241 Bloomington, MN
64 Farnes, Scott OT Jr. 6-3 238 Albert Lea, MN
77 Fitzpatrick, Dennis OT Sr. 6-5 255 Rochester, NY
67 Fitzpatrick, Tom OG So. 6-5 236 Rochester, MN
17 Foxworth, Ken CB So. 5-11 188 St. Louis, MO
26 Frazier, Roger WR So. 5-11 175 Richmond, IN
65 Friberg, Doug DT Jr. 6-3 228 St. Paul, MN
50 Gardner, Dave DT So. 6-4 238 Rochester, MN
8 Hoffman, John SS So. 5-11 200 Duluth, MN
67 Hollimon, Bryson OG Sr. 6-1 236 Green Bay, WI
93 House, Bob DE Jr. 6-3 213 Preston, MN
25 Kirtland, Craig SS So. 6-1 181 Boise, ID
44 Kitzmann, Kent FB So. 6-3 204 Rochester, MN
92 Kuduk, John DT Jr. 6-2 221 Minneapolis, MN
35 Matthews, John FB Sr. 6-2 209 Peoria, IL
88 Merrill, Mark DE Sr. 6-4 241 Roseville, MN
78 Midboe, Steve DT Sr. 6-4 236 Dallas, WI
76 Morrow, Jeff OT Sr. 6-5 237 Lansdale, PA
63 Murtha, Greg OT Jr. 6-7 251 Minneapolis, MN
13 Rogind, Paul SS So. 5-11 179 Farmington, MI
98 Ronan, Jim DT Jr. 6-6 249 West Chester, PA
99 Sapp, Tom DE Fr. 6-3 214 Bloomington, MN
52 Schwen, Darell OG So. 6-4 229 Great Falls, MO
15 Simmons, Terry WR So. 6-2 192 Birmingham, MI
53 Slater, Mark OC Sr. 6-1 248 Minot, ND
21 Snyder, Brian CB Jr. 5-10 172 Washington, DC
68 Stein, Marty OT So. 6-4 257 Eau Claire, WI
97 Stewart, Steve LB Sr. 6-4 227 Richfield, MN
5 Sytsma, Stan DE Jr. 6-3 228 Hutchinson, MN
48 Thompson, Jeff FB So. 6-2 212 Bloomington, MN
18 Trestman, Marc QB Jr. 6-3 184 St. Louis Park, MN
28 Weber, Bobby CB Sr. 5-10 173 Manitowoc, WI
58 Williamson, Desi OG Sr. 6-2 215 St. Louis, MO
55 Wypyszynski, Ken OT So. 6-6 243 DePere, WI

1977 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Notre Dame 11-1-0
2 Alabama 11-1-0
3 Arkansas 11-1-0
4 Texas 11-1-0
5 Penn State 11-1-0
6 Kentucky 10-1-0
7 Oklahoma 10-2-0
8 Pittsburgh 9-2-1
9 Michigan 10-2-0
10 Washington 8-4-0
11 Ohio State 9-3-0
12 Nebraska 9-3-0
13 Southern California 8-4-0
14 Florida State 10-2-0
15 Stanford 9-3-0
16 San Diego State 10-1-0
17 North Carolina 8-3-1
18 Arizona State 9-3-0
19 Clemson 8-3-1
20 Brigham Young 9-2-0

1977 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Notre Dame 11-1-0
2 Alabama 11-1-0
3 Arkansas 11-1-0
4 Penn State 11-1-0
5 Texas 11-1-0
6 Oklahoma 10-2-0
7 Pittsburgh 9-2-1
8 Michigan 10-2-0
9 Washington 8-4-0
10 Nebraska 9-3-0
11 Florida State 10-2-0
12 Ohio State 9-3-0
12 Southern California 8-4-0
14 North Carolina 8-3-1
15 Stanford 9-3-0
16 Brigham Young 9-2-0
16 North Texas 9-2-0
18 Arizona State 9-3-0
19 North Carolina State 8-4-0
19 San Diego State 10-1-0

1977 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/02/1978
Washington 27, Michigan 20
Sugar Bowl - 01/02/1978
Alabama 35, Ohio State 6
Hall of Fame Classic - 12/22/1977
Maryland 17, Minnesota 7

1977 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/02/1978
Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6
Cotton Bowl - 01/02/1978
Notre Dame 38, Texas 10
Sun Bowl - 12/31/1977
Stanford 24, Louisiana State 14
Gator Bowl - 12/30/1977
Pittsburgh 34, Clemson 3
Tangerine Bowl - 12/23/1977
Florida State 40, Texas Tech 17
Liberty Bowl - 12/19/1977
Nebraska 21, North Carolina 17
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1977
North Carolina State 24, Iowa State 14
Fiesta Bowl - 12/25/1977
Penn State 42, Arizona State 30
Independence Bowl - 12/17/1977
Louisiana Tech 24, Louisville 14
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1977
Southern California 47, Texas A&M 28