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'Tlie .

Golden Gophers
of The University of Minnesota

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The Golden Gophers


A record of the achievements of the undefeated
football teams of 1933, 1934 and 1935 of the
University of Minnesota.

This volume also contains records of all Minnesota
football teams from the beginning of football on
the campus through the 1935 season.

Published by the General Alumni Association of the Uni-
versity of ¥innesota, E. B. Pierce '04, Secretary.
December, 1935


William S. Gibson '27, Editor
Herman Rosenblatt '33, Assistant

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MEMORIAL STADIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
This stadium, dedicated in 1924, will seat 52,000. A crowd of 60,000 can be seated
through the placing of special bleachers on the sides of the field and at the ends.
Across University Avenue is the giant Field House . The new Sports Building now
stands at the open end of the stadium .

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Three Years Without Defeat
The record of Minnesota football teams in going through three complete sea-
sons, 1933, 1934 and 1935, without defeat stands as one of the outstanding achieve-
ments in the history of the popular American sport and it is a record which may
never be equalled in major intercollegiate competition. There are four tie games
on the record of the team of 1933 while the great championship elevens of 1934
and 1935 were undefeated and untied. The Golden Gophers of 1934 were hailed
as the undisputed champions of the Western Conference and of the nation . The
Gophers of 1935 shared the Big Ten title with Ohio State, the other team undefeated
in conference competition, and were acclaimed as the national champions by a
majority of the critics of the game.
Since the turn of the century, nine Minnesota football teams have enjoyed
undefeated records and three of these elevens were both undefeated and untied.
The undefeated squads were the teams of 1900, 1903, 1904, 1911, 1915, 1927, 1933,
1934 and 1935. Only the teams of 1904, 1934 and 1935 have all-victory records .
The 1904 team was coached by Dr. Henry L. Williams and the teams of 1933 and
1934 by one of his pupils, Bernie Bierman, who was captain of the Minnesota eleven
of 1915. Previous to 1900 the undefeated Minnesota teams were those of 1887,
1888, 1892 and 1893.
Since the beginning of what might be termed modern football at the institution,
~ Minnesota has had only five head football coaches. Dr. Henry L. Williams, one of
- the pioneer leaders in the development of the game as we know it today, served
t9 from 1900 to 1922. During the period of 22 years, Minnesota teams played 180
games, winning 136, losing 33, and tying 11 .
....sJ Fred B. Luehring came to Minneapolis as director of athletics in January, 1922,
rn and William Spaulding became head football coach in the fall of the same year.
, Mr. Spaulding served through the seasons of 1922, 1923 and 1924. Dr. Clarence W.
Q Spears was named head coach in 1925 and continued in the position through the
I 1929 season . He was succeeded by "Fritz" Crisler who served both as head football
c2 coach and athletic director for two years. When _ he resigned to go to Princeton
University, Frank G. McCormick was appointed director of athletics and Bernie
Bierman came to Minnesota in 1932 from Tulane University as head football coach.

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BERNIE BIERMAN
6 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

mores, Dick Smith, George Svendsen, Gopher scoring attempts. Indiana array of Purdue backs and "the visitors
Glenn Seidel and Sheldon Beise. scored in the third quarter when the spent most of the afternoon deep in
S. D. State- Pos. Minnesota ball popped out of Carl Tengler's arms their own territory. The passing com-
Ginsberg ....... LE ....... Ronning into the arms of Lyons, Hoosier end, bination, Lund to Larson, paved the
Plihal ......... LT. . . . . . . .. Smith who ran 58 yards for the touchdown. way for the Minnesota touchdown.
Price .......... LG ......... Bruhn Francis Lund again was the ground Lund tossesd a pass from his own 45-
Whaley ........ C. . . . . . . . . . . .. Oen gaining star of the afternoon. On Q6 yard line to Larson on the Purdue 30-
Noble ......... RG ...... Lundgren plays he lugged the ball 108 yards and yard line and he was downed on the
Arndt ......... RT...... Svendsen was a consistent ground gainer at all QO-yard mark. On the next playa pass
Messner ....... RE. . . . . . .. Larson times. George Roscoe, sophomore right from Lund to Seidel put the ball on
Kramer ........ QB. . . . . . . . .. Seidel half, picked up 38 yards in 13 plays the 10-yard line. Lund went through
Balfany ........ LH. . . . . . . . . . Lund and Sheldon Beise, sophomore fullback, tackle to the one-yard marker and the
Terry ......... RH . . . . . . .. Proffitt had a fine average in a total gain of 15 sophomore, Julie Alfonse, plunged
Johnson ...... . . FB. . . . . . . . .. Beise yards in two plays. across for the score. Bill Bevan kicked
Scoring by periods: The game was a disappointment to for the extra point.
South Dakota State.. 0 0 0 6- 6 Minnesota fans insofar as the final Midway in the fourth quarter the
Minnesota ......... 0 0 6 13-19 score was concerned, but the Gophers Boilermakers intercepted a pass in
Scoring - South Dakota State: disclosed some fine football which was Minnesota territory and Coach Noble
Touchdown, K l' arne r. Minnesota: indicative of better things in the fu- Kizer sent in a string of fresh backs
Touchdowns, Lund, 3. Point from try ture. There was some effective block- who carried the ball through the tir-
after touchdown, Champlin, 1 (drop- ing, the line was charging the heavier ing Minnesotans for a touchdown.
kick). • Indianans off their feet, and Glenn Sei- A feature of the game was the ef-
Substitutions-South Dakota State; del, sophomore quarterback, showed a fective blocking of the Minnesota
Miller for Terry, Lee for Plihal, Cool mastery at his post. backs, especially Beise and Seidel.
for Arndt, Arndt for Cool, Plihal for Indiana- Pos. -Minnesota Lund got away several perfectly exe-
Lee, Halvorson for Messner, Leach for E. Antonini ..... LE...... . . Tenner cuted quick kicks which served to
Price, Diehl for Ginsberg, Ginsberg for Anglemyer ..... LT ....... R. Smith keep the visitors deep in their own
Diehl, Lee for Plihal, Diehl for Gins- Voliva ......... LG ......... Bruhn territory. Lund gained a total of 75
berg, Terry for Miller, Ginsberg for Sprauer ........ C. . . . . . . . . . . .. Oen yards in 17 plays; Beise Q1 yards in
Diehl, Messner for Halvorson, Baxa for Jones .......... RG.. .. .. ... Bevan nine; Alfonse 80 yards in 15, and Prof-
Kramer, Plihal for Arndt, Frandsen for Zoll . . . ........ RT. . . . .. Svendsen fitt 6 in one.
Balfany, Magnuson for Whaley, Price Vercuski ....... RE. . . . . . . .. Larson Purdue- Pos. -Minnesota
for Leach. Dauer ......... QB. . . . . . . . . Seidel Lowery .. . .. ... LE . ....... Tenner
Minnesota: Harpole for Lundgren, H. Sawick ...... LH ... . ...... Lund Fehring ..... . .. LT... . . .... Smith
Rennix for Proffitt, Bengtson for Sutherland ..... RH. . . . . . . . Roscoe Huggins ....... LG .. . ...... Bruhn
Smith, Champlin for Lund, Proffitt for Walker ... ... .. FB .......... Beise La wrence ... . .. C . . . . . . . . . . . .. Oen
Rennix, Roscoe for Champlin, Lund- Score by periods: Febel .......... RG ......... Bevan
gren for Harpole, Lund for Proffitt, Indiana . ............ 0 0 6 0-6 Unger ......... LT. . . . .. Svendsen
Tenner for Ronning, Freimuth for Minnesota . ......... 6 0 0 0-6 Duggins . ...... LE. . . . . . . .. Larson
Svendsen, Proffitt for Roscoe, Ronning Indiana S cor i n g - Touchdown, Pardonner ..... QB. . . . . . . .. Seidel
for Tenner, Svendsen for Freimuth, Lyons. Carter . ........ LH .......... Lund
Smith for Bengtson, Roscoe for Prof- Minnesota Scoring - Touchdown, Purvis .... . .... RB. . . . . . . . . . Beise
fitt, Dallera for Lundgren, Bengtson Beise . Hecker .. . . . ... FH . . . . . . .. Alfonse
. for Smith, Klonowski for Larson, Ohde Substitutions - Indiana: Baab for Scoring - Touchdowns: Pur due,
for Klonowski, Tenner for Ronning, Sutherland, Lyons for Vercuski, Keck Basker (sub. for Carter); Point after
Harpole for Bruhn, Tengler for Beise, for Walker, Beeson for Anglemyer, An- touchdown, Pat'donner (dropkick);
Larson for Ohde, Beise for Tengler, glemyer for Beeson, Stevenson for Vo- Minnesota, Touchdown, Al£onse. Point
Lundgren for Dallera, Bruhn for Har- liva, Huffman for Baab, Renegar for after touchdown, Bevan (placekick).
pole, Champlin for Roscoe, Freimuth Zoll, Zoll for Beeson, Kuss for Rene-
for Svendsen, Holmstrom for Lund- Substitutions - Purdue, Hass for
gar, Vol iva for Stevenson. Lowery, Peele for Par donner, Pardon-
gren, Farmer for Lund, Knudson for Minnesota: Proffitt for Roscoe, Ron-
Smith. ner for Peele, Dennis for Huggins, Heldt
ning for Tenner, Bengtson for Smith, for Unger, Skoronski for Lawrence,
Officials: Referee, John Getchell, St. Roscoe for Proffitt, Alfonse for Roscoe,
Thomas; umpire, M. W. Brennan , Iowa Peele for Pardonner, Dailey for Purvis,
Le Voir for Seidel, Tengler for Beise, Basker for Carter, Keegan for Hecker,
State; field judge, L. Holsinger, Mich- Champlin for Alfonse, Beise for Ten-
igan; head linesman, C. MacDonald, Lowery for Haas, Unger for Heldt,
gler, Roscoe for Champlin, Seidel for Pardonner for Peele, Peele for Par-
Minnesota. LeVoir, Harpole for Bruhn, Proffitt for

Minnesota 6, Indiana 6
Roscoe.
Officials - Referee, Fred Gardner,
donner, Hecker for Keegan, Purvis for
Dailey, Haas for Lowery, Loebs for
Duggins, Carter for Basker, Duggins
In the second game of the season Cornell; umpire, H. G. Hedges, Dart- for Loebs.
again st Indiana the Gophers made 15 mouth; field judge, M . Morton, Mich- Minnesota-LeVoir for Seidel, Seidel
first downs to two for Indiana, but igan; head linesman, George Simpson, for LeVoir, Bengtson for Smith, Smith
the final score was 6 to 6. A crowd of Wisconsin. for Svendsen, LeVoir for Seidel, Svend-
Q5 ,00n saw Minnesota backs run up
and down the field to amass a total Minnesota 7, Purdue 7
• sen for Smith, Smith for Bengtson,
Bengtson for Smith, Smith for Svend-
yardl1ge of 349 while the visitors In Memorial stadium in the third sen, Knudsen for Smith, Harpole for
gained only 87 yards from scrimmage. . game of the campaign, the Gophers Bruhn, Proffitt for Al£onse, Freimuth
Minnesota was penalized a total of 85 made nine first downs and a touch- for Knudsen, Ronning for Tenner.
yards. down in the first half to lead the Officials - Referee, Fred Gardner,
Sheldon Beise plunged across for the Boilermakers who were pre-game fav- Cornell; Umpire, A. Haines, Yale; Field
Minnesota score in the first period and orites. The hard charging Minnesota Judge, R. W. Huegel, Marquette;
fumbles and penalties nullified other line stopped the efforts of the fine Headlinesman, lVL Norton, Michigan.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 7

Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 3 Beise for LeVoir, Smith for Bengtson ,
Roning for Tenner, Harpole for Bl'Uhn,
.Minnesota gained national recogni- Svendsen for Smith.
tion with the victory over the pow-
erful Pittsburgh team in Memorial Officials: Referee, Franch Birch,
stadium, 7 to 3. The Gophers made Earlham; umpire, H. C. Hedges, Dart-
fewer first downs and less yardage than mouth; field judge, John S. Getchell.
their opponents but clever generalship 8t. Thomas; headlin esman, S. Taylor ,
and the great defensive work of the Ylichigan.
Minnesota line in the pinches brought
victory.

Un the opening kick-off, Francis Minnesota 19, Iowa 7
Lund was tackled hard on the l\1inne-
sota 37-yard line and lost the ball. On Precision of play, hard blocking, and
four tries the Panthers were unable to sm art field generalship were factors
pierce the Minnesota line, and it was which carried the Gophers to a 19 to 7
Minnesota's ball. On the second play \\'in over Iowa in the annual Hom e-
Lund electrified the stands by sweep- coming game in lVlemorial stadium,
ing around the right end for 12 yards ROY OEN Lund and Alphonse made sensational
to Minnesota's 43-yard line. On the gains with the aid of effective blocking
Captain 1933 by Seidel, Beise, Bruhn , Bevan , Lar-
next play he went another 7 yards,
then standing on his own 40-yard line son, Tenner and others. The general-
Lund kicked the ball out of bounds ship of Glen n Seidel stamped him as
right on the Pittsburgh goal line. But one of the finest quarterbacks in foot-
behind on the Pittsburgh 38-yard line. ball.
for an unusual hop, the ball would This great run by Lund put the vis-
have been out of bounds on the Pitt itors back in their own territory and Th e first two touchdowns were made
I-foot line. Midway in the first period probably should be rated as one of the by Julius Alfonse, sophomore right
Minnesota fans were treated to an- crucial events of the afternoon. halfback from Cumberland. Wisconsin.
other brilliant feat when Julius AL- On th ese runs, one from the 5-yard
Lund gained 55 yards in 19 plays line, the second from the 10, he wa s
fons e broke through Pittsburgh's line
and was brilliant in his return of punts given perfect interference as he swept
for 25 yards to put the ball on the
and kick-offs. On the return of kick- across to the corner of the gridiron.
Pitt 31-yard line. Lund and Beise alter-
offs Minnesota had the startling av- Potential Iowa tacklers were cut down
nated to carry the ball to the 18-yard
erage of 35 yards. and out of the play completely by
line. A couple of plays later Bob Ten-
ner, left end, streaked behind the line Julius Alfonse, sophomore halfback Lun'd, Seidel, Beise, Bevan and Bruhn.
of ~crimmage and over to the right, from Cumberland, Wisconsin, also dis- And Larson, Tenner and the others in
takmg a shovel pass from Lund while played true greatness by gaining 72 the Minnesota line carried out their as-
running at full speed. Behind beauti- yards in 14 plays aga inst the powerful signments to the letter. The third
ful blocking he fought his way to the Pitt defense. touchdown was made by Babe LeVoir
southeast corner of the field and Pittsburgh- Po s. - :Minnesota who substituted at either the fullback
crossed over for a touchdown. Bill Bev- Rooker ........ LE. . . . . . .. Tenner or the quarterback post. He smashed
an's place kick was good. Hoel .......... . LT .... ... .. Smith over t ackle from the 4-yard line.
The Panthers came back viciously Hartwig ... . . . . LG . .. ...... Bruhn N ear the end of the third quarter,
and for several plays gained at will Kliskey ...... . . C. . . . . . . . . . . . . Oen with the score 19 to 0, Bernie Bierman
through the Minnesota line. Then the Onder . ....... . RG. . . . . . . .. Bevan replaced· many of his regulars. Early in
visitors began to throw passes and Walton ........ RT. .. ... Svendsen the fourth quarter a pass from George
their passing attack was a thing of Skladany ...... RE. . . . . . .. Larson Champlin was intercepted by Dick
beauty. The alert Minnesota backs dis- Munjas ........ QB. . . . . . . .. Seidel Crayne who hiked 50 yards for a
played a great defense, however, and O'Dell .. ..... .. LH. . . . . . . . .. Lund touchdown. Bierman ret urned his first
the Panthers were able to complete Sebastian .... .. RH. . . . . . . . Alfonse string backfield to the game and Lund
only three of their fifteen passes. Two VVeisenbaugh ... FB. . . . . . . . .. Beise and Beise ripped through the Iowa line
passes were intercepted by LeVoir. By periods: for consistent gains during the remain-
sophomore fullback, at crucial mo- Pittsb urgh ....... ... 0 3 0 0-3 der of the quarter but failed to score.
ments in the game. Midway in the Minnesota .......... 7 0 0 0-7 In the Iowa game Pug Lund gained
second period a pass from O'Dell to Scoring: Pittsburgh - Field goal, 116 yards in 20 plays, Alfonse gained
Rooker brought the ball to Minneso- Weinstock (placement) ; Minnesota, 51 in 12, and Sheldon Beise, sophomore
ta's 20-yard line. On a seri es of plays touchdown, Tenner . Point after touch- fullba ck , picked up an imposing total
the Panthers placed the ball on Min- down , Bevan (placement). of 79 yards in 11 slashes into the line.
nesota's 4-yard line. At this point Substitutions - Pittsburgh : Hogan Bill Proffitt gained 18 yards in four
Pitt's great back, Sebastian , fumbled for Munjas, Weinstock for Wei sen- plays and LeVoir, sophomore reserve
for a loss of 9 yards. Then O'Dell held baugh , Munjas for Hogan, Madesic for fullback or quarterback, gained 13
the ball while Weinstock kicked a field Sebastian, Shotwell for Kliskey, Weis- yards in five plays.
goal from placement, giving Pitt its enbaugh for Weinstock, Sebastian for Crayne was the heaviest ground
three points. Madesic, Madesic for Sebastian, Or- gainer from scrimmage for Iowa with
Minnesota fans were treated to an- miston for Onder, Kutz for Hartwig, a total of 78 yards in 17 plays, while
other of those truly great football Hogan for Munjas, Weinstock for Joe Laws gained 59 yards in 13 plays.
thrills on the first play of the second Weisenbaugh, Meredith for Hoel, Mun- Minnesota made 17 first downs to
half. Lund received the kick-off stand- jas for Hogan, Weisenbaugh for Wein- seven for Iowa and gained a total of
ing on hi s own 2-yard line. He made stock. 296 yards from scrimmage to 142 yards
a brilliant return, running through the Minnesota: Bengtson for Smith, Le- for the Iowans. The Gophers complet-
entire Pittsburgh team and breaking Voir for Seidel, Smith for Bengtson, ed three of their nine attempted for-
out into the open to be caught from Seidel for Beise, Bengtson for Smith, ward passes .
8 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Iowa- Pos. -Minnesota erage was lowered by the fact that more fullback, was having a big day
Page .......... LE. . . . . . .. Tenner one of his kicks was blocked. at ball carrying and also on the de-
Foster ... .. .. .. LT. . . . . . . .. Smith The 101lgest run of the afternoon was fense until he was injured late in the
Schammel ...... LG .... . .... Bruhn contributed bv Lund who took the second quarter. On several occasions he
Moore ..... . ... C . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ocn kickoff at the· beginning of th e third broke through the Michigan line and
Sec! ........... RG. . . . . . . .. Bevan quarter and ran it back 7.5 yards to out into the open before being brought
Radloff ........ R T. . . . .. Svendsen the Northwestern 20-yard line. A lat- down by the secondary. In 10 plays he
Dee ........... RE ... . ..... Larson eral pass from Beise to Lund placed picked up 40 yards. Julius Alfonse
Laws . ..... . ... RE. . . . . . . .. Seidel the ball on the Purple 12-yard line. played a strong game at halfback and
Hoover ........ LH .......... Lund Here the Gophers lost the ball on the gained 27 yards in 7 plays. LeVoir, who
Russ Fisher ..... R H. . . . . . .. Alfonse fourth down by a margin of inches . replaced Beise, made 18 yards in seven
Crayne ........ FB. . . . . . . . .. Beise From scrimmage, Lund gained 71 plays. Glen Seidel handled the team in
Score by periods : ya rds in 14 plays; Beise, 72 yards in 13 a masterly fashion and was a star on
Iowa .............. 0 0 0 7- 7 plays; Alfonse, 57 yards in seven plays. defense a nd ahead of the Minnesota
Minnesota ........ . 0 7 12 0-19 and LeVoir, 14 yards in one play . Ol- ball carriers. In the first quarter he
Scoring: Touchdowns, Crayne, Al- son picked up the most yardage for intercepted a Michigan pass to stop
fonse 2, LeVoir (sub. for Seidel). the Wildcats with ~22 yards in nine a Wolverine attack in midfield.
Point after touchdown: Roo k plays. The entire .Minnesota line came in
(placement); Bevan (place kick) . • Captain Roy Oen played one of his for plenty of praises following a great
Substitutions: Iowa-Ray Fisher for strongest games as did Milton Bruhn exhibition both on defense and offense.
Page, Haas for Sec!, Sec! for Haas, at guard. Frank Larson was all over The boys tore holes in the Michigan
Hoffman for Radloff, Page for Dee, the field to uphold his reputation as forward wall to let their ball toters get
Teyro for Laws, Rook for Russ Fisher, one of the outstanding ends of the started down the field. And on the de-
Russ Fisher for Rook, Gallagher for year. Sheldon Beise, sophomore full- fense they broke through to throw the
Foster, Hawkins for Schammel. back, shattered the specially built Pur- ·Wolverine backs for losses. Frank Lar-
l\i(innesota - Ronning for Tenner, ple defense on his sensational slashes son added to his reputation as a ster-
Tenner for Ronning, Bengtson for into the line. Bob Tenner was injured ling end by stopping everything that
Smith, Smith for Bengtson; Bengtson on the third play of the game, and his came his way and by catching up with
for Smith , Rennebohm for Oen, Har- post at left end was held most capably plays that went the other way.
pole for Bevan, Bevan for Harpole, by John Ronning. Bob Tenner, recovering from the in-
Harpole for Bevan" Bevan for Har- Northwestern- Pos. - .Minnesota jury received in the Northwestern
pole, Lundgren for Bevell, Freimuth Manske . ....... LE ... . .... Tenner game, played a strong game at end, and
for Svendsen, Svendsen for Freimuth, Kopecky . . .. ... LT ..... .. W. Smith John Ronning who alternated with
Ronning for Larson, Larson for Ron- Whelan . ..... .. LG ....... " Bruhn him held firm against the Michigan at-
ning, Le Voir for Seidel, Seidel for Le- Hajek ..... . ... C . . . . . . . . . . . .. Oen tack. Dick Smith, Phil Bengtson and
Voir, LeVoir for Seidel, Hargesheimer KawaI . . ...... RG ........ . Bevan George Svendsen rose to new heights
for LeVoir, Champlin for Lund, Roscoe Chambers .. . ... RT. . .. .. Svendsen in their play at tackle . At the begin-
for Champlin, Champlin for Roscoe, Jens .. ...... . . RE. .. ..... Larson ning of the season it was the holes at
Lund for Champlin, Proffitt for Al- Auguston . .. ... QB. . . . . . . .. Seidel tackle that gave opposing coaches some
fonse, Alfonse for Proffitt, Proffitt for Sullivan ........ LH . . ... . .... Lund hope of breaking through the Minne-
Alfonse, LeVoir for Beise, Beise for Le- Cruice . . ... .. .. RH . . . . . . .. Alfonse sota defense.
Voir, Levoir for Beise, Beise for Le- Luvall ......... FB .......... Beise Captain Roy Oen played his usual
Voir. Substitutions : Minnesota - Roning alert game of football and measured
Officials: Referee, J . Masker, North- for Tenner, LeVoir for Seidel, Bengt- up well to Michigan's Bernard in spite
western; umpire, 1. T. Carrithers, Illi- son for Svendsen, Svendsen for Bengt- of the 25 pounds difference in their
nois; field judge, John S. Getchell, St. son , Seidel for LeVoir, LeVoir for weights. He intercepted a Michigan
Thomas; headlinesman, G. Simpson, Beise, Bengtson for Svendsen , Smith pass in midfield in the fourth quarter
Wisconsin. for Bengtson, Beise for Seidel , Seidel
• for LeVoir.
Northwestern-Mondala for Duvall,
and started Minnesota on a drive deep
into Michigan territory.
Minnesota 0, Northwestern 0 The most sensational run of the
Olson for Auguston, Tangora for Whel-
In a game marked by costly fum- game came in the third quarter when
an, Auguston for Olson, Duvall for Lund started from his own 20-yard
bles on both sides, Minnesota and Mondala, Olson for Duvall, Heuss for
Northwestern fought a scoreless battle line, plunged through the center of the
Kopeky, Leeper for Sullivan, Lind for Michigan line, threw off several tack-
at Evanston. Five Gopher fumbles Auguston, Riley for Chambers, Jens
were recovered bv the Wildcats, and lers, and ran to the :Michigan 42-yard
for Kostbade. •
three of these wel:e deep in Minnesota line where has was pulled down by Ev-
territory, and it was only by great de- Minnesota 0, Michigan 0 erhard us. The great Minnesota back
fensive play and by Purple fumbles Minnesota engaged in its fourth tie had catapulted into the Michigan safe-
that scores were averted. The Minne- game of the season against :Michigan ty man, Fay, to send him sprawling
sotans were playing below par in their at Ann Arbor in the annual battle for but he was slowed down by the im-
tackling and blocking. Lund, Beise and the Little Brown Jug. Previous to this pact and this allowed Everhardus to
Alfonse made sensational runs. scoreless tie Michigan teams on the get hands on him.
·Minnesota made 10 first downs, gridiron had won 19 straight games. A few plays later after an exchange
Northwestern eight, and th e Gophers A feature of the game was the fact of punts Lund completed another sen-
gained a total of 249 yards from scrim- that Pug Lund smashed through the sational dash running from punt forma-
mage to 146 yards for the Wildcats. strong Wolverine defense to gain a to- tion and picking up 16 yards. In the
Ollie Olson's great kicking helped to tal of 99 yards while all the Michigan fourth quarter Lund again broke into
set the Gophers back after they had backs gained only 95 yards. Minnesota the open on a 15 yard advance to
managed at times to crash their way was credited with 187 yards from carry the ball to Michigan's 15-yard
deep into Purple territory. Lund's scrimmage, and the Gophers made sev- line. Here the Gophers' running game
punts averaged 37 yards while Olson's en first downs to five for Michigan. was stopped, and Bill Bevan came out
averaged 43, and the Minnesotan's av- Sheldon Beise, Minnesota's sopho- of the line to attempt the place kick.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 9

The kick \"as a most important one, for
a victory over Ylichigan would have
placed Ylinnesota in a spot to claim
the conference championship since
Im\"<l had defeated Purdue. But the
kick wa s \"ide by a yard.
:;Vli nnesota- Po s. -:Nlichigan
Tenner . .... ... LE. . . . . .. Petoskey
Sm ith ........ . LT ..... . .. Wistert
Bruhn .. .. . . ... LG ..... Hildebrand
Oen ..... . ..... C . . . . . . . .. BemaI'd
Bevan ......... R G . . . . . .. Kowalik
Svendsen ...... RT ... ... ... Austin
Larson ........ RE. . . . . . . . . . Ward
Seidel .... . ... . QB. . . . . . . . Renner
Lund . . ... ..... LH . . .. Everhardus
Alfonse . . . ..... RH. . . . . . . . . .. Fay
Beise ..... _ .... FB. . . . . . .. Regeczi
Substitutions - Minnesota: Bengt-
son for Svendsen, LeVoir for Seidel,
Seidel for LeVoir, LeVoir for Bei se,
Svendsen for Bengtson, Ronning for
T enner, Proffitt for Alfonse. Michi-
gan: Borgman for Hildebrand , H eston
for Everhardus, Everhardus for Ren-
ner, Hildebrand for Borgmann, Renner
for Heston , Borgmann for Hildebrand .

Minnesota 6, Wisconsin 3
' ;Vind, snm\', rain and a powerful
Wi sconsin defense all combined to
stop the hard-running game of the
Gophers in the final game of thi s un-
defeated season. A touchdown in th e
third period brought a 6 to 3 win.
Both team s resorted to kicking and
waited for the breaks. In the first pe-
riod, Mario Pacetti, Badger guard,
made good on a 43-yard placekick, and
in the mud and snow 'Visconsin set
out to defend that lead. Bernie Bierman on Northrop Field
In the second quarter the Minneso-
tans advanced to the Wisconsin two
yard line but the Badgers held firm
and took the ball on downs. The ball game, but it was wide and the visitors in the Minnesota starting line-up who
was kept in 'Visconsin territory could not get close enough for an- was a senior. The ot her seniors on the
throughout the period but the Gophers other attempt to score by that method. 1938 squad were George Champlin ,
were unable to make any consistent ad- The field was perfectly dry at twelve Stanley Lundgren and Ellsworth Har-
vance through the mud. o'clock and the scene was set for a pole.
The Gophers through the medium of full afternoon of thrilling football . An 'Vi sconsin- Pos. -YIinnesota
Lund's kicking kept the Badgers back hour before game time it started to Deanovich ... .. LE ........ Tenner
on their own goal line during the early rain and shortly after the kickoff this Golemgeske .... LT . ... ... R. Smith
part of the third period and took ad- rain turned to snow. A veritable bliz- Bendel' .. .... . . LG. . . . . . . .. Bruhn
vantage of the necessary break. Schuel- 7-ard was dished up for the irritation of Koenig . . . ..... C . . . . . . . . . . . . Oen
ke fumbled and recovered on his own the fans and the discomfiture of the Pacetti .. . .... . RG. . . . . . . .. Bevan
five-yard line . players. At times during the game th e Miller ..... .... RT. . . . . . . Bengtson
On the next play the slippery ball plays were but dimly visible on the Lo veshin ... .... RE ...... . " Larson
was again fumbled , and this time, it was fi eld and it was nearly impossible to Porett .. . ...... QB. . . . . . . .. Seidel
recovered on the one foot line by Dick pick out individual players. Fontaine .... ... LH .......... Lund
Smith. On the first play thereafter, Each team made three first downs Schiller ... . .... RH. . . . . . .. Alfonse
Pug Lund smashed over the right side and Minnesota outgained the visitors H. Smith ... .... FB. . . . . . . . .. Beise
of his own line for the touchdown. The from scrimmage by only six yards: Score by periods:
ensuing kick by Bill Bevan was Minnesota 105, Wisconsin 99. Minne- Wisconsin ........ . .. 3 0 0 (L-3
blocked. The Gophers continued to sota punted 18 times and Wisconsin Minnesota ....... .. . 0 0 6 0--6
threaten the Wisconsin goal line 17. Lund was the individual ground Officials-Referee, John Getchell, St.
throughout the remainder of the pe- gaining star of the game with a total Thomas; umpire, John Schommer, Chi-
riod but were unable to score. of 48 yards in 16 tries. Alfonse hit the cago; field judge, H . W. Huegel, Mar-
With the assistance of the wind the line hard to pick up 12 yards in five quette; headlinesman , J. P. O'Mara,
play was in Minnesota territory during plays and Beise gained 29 in 11. For Notre Dame.
the fourth quarter and Minnesota fans Wisconsin Schiller gained 33 in 12, and Scoring-Wisconsin: Field goal, Pa-
were given many anxious moments. A Smith 22 in 8. cetti (placement); Minnesota; touch-
Badger placekick threatened to tie the Captain Roy Oen wa s the only man down, Lund.
10 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

SEIDEL

The 1933 Minnesota Squad
Position Height Weight Age Class Home T own
J uli us Alfonse ... . . .. . .. .... HB 5' 10lj2" 178 19 Soph. C umberland, Wis.
Sheldon Beise .... . . . ... .. . .. FB 5' 11 " 190 19 Soph. Mo und
*Erwin Burg ..... . .. . .. .. ... HB 5'10" 168 20 Jr. Milwaukee, Wis.
Jay Bevan ....... .... .... . .... G 5'10" 180 21 Soph. St. P a ul
Bill Bevan .......... .. . . . .... G 5' 10lj2" 185 20 Soph . St. Paul
Lawrence Bugni .. ........... FB 5' II" 188 21 Soph. Montreal , Wi s.
Bill Freimuth . .... ..... . ... .. T 6' 6" 21;) 19 Soph. Duluth
~' Harold Haiden ...... . .... . ... G 6' 1" 18.5 20 Jr. LaCrosse, Wi s.
Ellsworth H arpole . .. . .. ...... G 5'9" 173 22 Sr. Minneapoli s
lVIaurice Johnson ... .. ........ E 6' I" 183 20 Jr. Anoka
Mark Klonowski ...... . . . . .... E 5' II " 188 19 Soph. Winona
Leslie Knndson ........ . . . . ... T 6' 2lj2" 212 ]9 Jr. Luverne
Cyril IOiner .. ... . . .......... G 5' 9lj2" 178 19 Soph. St. Paul
Vernal LeVoir .............. QB 5' 10" 180 19 Soph. Minneapoli s
*Francis Lnnd .... .. .. . . . ... HB 5' II " 170 20 Jr. Rice Lake, Wis.
Woodrow Nold . ......... . .... C 6' I " 195 20 Jr. :vIiI waukee, Wis.
*Capt. Roy Oen ... . ... . ...... . C 6' 11" ]68 24 Sr. Thief River Falls
'" Bill Proffitt ....... . ..... . .. HB 6'2" 200 18 Jr. Buffalo, N. Y.
George Rennix .... .... ...... HB 5' 10" 166 18 Soph. Aberdeen, S. D.
*J olm Ronning ....... . ........ E 6' 185 21 Jr. Minneapolis
Glenn Seidel .... .. .. . . ...... FB 6' 185 19 Soph . Minneapolis
Phil Sperry .......... .. .. .. . QB 6' I lj2" 195 21 Sr. Western Springs, Ill.
Dick Potvin .............. . ... G 5' 10" 180 21 Jr. Cass Lake
Dale Rennebohm ... . ... . . .. .. C 5'10" 185 18 Soph. Austin
~' lVIilton Bruhn .. .............. G 5' 11%" 180 20 Jr . St. Bonifaciu s
*Frank Larson ..... . . .. . . . . ... E 6'2." 190 22 Jr. Duluth
"George Champlin ......... . . . HB 5'6" 159 21 Sr. Cresco, Iowa
George Roscoe ............ . . HB 5' II" 170 19 Soph. :iVIinneapolis
Mal Eiken . . ..... . ......... HB 5'11" ]68 20 Jr. Caledonia
*Carl Tengler .. .. ....... . .... FB 5' II" 192 22 Jr. Minneapolis
*Robert Tenner . ....... . . . ... . . E 6' 185 19 Jr. Minneapolis
*S tanley Lundgren .. . . .. .. .... G 5' II" 210 22 Sr. Minneapoli s
*Phil Bengtson ...... . ..... . .. . T 6' 2" 202 19 Jr. St . Paul
George Svendsen ... . .. . . . . .... T 6'2" 205 19 Soph. Minneapolis
Spencer Wagnild ... .. .... ..... C :j'10" 175 20 Jr. Minneapolis
*M yron UbI ................. HB 6'1 1" 175 21 Sr. :vI:inneapolis
~'Lettermen

RONING LUNDGREN TENGLER
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 11

The National Champions of 1934
T HE Minnesota eleven of 1934 has
been rated as the greatest football
In the opener Bernie Bierman used
37 players and it appeared to the fans
team of all time. For the first time Won Lost Tied Pct. that the Gopher eleven became strong-
since 1915 :;Vlinnesota won the un- :;Vlinnesota 5 0 0 1.000 er rather than weaker as the game ad-
disputed championship of the Western Ohio State 5 I 0 .833 vanced. Captain Pug Lund was used
Conference and the Gophers were also lIIinois ...... .. . 4 I 0 .800 sparingly in the game but he was in
listed as the national champions. It Purdue ......... 3 I 0 .750 action long enough to indicate to the
was a team of stars with the individual Wisconsin ....... 2 3 0 .400 spectators that he was an All-Americ'a n
stars playing as a unit on the field. No Northwestern " . 2 3 0 .400 performer. He flipped a pass to Butch
progress could be made through the Chicago ....... . 2 4 0 .333 Larson, :Minnesota's All-American end •
line and the powerful backs could not Indiana ........ I 3 I .250 which placed the ball on the Aggies'
be stopped on the offense. The calibre Iowa ........... 1 3 I .250 3-yard line, from which point Beisc
of the alert pass defense is indicated Michigan . . . . . . . 0 6 0 .000 plunged over for the touchdown . On
in the fact that the Gophers intercepted the following kickoff. Lund returned
21 passes during the season. the ball 51 yards to place the Minne-
The highlight of the season was the ed: Minnesota 15; Opponents 28. sotans back in scoring territory. A few
13 to 7 win over Pittsburgh at Pitts- Passes grounded: :Ylinnesota 33; Op- moments later he caught a pass from
burgh. There was never any doubt as ponents 18. Clarkson and crossed the goal line un-
to the outcome of the other games on Passes intercepted by Minnesota 21; molested.
the schedule and it was just a question by Opponents 3. The scoring star of the game was
of how many touchdowns the Gophers A verage yards per punt: l\1innesota Stan Kostka, sophomore, with four
would make. There were able replace- 36.7; Opponents 37.07. touchdowns to his credit. Kostka. who
ments for nearly every position and the N umber of penalties: on lVlinnesota plays the fullback position, ran like a
scoring continued with second and 47: on Opponents 30. halfback as he broke through the
third string reserves in the line-up. Yards penalized: lVlinnesota 431; enemy line and raced his way down
This great squad will never be for- Opponents 182. the field for touchdowns. Near the
gotten by lVlinnesota followers. Three Fumbles: by Minnesota 36; by Op- close of the second quarter with the
men, Captain Francis Lund, halfback; ponents 33. aid of effective interference and block-
Bill Bevan, guard, and Frank Larson. Longest gain by rushing: by Mil1l1e- ing. he ran 64 yards. Just before the
end, were named on the all-America sota 77 yards by Alfonse in Iowa game; end of the game he scored his fourth
team selected by Grantland Rice for by Opponents: 50 yards by Pittsburgh. touchdown after breaking loose for 22
Collier's Magazine. Longest gain by passing: l\1innesota: yards.
Five backs on the championship 51 yards by Dick Smith on a pass George Roscoe also electrified the
Minnesota eleven averaged more than from Roscoe in Wisconsin game; Oppo- 26,000 fans with long runs. In the
five yards per play for their ball-carry- nents: 57 yards by Iowa. third quarter he broke through the
ing activities during the eight games Time taken out: bv Minneso ta 24; North Dakota Aggies and ran 66
of the 1934 season. Julius Alfonse had by Opponents 38. • yards for a touchdown. Shortly after-
the highest average with 8.5 yards. On Individual gains from rushing: ward he broke away again and scored
64 plays he carried the ball a total of Aver- after a 20-yard sprint. In the fourth
546 yards. Yards Attempts age quarter he returned a kickoff 90 yards
Captain Francis Lund gained 667 Alfonse .. . .. .. 546 64 8.5 to be thrown on the 5-yard line .
yards in exactly 100 plays . And this Rork ......... 46 6 7.6 Arthur Clarkson, another sophomore,
in face of the fact that he was a Clarkson ..... 198 29 6.7 provided another series of thrills with
marked man throughout the season Lund .. . . . .... 667 100 6.6 his left-handed passing and his broken
and opposing defenses were set to stop LeVoir ....... 38 6 6.3 field running. George Rennix, Sheldon
his smashes through tackle. Roscoc ..... . . 314 51 6.1 Beise, Julius Alfonse, and Bill Proffitt
Kostka ....... 651 109 5.9 also added their good work, while
The following statistics cover all of Glenn Seidel and Babe LeVoir con-
Seidel ........ 27 5 5.4
the eight games played by the Gophers: tributed the quarterbacking and a gen-
Proffitt .... . .. 63 13 4.8
Score: l\1innesota 270; Opponents 38. erous supply of effective blocking.
Beise .... . .. . . 190 54 3.5
First downs by periods:
R ennix .. . .... 17 8 2.5 ' The Minnesota line displayed great
First period: Minnesota 34; Oppo-
nents II. potential power and three sophomore
Second period: :iVIinnesota 29; Oppo- 1934 linesmen were very much in the midst
nents 9. Minnesota 56, North Dakota State 12. of things-Ed Widseth, tackle, and
Third period: :;Vlinnesota 29; Oppo- l\1innesota20, Nebraska O. Vernon Oech and Charles Wilkinson,
nents 10. Minnesoia 13, Pittsburgh 7. guards.
Fourth period: Minnesota 42; Oppo, :Minnesota 48, Iowa 13. lVlinnesota Pos. N. Dak. State
nents 10. Minnesota :34, Michigan O. Tenner LE Newman
Total yards gained from rushing: Minnesota 30, Indiana o. R. Smith LT Sturgeon
By Minnesota 2,735; by Opponents Minnesota 35, Chicago 7. Oech LG House
574. Minnesota 34, Wisconsin O. Rennebohm C Thomas
Total yards gained from passing: Minnesota 270, Opponents 38. W. Bevan RG Peschel
Minnesota 336; Opponents 341. The :Ylinnesota eleven of 193'1 which Bengtson RT Dobervich
Total yards gained from scrimmage: was to win recognition as one of the Larson RE Sloan
Minnesota 3,071; Opponents 915. greatest football teams of all time Seidel QB Reiners
Number of forward passes attempt- opened the season with an impressive Lund LH Schollander
ed: Minnesota 36; Opponents 87. 56 to 12 win over the North Dakota Clarkson RH Schranz
Number of forward passes complet- Aggies. Beise FE Gove
12 THE GOLDEN GOPHE RS

The 1934 line-Tenner, Widseth, Oech, Rennebohm, Bevan, Bengtson and Larson.

The 1934 Minn.esota Squad
RETURNING LETTER:\IEN
Julius Alfonse . . ............ HB 5' 10%" 17S 22 Jr. Cumberland, \Vi s.
Sheldon Beise . . . ... . .. . . . . ... FB 5' 10" IS5 20 Jr. Mound
Philip Bengtson . . ....... . . .... T 6' 2%" 20S 21 Sr. St. Paul
Bill Bevan ........ ..... . . ..... G 5'11" 190 22 Jr. St. Paul
Milton Bruhn ........ . ........ G 6' IS5 21 Sr. St. Bonifaci us
Bill Freimuth ... . . ... ... .. .... T 6' (l" 21S 20 Jr. Duluth
Frank Larson ..... ... . . ....... E 6' :l" IS5 2'2 SI'. Duluth
Vernal LeVoir ............ . ... FB ;;' 9" ISO 21 Jr. Minneapoli s
Francis Lund, Capt . .. ... . .... HB 5' 10ljz" I SO 22 S1'. Rice Lake. \"i s.
Bill Proffitt .. ... .. . .. . ...... HB 6' 2" 190 20 Sr. Buffalo, X . Y.
Dale Rennebohm . . .. ... ... .... C 5' 10" ISO 21 Jr . Austin
John Ronning . .. .......... . ... E 6' 190 22 Sr . Minneapoli s
George Roscoe ... .. .. ........ HB 6' 1" IS5 20 Jr. Minneapoli s
Glenn Seidel .... . .... .. . . .. .. QB 5' 11" ISO 20 Jr. Minneapoli s
Dick Smith .. .. ........ . ...... T 6' 3" 220 20 Jr. Rockford. Ill.
George Svendsen .. . .. .. ........ T 6' 2" 200 22 .11'. }linneapolis
Robert Tenner ................ E 6' 190 20 S1'. :\linneapolis

H.ESERVES FnO~I 193:)

:\lal Eiken ... . . . . . ....... ... HB 5' 11" 165 21 Jr . Caledonia
Dick Farmer ........... . . .... HB 6' 1" ISO ~O .Jr. Stillwater
Dale Honson ... . .. .. . .. ..... .. G 5'9" 175 21 JT. Alfred. K. D.
Lawrence Bugni .. . ....... .. . . FB 6' 190 21 .Jr . :iVlontreal, \\,i s.
Maurice .Johnson . ......... .... E 6' 2," 190 ~n Sr . Anoka
Mark Klonowski ... ... ........ G 5'11" 190 20 .Jr. 'Vinona
Leslie Knudsen . . ... ... . ....... 1' 6' ,t" 210 21 Sr. Albert Lea
George Rennix . .. ............ HB 5' 10" 170 21 .Jr . Aberdeen . S. D .
Willis Smith . . .... ..... .... ... 1' 6' 1" 191) ~W .Jr. :\1inneapoli s
Frank Dallera ......... ....... . G 6' IS5 21 •Tt-. St . Paul
Sy lvester Schnickels ... . ....... E 6' 1" IS5 21 .Jr. Hector
Peter Schuft .. .. .. .. . ....... HB 5' 10" 16S 21 Jr. Hutchinson

SOPHOl\WHE PH.OSPECTS
Hay Antil .......... . ......... E 6' 1" ISO 19 :\laple Lake
Bruce Berryman ... . . .. . ...... E 6' 175 19 Jackson
Art Clarkson . .... . ... .. ..... . HB 5'9" 165 20 Seattle. WasIl.
Kenneth Dollarhide ... .... .... HB 6' 197 19 :Vlonte~Tideo
.Jay Bevan ... . ....... . ... .... G 5'10" 17S 21 St. Paul
Stanlev Han son ... . .......... . C 5' 10 112" ]SO 19 :Vlound
Sam Hunt ........ .... . ..... QB 5'8" ];j;j 19 Red Lake Falls
Stanlev Kostka ..... ..... .... FB .5' 11" 2 10 22 South St. Paul
Domi~i c Krezowski .. . ......... E 6' 2" 190 19 Minneapoli s
Vernon Oech . ... ....... .. . .... G 6' ]90 20 Beach, N. D .
Dwight. Reed .. . ............ .. E 5' 11" li5 19 St. Paul
Jack Hooney ........ . .. . .. . . QB 5' 10" ] 75 19 . Hot Springs, S. D .
Whitman Rork . ......... .. .. FB 6' 1" ]85 19 Eau Claire, Wi s .
Earl Svendsen . ...... . .... . . .. C 6' ISO 19 Minneapolis
Edwin Widseth . . ............. 1' 6' ]" 220 24 McIntosh
Charles Wilkinson ............. T 6' ]" ]90 19 :\1inneapolis
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 13

Officials-Referee, John S. Getchell, other 11 yards. On the next play Art kicked for the extra point and the score
St. Thomas; umpire, T. C. Kasper, Clarkson, sophomore right half, circled was tied at 7 to '7.
Notre Dame; field judge, L. Holsinger, left end to the Nebraska 6-yard line. In the final quarter the Gopher of-
Michigan; head linesman, Coin Mac- The Gophers failed to put it over in fense began to click with a vengeance
Donald, Minnesota. four tries. and the Gophers started a drive down
North Dakota ... . . 0 0 0 12-12 Scoring - Touchdown: "V. Bevan, the field with Stan Kostka and Lund
~1innesota .......... 0 27 15 14~5 6 Kostka 2. Points after touchdown, blasting through the opponents' de-
Minnesota scoring, touchdowns- LeVoir 2 (placekicks). fenses for substantial gains. Kostka
Kostka 4, Roscoe 2, Beise, Lund. Nebraska Position MinnesoUt staged one of the sensational plays of
Safety-May. Point after touchdown, Scherer LE Tenner the game when he started on the Pitt
Bevan 4; LeVoir 2. (placekicks). Reese LT Widseth 45-yard line and ran through the cen-
North Dakota State scoring: Touch- Heldt LG Oech ter of the opposition to ' the 23-yard
downs-Peschel, Marquardt. Meier C Rennebohm mark before he was pulled down.
North Dakota State substitutions: White RG Bevan After three tries from this point the
Halfbacks-Hanson, May. Fullback- Pflum RT Bengtson Gophers still had several yards to go for
Erickson. Quarterback-Miller. Center Yelkin RE Larson a first down and ' Quarterback Seidel
- Maynard. Ends - Stevens, Mar- Bauer QB Seidel called for an intricate pass play which
quardt. Benson LH Lund puzzled the Panthers. Seidel took the
Minnesota substitutions: Ends - Cardwell RH Clarkson ball from center and handed it to Kost-
Ronning, M. Johnson, Antil, Berry- Skewes FB Kostka ka who tossed it back to Lund. The '
man. Tackles-Freimuth, Knudson , Scorc by periods: Minnesota captain ran wide to the right
W. Smith, Brown. Guards-Wilkinson, Nebraska ............ 0 0 0 0- 0 and when near the sideline tossed a
Anderson, Potvin, J. Bevan, Dallera. Minnesota ... . . ... . .. 0 6 0 14-20 forward pass down the field to Bob
Center-Eo Svendson, G. Svendson. Substitutions - Nebraska - Ends: Tenner who took the ball and crossed
Halfbacks-Alfonse, Rennix, Roscoe, Sears, Yelkin, McDonald, Scherer, the goal line with the winning tally.
Proffitt. Fullbacks - Kostka, Rork. Flasnick, Tonan. Tackles - Pflum, The victory stamped the Gophers
Quarterback, LeVoir. Reese, Scofield. Guards-Hubka, Up- as the potential national champions of
tegrove, White, Garnick. Halfbacks- the 193 '~ season.
• Benson, Cardwell, Parsons, Williams,
Douglas, Francis, Eldridge.
Pittsburgh
Rooker
Position
LE
Minnesota
Tenner
Minnesota 20, Nebraska 0
Minnesota-Ends-Ronning, Tenner, Hoel LT Oech
In defeating Nebraska 20 to 0 the M. Johnson, Antil, Berryman. Tackles Hartwig LG Widseth
Gophers made 20 first downs and -Smith, Freimuth. Guards-Bruhn, Shotwell C Rennebohm
gained the grand total of 423 yards S. Anderson, J. Bevan, Dallera. Center Ormiston RG W. Bevan
from scrimmage. And yet after all this -George Svendson. Halfbacks - Al- Olejniczak RT Bengtson
yardage one of the touchdowns was fonse, Clarkson, Roscoe, Proffitt, Ren- Siefert RE Larson
made by Bill Bevan, guard, after inter- nix. Fullbacks-Seidel, Kostka, Le- Munjas QB Seidel
cepting a pass on the Nebraska 32-yard Voir, Rork. Quarterbacks - LeVoir. Nicksick LH Lund
line. Stan Kostka scored the other two Officials-Referee-Fred Gardner, Cor- LaRue RH Clarkson
touchdowns in the fourth quarter. nell; Umpire-H. G. Hedges, Dart Weinstock FB Beisl'
Captain Pug Lund had a big day as mouth. Field judge-I. T. Carrithers, Scoring: Pitt - Touchdown: Nick-
a ball carrier and slashed his way Illinois. Headlinesman - S. Taylor, sick. Point after touchdown-Wein-
through the Nebraskans for a spec- Wichita. stock. Minnesota-Touchdowns: Al-
tacular total of 166 yards in 22 plays.
The scoring star of the afternoon was • fonse and Tenner. Point after touch-
down-Bevan.
Stan Kostka, first year back, who start- Minnesota 13, Pittsburgh 7 Substitutions-Pitt: Quarantillo, LE;
ed in the fullback position in the ab- In the feature game of the season the Daniell, LT; Wahlgemuth, Glassford,
sence of the injured Sheldon Beise. Gophers travelled east to defeat the LG; Kliskey, C; Detzel, RT; Kutz,
Early in the fourth quarter he plunged powerful Pittsburgh eleven, 13 to 7, in RG; Wilkins, RE; Randour, LH;
through from the 8-yard line and a a game which was featured by brilliant Weisenbaugh, FE. Minnesota: R.
few minutes later crashed over the football on the part of both teams. The Smith, LT; Bruhn, W. Bevan, RG; Le-
Nebraska left tackle and sprinted 47 64,000 fans saw the Panthers score first Voir, QB; Alfonse, Proffitt, RH; Kost-
yards for the touchdown. in the second period when Weinstock ka, FB; C. Svendsen, C.
The :Minnesota line played havoc plunged through tackle and then later- Officials-Referee, W. G. Crowell,
with the Nebraska offense. Tenner, aled the ball to Nicksick who ran 50 Swarthmore. Umpire-To J. Thorp,
Widseth, Oech, Rennebohm, Bill yards for the touchdown. Columbia. Linesman-W. M. Hollen-
Bevan, Bengtson and Larson, smashed The Gophers were kicking on the first bach, Pennsylvania. Field judge-C.
through to stop the Cornhusker backs and second downs and as a result they M. Waters, Williams.
before they could get under way. Once
on a series of passes the visitors carried
had but little chance to pick up many
yards from scrimmage or to make any

the ball to the I-yard line but were first downs in the early part of the Minnesota 48, Iowa 12
thrown back six yards in four plays. game. A highlight of the game which The Gophers scored two touchdowns
Against Nebraska the Gophers dis- will always be remembered by Minne- at Iowa City before the Hawkeyes
played some intricate offensive tactics sota followers was the great goal line got hold of the ball and throughout
and they gave the impression of pos- stand staged by the Minnesotans. Thr the contest the Minnesota backs ran
sessing tremendous power. Panthers recovered a Gopher fumble wild to defeat the Iowans, 48 to 12.
On the first play of the game Cap- on the Minnesota six-yard line but were On the first eleven plays of the game,
tain Lund went through left guard for a unable to score in four plays. Captain Lund carried the ball from
23-yard gain. On the second play The first Minnesota touchdown came near his own goal line down the field
Lund smashed through the same spot as suddenly as did the Pittsburgh score. for a touchdown. Shortly after the
for 11 yards and another first down Julie Alfonse slipped around the right next kickoff Julie Alfonse went
on Nebraska's 30-yard line. The side of the Panther line and sprinted through the Iowa line and sprinted 77
Gopher captain then picked up an- 50 yards for the touchdown. Bill Bevan yards for a score.
14 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Julius Alfonse led the way for the Iowa scormg: Touchdowns-\Valker, blocking, and the Minnesota leader
third touchdown. He made gains of Page. fought his way down the field to the
ten yards, twenty yards, and twelvc Substitutions: Minnesota-Ends- Michigan 47-yard line. On first down
yards to place the ball on the Iowa 10- Ronning, Johnson, Antil, Berryman. the injured Lund stepped back and
yard line. A moment later he dived Tackles-Smith, Knudsen. Guards- tossed a perfect pass to lVIaurice John-
over an Iowa tackler right on the goal Bruhn, Wilkinson, Bevan (J.), Dal- son on the 31-yard line. Johnson was
line for the score. George Roscoe, who lera. Center-G. Svendsen, E. Svend- in t)Je game at right end replacing
had replaced Pug Lund at left half, sen, S. Hanson. Backs-LeVoir, Kost- the injured Frank Larson. Stan Kost-
slashed through center for a big gain ka, Seidel, Roscoe, Proffitt, Rennix. ka then crumpled the Michigan line as
and then on the next play spun his Iowa: Ends-Page, England, Jakou- he drove through to the 18-yard line.
way to the goal line for another bek. Tackles-Radloff, Foster. Guards Here the Wolverines held and took
counter. Then Stan Kostka hit his -Gallagher, Dee, Secl, McDowell, the ball on downs.
stride and before the day was over had Lundberg, Kuhn. Center-Shea , Web- Regeczi punted to Lund on the
crossed the Hawkeye goal line threc er . Backs-Richards, O. Simmons, Minnesota 32-yard line, and he fought
times once on a run of 38 yards. Teyro, Moore, Gordinier, Haltom. his way through Wolverine tacklers
At 'the end of the first half Minne-
sota was leading 34 to O. Ossie Solem

Minnesota 34, Michigan 0
for a run-back of 20 yards. On the
first down Lund burst over tackle for
gave his men some good advice be- A record crowd of 59,000 spectators a gain of seven yards, and then on the
tween halves, and they held the Goph- cntcred .Memorial stadi urn for the next play he faded over to his right
ers scoreless during the third quarter. game between the two traditional and tossed a pass to Johnson on the
During this period a pass to Walker ri vals, Minnesota and Michigan. Not Q5-yard line. Johnson was run out-of-
was good for a touchdown for Iowa. since 1900 had a .M innesota football bounds on the 16-yard line. The next
The Iowans scored again in the fourth team defeated the Wolverines in Min- maneuver was over the Wolverine left
quarter on a pass to Page. The neapolis, and the Gophers failed to end with Lund charging along behind
Gopher stearn roller began to roll again cross the lVIichigan goal ' line during blasting interference to cross the goal
in the final period, and two touchdowns the first half of the 1934 contest. The line for the first touchdown a Minne-
were counted. Homecoming crowd began to mumble sota team had scored against :Michigan
During the game Bernie Bierman about the ancient Michigan jinx. How- since 19Q9. Bevan missed the kick for
lIsed all but four of the thirty-four ever, the Gophers scored three times the extra point and the score was 6
men who made the trip to Iowa City. in the third quarter and twice in the to O. ,"
The reserves carried on in true first fourth to down the Wolverines, 34 to Glenn Seidel stormed down the field
team fashion with no let-down in the o. 23 yards with the kickoff. Kostka was
blasting power. When Captain Lund slashed his way sent against center on the first play
The 48 to lQ score against Iowa was through the 1Iichigan defense on a and on the second, Alfonse tried the
the highest score a Gopher team had brilliant 16-yard run to score the first right end. He slashed through the
made against a western conference touchdown of the afternoon it was the line to find that his blockers had done
eleven since 1916. The 1934 eleven first time since 1929 that Minnesota their work well for the field was clear
appeared to have the greatest offensive had crossed the Wolverine goal line. and, the goal line was 76 yards away.
power of any Gopher team since th~t And the victory was the first' that Min- Hildebrand and Jennings were at his
year. As one watched the Gophers 111 nesota has scored over Michigan in heels but he feinted them off balance
~ction it was hard to believe that any ::VIinneapolis since 189Q. , . and raced across for the second touch-
coach could build a defense to stop the The Gophers gave ali indication of down of the afternoon.
smashing attack of Bernie Bierman's their greatness in the opening minutes Following the kickoff, Stan Kostka
men. From end to end the line was ap- of the game when they found them- broke away for long gains and in the
parently impregnable . And if an 9P- selves in the hole, the Wolverines hold- exchange of punts Lund set the
posinO' back was so unfortunate aiS to ing the ball on the .Minnesota four- Wolverines back in the hole by boot-
breakb through the line he immediately yard line on first down. Pattanelli, the ing one out of bounds on the two-yard
was met by such crushing ,tac,lders as Michigan end, had broken through to line and a moment later he placed
Lund, Seidel, Le Voir, Alfonse, Reise, block a punt from the toe of George another out on the six-yard line.
Kostka .and others. Roscoe on the fourth down. The ball
In the Iowa game the :Minnesotans rolled back to the Minnesota 17-yard Regeczi's return kick sailed off the
made thirty first downs. From scrim- line where it was downed by Roscoe field on the Michigan 33-yard line and
mage they gained a total of 563 yards but it went to YIichigan on downs. the Gophers snapped into action for
On the third down the men of Michi- another scoring thrust. On the first
and were compelled to punt only four
gan uncorked the traditional W 01- play, the versatile Mr. Lund stepped
times.
Minnesota- verine fake place kick play, and Jen- back and tossed the ball to Johnson
Iowa- Pos.
Tenner nings hiked down the sidelines to the on the 15-yard line, and the receiver
Jakoubek LE
Widseth four-yard mark before he was knocked crossed the goal line without being
Hoffman LT touched .
Secl LG Oech out of bounds. Bengtson, Larson and
Osmaloski C Rennebohm Roscoe broke through on the first From their own 20-yard line thc
McDowell RG Bevan three plays to throw the ball carriers l\1innesotans launched another scoring
Kelley RT Bengtson back to the nine-yard line. Again march with Kostka, Clarkson and
Walker RE Larson therc was a fake from place kick for- Roscoe running through the 11ichigan
Hoover QB Seidel mation , but this time Regeczi hurIed a defense. Roscoe scored on a weaving
Hild LH Alfonse pass at Ward who was crossing the run from the 15-yard line.
Simmons RH Lund goal line. Seidel was there too, Clarkson, Proffitt, Kostka and Beise
Crayne FB Beise though, and the pass was incomplete tore through the V\Tolverines on an-
Minnesota .. ..... 14 20 o 14-48 and it was lVIinnesota's ball. other sustained attack and Bill Proffitt
Iowa .. .......... 0 0 6 6-12 Shortly after the third quarter kick- knifed through for the fifth and final
:Minnesota scoring: Touchdowns- off, Regcczi got away a 50cyard punt touchdown of the day.
Lund, Alfonse 2, Kostka 3, Roscoe. which Lund caught over his shoulder Scoring - Touchdowns, Lund (sub
Points after touchdown-Bevan 5 on the Minnesota Q6-yard line. The for Roscoe); Alfonse, Johnson (sub
(placement); LeVoir (placement). Gophers turned on a burst of furious for Larson); Roscoe, Proffitt (sub for
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 15

Minnesota recaptures the famous Little Brown Jug in 1934. In th e picture from left to right, Captain Fra ncis Lund,
Be rnie Bierma n a nd Sig Harris.

Clarkson) . Points after touchdowns, );linnesota - Ends, R onning, 1\1. for the second score and Beise plunged
Bevan 3, by placekick; LeVoir 1, by Johnson, Antil, Berryman; tackles, from the two-yard line for the touch-
placekick. Dick Smith, Knudsen; guards, Bruhn, down. An 'I ndiana fumble behind the
Michigan- Pos. - Minn:. vVilkinson , D allera, J . Bevan; center, Hoosier goal line gave .Minnesota two
Patanelli LE Tenner G. Svendsen; quarterback, LeVoir; points in the second period.
Viergever LT Widseth halfbacks, L und, Larson. Proffitt, Ren- In the third period Lund shoved the
Hildebrand LG Oech nix; fullbacks, Kostka, Rork . Hoosiers back against their own goal
Ford C Rennebohm Officials: Referee, J. Masker, North- line when he kicked out of bounds on
Borgmann RG W. Bevan western; umpire, J. J . Schommer, Chi- the six yard line. On the return punt
Austin RT Bengtson cago; field judge, Frank Birch, Earl- he hauled the ball back to Indiana's
Ward RE Larson ham; headlinesman, E. P. Maxwell , 27-yard line from which point it was
Aug LH Roscoe Ohio State. advanced to the two-yard line where a
Jennings QB Seidel
Regeczi RH Alfonse • fumble gave the ball to the visitors .
Captain Lund then initiated another
Sweet FB Beise drive for the Gophers by driving his
Minnesota 30, Indiana 0
Score by periods: way back to the Indiana 20-yard line
Minnesota ..... ... 0 0 20 H-34 On the first play from scrimmage with the next punt. Sheldon Beise
M ichigan . ....... . 0 0 0 0- 0 against Indiana in Memorial stadium, picked up eight yards on a fake lateral.
Substitutions-Michigan, ends, Sav- George Roscoe passed to Maurice The Gophers were then penalized five
age; tackles, Hanshue, Sears, Bissell; Johnson who caught the ball and went yards but Babe LeVoir slipped through
guards, Beard; center, Duog; quarter- on for the touchdown. Alfonse, Ros- a hole over guard and was up to the
back, Ellis. coe and Beise put the ball in position four yard line before the Hoosiers
16 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

could stop his advance. In two plays g.ame. The play was in Chicago ter- Scoring: Minnesota , touchdowns-
Beise bucked the ball across for the rItory throughout the second quarter. Beise, Lund, Alfonse, J. Bevan, Clark-
third touchdown of the afternoon. At the beginning of the second half, son. Points after touchdowns-'V.
The Minnesota captain turned the Captain Lund took the kickoff near his Bevan 3, Wilkinson 1, Beise 1, all by
tide again in the fourth period by re- own goal line and nearly ran through placekicks. Chicago - Touchdowns,
turning a punt into Indiana territory. the entire Chicago team , carrying the Cullen. Point after touchdown, Na-
He then took a lateral and slashed his ball back to the 46-yard line, where cey (placekick).
way 20 yards down the field. A he was run out of bounds. Lund and Substitutions-Chicago: Ends. Bal-
penalty on the visitors set the ball Kostka, with a 16-yard run by AI- fanz , Gillerlain, Langley, Womer;
down on the 13-yard line. The Gophers fonse, and a smash through the line tackles, Sappington, Wright; guards,
then resorted to the lateral pass play by Le Voir, soon had the ball on the Jordan, Scruby, Meigs; center, Jones;
from Kostka to LeVoir to Alfonse and Chicago four-yard line. Lund scored halfbacks, Hatter, Skoning, Nacey;
Alfonse sprinted around the right end on a blasting plunge through the line, fullback, Smith; quarterback, Cullen,
for the touchdown. carrying three desperate Chicago Shipway.
Bernie Bierman used 27 men dur- tacklers with him. Minnesota: Ends, Larson, Ronning,
ing the afternoon and Bo McMillin Chicago took the ball on the fol- Krezowski; tackles, Smith, Widseth,
used substitutes nearly as freely. The lowing kickoff but lost yards on each Knudsen, Freimuth; guards, Wilkinson,
visitors failed to make a first down play attempted and Berwanger punted J. Bevan, Anderson, Dallera; center, G.
and their net gain from scrimmage out of bounds on Chicago's 45-yard Svendsen, E. Svendsen; halfbacks,
was zero. Thev advanced the ball 48 line. Lund and Kostka started an- Clarkson, Roscoe, Proffitt; fullbacks,
yards and lost 'the same yardage. Thc other touchdown march with Lund Kostka, Rork; quarterback, Beise.
Hoosiers once held the ball on the 45- breaking away for a 15-yard dash to
put the ball down near the goal line. Officials: Referee, John Getchell, St.
yard line but that was as close as they Thomas; umpire, Arlie Mucks, Wiscon-
could get to the Minnesota goal line. Julius Alfonse went through an open-
ing foJ' the touchdown . sin; field judge, M. Morton, Michigan;
The lineups: Shortly after the third touchdown , headlinesman , George Simpson, Wis-
Indiana- Pos. -Minnesota Alfonse took a punt on his own 36- conSlll.
LE Tenner
Oberchain
Schilawski LT Widseth
Oech
yard line and hauled it back to the
Chicago 18-yard line on one of the •
Sprauer LG most brilliant runs of the day. The
Kelso C G. Svendsen Gophers were all set for another tally Minnesota 34, Wisconsin 0
Nelson RG Bevan when a 15-yard penalty pushed them
Beeson RT Bengtson away from the Chicago goal line. Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 34 to
Antonini RE Johnson Then Chicago suffered a 15-yard o at Madison to complete an unde-
Fox QB Seidel penalty for holding and Hatter was feated, untied season, and to win both
Veller LH Roscoe forced to kick from near his own goal the conference and the national foot-
Keck RH Alfonse line. Maurice Johnson raced through ball championships.
Davis FB Beise to block the kick and Jay Bevan fell The Gophers scored two touchdowns
Score by periods: on the ball for a touchdown. in the first quarter. Vernal LeVoir
Bernie Bierman then rearranged his playing at quarterback in place of the
Indiana ... . ........ 0 0 0 0- 0 backfield combination to include Kost- injured Glenn Seidel intercepted a pass
Minnesota .. . . ..... 14 2 7 7-30 ka at fullback, Roscoe and Clarkson at on the Minnesota W7 -yard line and
Substitutions-Indiana: ends, Dis- the halves, with Sheldon Beise calling from this point Lund, Beise and AI-
chinger and Beasley; tackles, Nelson, signals. Another Gopher march was fonse carried the ball to the two-yard
Schmadel, Douglas, McDaniels, Ver- started from the center of the field line and Lund went across for the
kuski, Dal Sasso; guards, Heim, Fisher; with Roscoe and Kostka doing most touchdown. Shortly after the next
quarterback, Yoder; halfbacks, Holm- of the ball toting up to the 19-yard kickoff, Captain Lund ran 60 yards for
quest, Burton, Eads, Sabik; fullback , line. Then with Beise and Kostka run- the second touchdown behind perfect
Tatum . ning ahead to bump opponents out of interference. The Badgers had one
Minnesota-Ends: Antil, Ronning; the way, Clarkson sped across for the scoring chance when Christianson
tackles, Dick Smith, Knudsen; guards, final touchdown of the day for 1\1inne- blocked Roscoe's punt and recovered
J. Bevan, Bruhn , Dallera, Wilkinson, sota. the ball on the Minnesota 28-yard line.
S. Anderson ; center, Rennebohm; With but a minute left to play, a On the first play, George Svendsen ,
quarterback, LeVoir; halfbacks, Ren- pass from George Rennix was inter- :lVIinnesota center, intercepted a pass .
nix, Clarkson , Lund, Proffitt; fullback, cepted by the Chicago fullback, Smith, Seven of the twelve passes attempted
Kostka. on the Minnesota 45-yard line and he by the Badgers during the game were
• crossed the goal line for a touchdown .
Chicago- Pos. -Minnesota
intercepted by the alert WIinnesotans .
Throughout the third quarter Min-
Minnesota 35, Chicago 7 G. Peterson LE Tenner nesota resorted to straight football
Wright LT 'Vidseth with Kostka, Alfonse, and Roscoe hit-
Thirty-two Gophers saw action Perretz LG Bruhn ting the center of the line ancl the
against Chicago in Memorial stadium Patterson C Rennebohm tackles. The Badger line held firmly
as the Minnesotans played conserva- Whiteside RG W. Bevan ancl the Minnesota gains were small.
tively to down the Maroons, 35 to 7. Bush RT Bengtson In the fourth quarter the Gophers
The Gophers scored only one touch- Wells RE Johnson dropped their conservatism to show the
down in the first half but defensively Filnn QB Le Voir Badgers and the capacity crowd of
they stopped the great Chicago back, Berwanger LH Lund 88,000 that they could use tricks as
Jay Berwanger. Interference was Bartlett RH Alfonse well as power. George Roscoe, play-
charged on a pass play from Lund to N yquist FB Beise ing a great game after replacing the in-
Johnson and the ball was given to the jured Captain Lund, put the Gophers
Gophers on the Chicago three-yard line Score by periods: in scoring position by knifing through
from which point Beise smashed Chicago ....... .. ... 0 0 0 7- 7 the Wisconsin team for 42 yards to the
through for the first touchdown of the Minnesota . . .. . . .... 7 0 14 14-35 ll-yard line. Art Clarkson carried the
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 17

Minnesota's Notional Football Champions of the 1934 Season

FRONT Row-Mmtrice Johnson, Bob TenneT, Phil Bengtson, Bill Bevan, Capt. Francis Pug Lund, Dale Rennebohm, Vern Oech, Ed
Wid~eth,John Roning.
SECOND Row-Whitman Rork, Art Clarkson, Nlilt Bmhn, Dick Sn~ith, Stan Kostka, Bill Proffitt, Selmer Anderson.
THIRD Row-Captain-elect Glenn Seidel, GeoTge Roscoe, Les Knudsen, Bud Wilkinson, Jay Bevan, Bill Freimuth, Willis Smith, FTank
Dallera, Ray A ntil, Dick Potvin.
BACK Row·-Julie Alfonse, George Svendsen, George Rennix, Babe LeVoir, Sheldon Beise, Head Coach Bernie Bierman, Athletic Direc-
tor Frank lHcCoTmick, Student Jl!lanage,' Paul BeTgTCn, Oscar Munson. Frank LaTson was not pTesent when this picture was
taken.

ball to a point directly in front of t he Score by periods:
goal posts and the Gophers were in
position to score a place kick. It was CHAMPIONS
Minnesota .. .. .... 14 0 o QO-34
fourth down. L eVoir knelt to hold the Wisconsin ...... . .. 0 0 o 0- 0
ball and Bill Bevan got set for the The Minnesota eleven of 1934
kick. The ball was snapped to LeVoir Scoring:
who dashed around the surprised Bad- will long be remembered as one Touchdown: L und, Q; LeVoir, Smith
gers and across for t he to uchdown. of the greatest, if not the (substitute for Widseth), Rork (sub-
Another piece of deception brought st itute for Kostka).
greatest, football teams of all
the Gophers t heir fourth touchdown. Goals after touchdown: Bevan, 3;
Dick Smith, tackle, was made eligible time. Several me mbers of the LeVoir, 1.
for a pass and he took a pass from squad, Captain Lund, Bill
Roscoe to score. A few moment s later Substitutes:
another pass from Roscoe to Smith Bevan, Fronk Lorson, Phil
Wisconsin - LE, Deanovich, LT;
put the ball on the two-yard line from Bengtson, J uli us Alfon se, Dick Wright, Nellen; C, Pizer; RT, Jensen;
which point Whitman Rork, reserve QB, Kundert; LHB, Fontaine, Schuel-
fullback, scored. Smith, Edwin Wid seth, Bob ke: RHB, Fish, Donaldson; FB, Strain,
Tenner, Stan Kost ka , Sheldon Ferris.
Wisconsin- Pos. -Minnesota
Beise and Glenn Seidel were Minnesota - LE, Ronning; LT,
Null LE Tenner Smith, Freimuth; LG, Oech, Wilkinson,
Christianson LT Widseth na med on va rious conference Potvin, Dallera; C, G. Svendsen, Han-
Kummer LG Bruhn a nd notional all -star tea ms. son; RG. J. Bevan; RT, Knudsen; RE,
Mahnke C Rennebohm J ohnson; QB, Beise; LH, Roscoe, Ren-
Pacetti RG W. Bevan
Three men, Lund, Lorson and nix; RH, Clarkson, Proffitt; FB, Kost-
Bender (c) RT Bengtson Bevan were placed on the AII- ka, Rork.
Haukedahl RE Larson America eleven selected by Officials - Referee, Fred Gardiner,
Dehnert QB LeVoir Cornell; umpire, J ohn Schommer, Chi-
Jordan LH Lund (c) Grantland Rice. cago; field judge, Joe Magidsohn,
Tommerson RH Alfonse Michigan; head linesman, I ra Carruth-
Jankowski FB Beise ers. Illinois.
18 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

CAPTAIN GLENN SEIDEL

SHELDON BEISE
A.cting Captain
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 19

The National Champions of 1935
T HE outlook was not so bright for
Minnesota at the beginning of the
THE BIG TEN
Bevan. And Julie Alfonse was out
because of scholastic ineligibility.
1935 season as a result of the loss of And if, after all this, the Gophers
such stars as Francis Lund, Frank W. L. T. Pct. Tp.Op. of 1935 still possessed any spirit of
Larson, Stan Kostka, Art Clarkson, :lVIinnesota . ... 5 0 0 1.000 136 33 over-confidence, such a spirit was re-
Bob Tenner, Maurice Johnson, John duced to a fraction when a band of
Ronning, Bill Bevan, George Svendsen
Ohio State ... 5 0 o 1.000 1~0 ~6
hard fighting North Dakota Aggies
and Phil Bengtson. And to many the Purdue .. . ... 3 3 0 .500 45 50 held the Gophers to a 7 to 6 lead in
chance for another undefeated season Indiana .. . ... ~ ~ 1 .500 43 41 the first ha.lf of the opening game of
appeared to be hopeless when Julie Northwestern . ~ 3 1 .400 6~ 7~ the season m Memorial stadium .
Alfonse was declared ineligible. Chicago . ..... ~ 3 0 .400 33 76 The lVlinnesotans started off with a
The line looked weak , in the first rush to advance down the field for a
Michigan . .. . . ~ 3 0 .400 ~7 93 touchdown which was scored by
game of the season again'st North
Dakota State. Against Nebraska, Iowa ........ 1 ~ ~ .333 37 31 George Roscoe. Then the attack
however, the Gophers looked like Wisconsin . .... 1 4 0 .~OO 47 9S bog~ed down and the hard charging
champions and the line displayed some Illinois ...... 1 4 0 .~oo l~ 4~ Aggie line enabled the visiting backs
of the greatest defensive work ever to crash through for a touchdown.
shown by a Minnesota team. The The star of the engagement was the
blocking was effective and the attack sophomore end, Dwight Reed of St.
was vicious with Roscoe, Beise and ball. Beise, who served as acting cap- Paul. This 170 pound colored lad
Le Voir doing the ball-carrying. Cap- tain throughout the conference season, wrecked the opposition on their plays
tain Glenn Seidel gave further proof contributed aggressive leadership which that came his way and he smashed
of his superiority at the quarterback helped to carry the Gophers through through to make one tackle after the
post. tough spots. other. In the third quarter he grabbed
At the end of the season a poll of the ball after a North Dakota punt
The Gophers received another set-
sports writers throughout the country had been blocked and set it across the
back in the Tulane game when Seidel
indicated emphatically that these ex- goal line for a touchdown to give Min-
was injured and forced to the side-
perts considered Minnesota the great- nesota a safer lead.
lines for the remainder of the cam-
paign. It was necessary for Bernie est team in football during the 1935 In the fourth quarter he raced past
season. the secondary defense and snared a
Bierman to revamp his backfield.
long pass from George Roscoe on the
LeVoir, who had stepped into Alfonse's The Gophers shared the Western 1~-yard line and then speeded across
position at right half now went to Conference championship with Ohio the goal line for his second touchdown
quarterback and George Rennix was State which was also undefeated in of the afternoon. A few moments
given the assignment at right half Big Ten . competition. Minnesota has later he nearly scored again when he
with Roscoe at left and Beise at full- played through three seasons against grabbed another long heave from
back. the strongest of opposition without Roscoe and ran to the IS-yard line
In the meantime the two sophomore defeat. Dick Smith was named at before he was downed.
ends, Dwight Reed and Ray King tackle on the all-American team select-
ed by Grantland Rice. Another sophomore end, Ray King
were developing rapidly and before the of Duluth, who stands above the six
end of the season achieved ranking as foot mark, also gave evidence that he
two of the best ends in the conference. The Schedule may become a star wingman once he
The two tackles, Edwin Widseth and picks up some additional experience
Dick Smith had no superiors in college 1935
under fire. He also caught two passes
football while Charles Wilkinson and Minnesota ~6, North Dakota State 6 from Roscoe and one of these tosses
Vernon Oech could hold their own Minnesota 1~, Nebraska 7 he took over the goal line for the final
against any opposition. Dale Renne-
Minnesota ~O, Tulane 0 t0l!chdown of the afternoon. Thus,
bohm became an iron man of the line Mmnesota scored two of the four
and his defensive work was outstand- :lVIinnesota ~1, Northwestern 13
touchdowns through the air and made
ing throughout the season. Minnesota ~9, Purdue 7
three first downs via the aerial route.
Against Northwestern Tuffy Thomp- Minnesota 13, Iowa 6 Dale Rennebohm and Dick Smith
son stepped to the front as a sensa- Minnesota 40, Michigan 0 were stalwarts in the l\finnesota line
tional ball carrier and lVlal Eiken and Minnesota 33, Wiscon ~in 7 in the first game of the season.
Bill Matheny did some valiant work Coach Bernie Bierman did much ex-
when their efforts were needed . Then Minnesota 194, opponents 46 .
perimenting with his line-up through-
later in the campaign two sophomores
who had been team mates at lVlarshali
high school in Minneapolis, Andy
• out the game with several sophomores
and reserves from last year fitting into
the various combinations. The two
Dram and Rudy Gmitro became stars
on the field . Two other sophomores, The Games brilliant sophomore prospects, Andy
Dram and Tuffy Thompson, saw con-
Bob Weld and Louis Midler performed siderable service but were unable to
brilliantly in the line and Ray Antil Minnesota 26, North Dakota
get away for any spectacular gains.
was a star reserve at end. State 6
Uram got away some long distance
The 1935 team had speed and The Golden Gophers of 1935 opened punts and he showed up well on the
played smart football to overcome the the season without the services of defense. He didn't do much ball-
various setbacks. LeVoir carried on several stars of the 1934 campaign carrying but helped to put the Gophers
after Seidel's injury to win rating as including the three all-Americans, in position for the first touchdown in
one of the finest quarterbacks in foot- Francis Lund, Frank Larson, ;lnd Bill receiving a pass from Roscoe. The
20 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Above : George Roscoe starts a IS-yard run against Wisconsin. Below: Babe LeVoir makes a spectacular catch
of a pass in the 1935 Wisconsin game.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 21

Glenn Seidel Dick Smith George Roscoe
Rated by coaches and cri tics as one of Through three seasons, Dick Smith has The triple-threat performer of the 1935
the most brilliant field strategists in the been rated as one of the leading tackles season for Minnesota with his kicking,
game, Captain Seidel was lost to the team of the land and during the 1935 season he passing and running. Roscoe carried the
through injury in the Tulane game. He reached new heights of brilliance. Rockford, baJJ 125 times for a total gain of 648 yards
directed the offense of the Gopher teams Illinois. or an average of 5.18 yards per try. He
of 1933 and 1934. He came to the Uni- came from Minneapolis Central high school
versity from Roosevelt high school in to become a valuable man thl"Ough three
Minneapolis. seasons of play.

North Dakota line broke through to of the Gophers was an unknown reckless manner in an effort to score
smother Thompson before he could hit quantity and the majority of the in the closing minutes of the second
his stride. critics favored the Cornhuskers to win. quarter but the receivers were hauled
Bill Matheny, the lightweight Anoka And then on the opening kickoff, down or the passes were knocked
speedster, picked up yardage in his George Roscoe took the ball and with down. LeVoir nearly scored on a fake
dashes across the ends and one jaunt the aid of spectacular interference place kick on fourth down but was
was good for 13 yards. carried it back 74 yards to be thrown knocked out of bounds on the four-
out of bounds on the Nebraska 26- yard mark.
INDIVIDUAL GAINS yard line. The Minnesota line then In the fourth quarter the Corn-
Minnesota-Roscoe 85 yards 111 17 ripped large holes in the opposing for- huskers staged a desperate rally, and
attempts; Rennix, 2 in 1, Beise 62 in ward wall to allow Beise and Roscoe the Minnesotans on several occasions
12, Seidel 2 in 2, Thompson 12 in 5; through to the three-yard line on a found themselves with their backs to
LeVoir 14 in 5; Matheny 12 in 5; Rork series of plays. Here the Nebraskans the wall. After several minutes of play,
8 in 2; Gmitro 4 in l. braced and held the Gophers for three however, in the final period things
North Dakota - May 8 111 4; downs. On fourth down, Captain looked bright for the Minnesotans as
Schranz 13 in 9; Erickson 42 111 16; Glenn Seidel called for a lateral pass they chased the Nebraskans back to
Reiners 13 in 1; Olson 15 in 3. play with the ball going from Beise to the Cornhusker 25-yard line. From this
Substitutions: Minnesota - Uram Seidel to Roscoe and the latter stepped point Douglas, with the wind at his
for Rennix, Le Voir for Seidel, Thomp- across the goal line for the first touch- back, punted, and the ball took several
son for Roscoe; Trampe for Smith, down in less than three minutes of crazy hops as it dodged back and forth
Roscoe for Thompson, LeVoir for play. Wilkinson missed the try for across the field, eluding George Roscoe.
Beise, Hanson for Rennebohm; Beise the extra point. Three times during He followed it to the 2-yard line and
for LeVoir; Rennebohm for Hanson; the first quarter the Gophers carried attempted to pick it up, but was hit
Rennix for Uram; LeVoir for Beise; the ball into scoring territory but on just as he touched the ball and
Thompson for Roscoe; Krezowski for each occasion the Cornhuskers braced fum bled and Nebraska recovered.
Reed; Weld for Wilkinson; Beise for or the advances were stopped by The spectators who could see the
LeVoir; LeVoir for Seidel; Matheny fumbles. l\1innesotans were weary nearly to the
for Uram; King for Antil; Rosc·oe for Early in the second quarter, Jerry point of collapse, didn't think it pos-
Thompson; Oech for Midler; Wilkinson LaNoue of Nebraska went through sible that a touchdown could be
for Weld; Seidel for LeVoir; Reed for the Minnesota line on a trick play and averted. On the first play the Gopher
Krezowski; LeVoir for Beise; Rork for ran 33 yards for a touchdown. The line smashed through to halt Cardwell
LeVoir; LeVoir for Seidel; Hunt for kick for the extra point was good and for a foot loss. Ray King, Minnesota
LeVoir; Midler for Widseth; Gmitro Nebraska took the lead, 7 to 6. Mid- sophomore end, stopped Cardwell and
for Matheny! Reilly for Wi lIiam sor;, way in the period Roscoe dropped a was injured on the play. On the sec-
Larson for Oech; Svendsen for Renne- punt out-of-bounds on the Nebraska ond LaNoue tried to sneak through
bohm; Gust for Reed; . Berryman for 5-yard line. On the return punt, left tackle, but the door was closed. On
King. Francis of Nebraska got away a bad the next attempt Cardwell juggled the
• kick and the ball went out of bounds
on the 15-yard line. LeVoir made a
pass from center and that interval of
hesitation allowed the Gophers to
short gain and then Roscoe broke diagnose the play and Babe LeVoir
Minnesota 12, Nebraska 7 through to the three-yard line. On the took the great Nebraska back on the
The Minnesota-Nebraska game of next play he went over for the final 8-yard line. On fourth down there
1935 at Lincoln may rightly be listed touchdown of the day. Again the try was a pass with Dale Rennebohm com-
as one of the thrilling classics of Min- for the extra point was missed. ing up to knock it down.
nesota football legend. The strength The Cornhuskers threw passes in a This great goal line stand was one
22 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Above : On the Minnesota bench, right to left, Captain Glenn Seidel, Bert Baston, Bernie Bierman, Dr. George
Hauser, Student Manager Clark Snyder, Louis Midler, Ray Antil, TraiMr Lloyd Stein and Barry Danes, assistant
trainer. Below, Captain Seidel and Oscar Munson check scores on the Little Brown Jug .
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 23

Sheldon Beise Dole Rennebohm Babe LeVoir
This veteran of three campaigns has His brilliant defensive play, especially his "Babe" LeVoir came from Minneapolis
been called the greatest blocking back in work in the Nebraska game, will never be Marshall high school to become the handy
football. He served as acting captain dur- forgotten by Minnesota followers. He held man on Minnesota's three undefeated
ing the conference season and his aggressive to the tradition of Minnesota centers by teams. He played at quarter, right half
leadership was an important factor in Go- playing an "iron man" role in competition. and fullback. This past season he was the
pher snccesses. He carried the ball 78 His home is in Austin. field general throughout the conference sea-
times for a gain average of 4.6 yards. His son and was named the most valuable
home is in Mound. player on the squad by his team mates.
Rates as an all-American utility player.

of the brilliant defensive maneuvers of ridge, Andrews, Dodd, RH; D ouglas, In the fourth quarter a high pass
a brilliant season. FB; Dohrman, RE; Richardson, LE; from center got away from Captain
George Roscoe stepped into the shoes Behson, LH. Seidel as he was poised to punt on the
of Pug Lund and he came through to fourth down and the ball went to
play the greatest game of his career.
From the opening kickoff which he
lugged back 74 yards to the final gun
• Tulane in Minnesota territory. Cap-
tain Mintz of the Green Wave broke
around his own left end and raced for
he was a constant offensive threat and Minnesota 20, Tulane 0 the goal line. On about the one foot
on the defense he was doing everything line he was knocked out of bounds by
that one man could do. Time after In ah intersectional game m
Seidel and Oech. This bit of defensive
time he crashed through the Nebraska Memorial stadium the Gophers de-
work on the part of the Gopher quar-
line for big gains and he picked up a feated Tulane, coached by Ted Cox
terback cut off a score for in four downs
total yardage from scrimmage of 128 '24. The score was 20 to 0 and all
the Tulanians were unable to make
yards while the entire Cornhusker the touchdowns were made in the first
that foot across the goal line, but that
backfield gained only 117 yards. And quarter. The powerful Minnesota line
play was a costly one for Minnesota
that sounds like one of Lund's per- paralyzed the Tulane attack. Reserves
for Seidel suffered a shoulder injury
formances. Roscoe also hurled some were used during the greater part of
the second half. Captain Glenn Seidel, which was to keep him on the bench
perfect passes and he threw the Ne- for the remainder of the season.
braskans back in their own territory a candidate for all-American honors
time after time with his punts. and one of the smartest field generals Roscoe picked up 80 yards in 17
Minnesota- Pos. -Nebraska in the game, was injured in this en- tries. The alert Tulane defense stopped
Reed LE Scherer gagement and was out for the rest of the Gopher passing attack but even
R. Smith LT Ellis the season. then the tosses by Roscoe were impres-
Oech LG Williams sive. A deceptive play in which
In the first quarter the Gophers
Rennebohm C Morrison turned loose a display of power which Roscoe started to run from punt for-
Wilkinson RG Hubka amazed the spectators and dazed their mation and then stopped to kick drew
Widseth RT Heldt opponents. In four minutes of play in the opposing safety man and al-
Anti! RE McDonald the Minnesota machine rolled down lowed the kick to go away over his
Seidel QB Bauer the field for a touchdown and a head.
Roscoe LH LaN oue moment later, Charles Wilkinson broke Sheldon Beise hit the center of the
LeVoir RH Cardwell through to block a punt. He scooped - line for 34 yards in eight plays while
Beise FB Francis up the ball and ran 35 yards for the Babe LeVoir picked up 37 yards in
Score by periods: second touchdown. Tuffy Thompson, three tries for the high average of the
Nebraska .. . .. .. .... 0 7 0 0- 7 sophomore halfback, scored the third day.
Minnesota .... . ..... 6 6 0 0-12 touchdown from the four yard line in
the opening minutes of the second Minnesota made 12 first downs to
Touchdown: Roscoe 2, LaNoue; Try
for point: Francis (placekick). quarter. Reserves, down to the fourth six for Tulane and gained 192 yards
stringers, played the greater part of from rushing while the visitors ad-
Substitutes: Minnesota: King, RE; vanced the ball 121 yards by this.
the time for Minnesota during the last
Rork, RT; Krezowski, LE; Matheny, three quarters. method. The visitors lost about the
RH; Midler, RT; Weld, RG; Svend- same distance from rushing and one
son, C. Nebraska: Howell, QB; The speedy Tulane hacks were help- back, Captain Mintz, was thrown back
Shirley, LT; Holmback, RT; English, less before the vicious charging of the 60 yards in ten plays by the Gopher
C; Peters, LG; McGinnis,RG; Eld- Gopher forward wall. line.
George Roscoe breaks out into the open with the aid of beautiful blocking on his 74-yard return of the opening kickoff in the Minne-
sota - Nebraska game of 1935 at Lincoln .
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 41

Western Conference Championships
Minnesota has won three undisputed Minnesota 20; Chicago 7. slties. Ohio State was admitted in
championships of the Western Con- Minnesota 20; Wisconsin 3. 1913 and it was again the "Big Nine."
ference, 1911, 1!J15 and 1934. The great Michigan returned in 1917, making it
undefeated team of 1935 shared the 1934 the "Big Ten." Members are Chicago,
title with Ohio State which was also Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Min··
undefeated in conference play. l\1innesota 56; North Dakota St. 12. ncsota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pur-
The team of 1911 won the champion- Minnesota 20; Nebraska O. due and Wisconsin.
ship of the middle west. On the record Minnesota 13; Pittsburgh 7. The Conference football champions
of that team was a tie with Wisconsin. l\1innesota 48; Iowa 12. were as follows : Wisconsin 1897;
The great team of 1927 went through Minnesota 34; Michigan O. Michigan, 1898; Chicago, 1899; Minne-
the season undefeated but there was sota and Iowa, tied, 1900; Michigan
Minnesota 30; Indiana O. and Wisconsin, tied, 1901; Michigan,
a tie with Indiana to mar the record
and the title was awarded Illinois. Minnesota 35; Chicago 7. 1902; Michigan and Minnesota, tied,
l\1innesota 31; Wisconsin O. 1903; Michigan and Minnesota, tied,
1904; Chicago, 1905; Wisconsin and
19 11 Minnesota, tied, 1906; Chicago, 1907;
Michigan has won or tied for U:
Minnesota 5; Ames O. Western Conference football titles, Chicago, 1908; Minnesota, 1909; Illi-
Minnesota 5', South Dakota O. though not a member for 11 years. nois and Minnesota, tied, 1910; JVlinne-
Minnesota has won or tied 9 times; sota, 1911; Wisconsin, 1912; Chicago,
:Minnesota 21; Nebraska 3.
Chicago has won p; Illinois has won 0, 1913; Illinois, 1914; Minnesota and Illi-
Minnesota 24; Iowa 6. tied 5 times; Wisconsin has won the nois, tied, 1915; Ohio, 1916; Ohio, 1917;
l\1innesota 30; Chicago O. title, or tied for it, 4 times. Ohio has no title in 1918 due to World War;
Minnesota 6; Wisconsin 6. won it three times; Iowa has won it or Illinois, 1919; Ohio, 1920; Iowa, 1921;
l\1innesota 11; Illinois O. tied for it 3 times. Northwestern has Michigan and Iowa, tied, 1922; Michi-
won or tied for the title 3 times, and gan and Illinois, tied, 1923; Chicago,
Purdue has won it or tied for it 2 192"1; Michigan, 19.25 ; Michigan and
1915 times. Indiana has never won a Con- Northwestern, tied, 1926; Illinois,
Minnesota 41; North Dakota O. ference championship. 1927; Illinois, 1928; Purdue, 1929;
The Western Conference was formed Michigan and Northwestern tied, 1930;
.M innesota 34; Ames 6. Michigan, Northwestern and Purdue,
in 1896 with seven members. In 1899,
]'dinnesota 1!J; South Dakota O. Indiana and Iowa were added, making tied, 1931; Michigan, 1932; Michigan,
Minnesota 51; Iowa 13. it thc " Big Nine." Michigan withdrew 1933; Minnesota, 1934; Minnesota and
Minnesota 6', Illinois 6 . in 1907, leaving eight member univer- Ohio State, 1935.
42 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

TH E TEAM OF 1889
Sikes Timberlake Thompson Rex Rossman
Robinson Guthrie Belden Hayden Madigan Harris
Davidson Day Pillsbury Trask Brower

Minnesota Teams From 1886 Through 1932
THE TEAM OF 1886 THE TEAM OF 1889 Nov. 5-Minnesota 0, Ex-CoIIegiates O.
Captain, Howard T. Abbott; Rush- Captain and Quarterback, A. F. Pills- Nov. 8-Minnesota 18, Grinnell 13.
ers, Wm. Wagner (center), A. F. Pills- bury; Halfbacks, Geo. K. Belden, John Nov. 15-Minnesota 63, Wisconsin O.
bury, F. W. Nickerson, Christopher F. Hayden; Fullback, Grant Rossman; Nov. 19-Minnesota 11, Ex-CoIIegiates
Graham, J. Paul Goode, Birney E. Rush Line, B. E. Trask (I. e.), A. J. 14.
Trask, Chas. H. Alden; Quarterback, Harris (I. t.), R. B. Brower (I. g.), E. Nov. 29-Minnesota 14, Ex-Collegiates
Howard T. Abbott; Halfbacks, John F. H. Day (1'. e.), J. E. Madigan (1'. t.), 6.
Hayden, Herschel J. Mayall and E. R. Geo. C. Sikes (r. g.), H. R. Robinson Total Scores-Minnesota 208, Oppo-
Allen; Back, Frank D. Jones; Substi- (center); Substitutes, M. B. Davidson, nents 33.
tutes, Henry Cotton, and A. D. Meeds; Chas. E. Guthrie, and W. M. Thomp-
Fred S. Jones, Coach.
Minnesota 5, Shattuck 9.
son. •
The Schedule
Minnesota 8, Shattuck 18. THE SEASON OF 1891
Oct. 5-Minnesota 2, Ex-Collegiates

THE TEAM OF 1887
O.
Oct. 26-Minnesota 10, Ex-Colle-
T h e Team
giates O. Captain W. C. Leary; Center, James
Rushers, Paul Goode (center), F. Nov. 11-Minnesota 8, Shattuck 28. Madigan; Tackles, George Sikes, R. C.
M. Mann, J. H. Corliss, Birney Trask, Nov. 20-Minnesota 26, Shattuck O. Dewey; Guards, Charles G. Flanagan,
W. H. Hoyt, H. S. Morris, E. P. Allen; Total Scores-Minnesota 46, Oppo- E. P. Harding; Ends, L . C. Edson, E.
Quarterback A. F. Pillsbury, Captain; nents 28. C. Bisbee, D. R. Burbank; Halfbacks,
Halfbacks, John F. Hayden, W. D. Wil- Eugene L. Patterson, William Leary;
lard; Back, A. D. Meeds; Substitute,
W. Dann. • Quarterback, Alfred F. Pillsbury; Full-
back, Charles S. Hale; Substitutes,
Minnesota won a game from the THE SEASON OF 1890 George Hawley, Russell H. Folwell,
Minneapolis high school and one from John C. Ohnstad, Grant B. Rossman,
the alumni-no scores recorded. The Team A. T. Larson, A. J. Harris, R. L.
Captain, Horace R. Robinson; W. C.
• Leary; Geo. K. Belden, J. A. Harris, S.
Cramb, Edward Moulton, Trainer .
THE TEAM OF 1888 S. Start, Grant B. Rossman, Eugene L. The Schedule
Rush Line, S. S. Start, J. P. Goode, Patterson, Wm. C. Muir, Geo. C. Sikes, Oct. 17-Minnesota 0, Ex-Collegiates
M. E. Trench, W. H. Hoyt, M. H. Ger- A. F. Pillsbury, Harry E. White, Chas. 4.
ry, W. C. Leary, B. E. Trask, captain; E. Guthrie, James E. Madigan, D. R. Oct. 24-Minnesota 26, Wisconsin 12.
Quarterback, A. F. Pillsbury; Half- Burbank, E. P. Harding; Tom Eck, Oct. 31-Minnesota 12, Grinnell 12.
backs, J. F. Hayden, G. K. Belden; Trainer. Nov. 2-Minnesota 42, Iowa 4.
Fullback, G. B. Rossman. The Schedule Nov. 14-Minnesota 22, Grinnell 14.
Minnesota 8, Shattuck 16. Oct. 27-Minnesota 44, Hamline O. Total Scores-Minnesota 102, Oppo-
Minnesota 14, Shattuck O. Nov. 3-Minnesota58, Shattuck O. nents 46.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 43

THE SEASON OF 1892 Van Campen; right half, Walter N. Conrad H. Christopherson; trainer, Ed-
Southworth; left half, Charles E. ward W. :lVIoulton; coach, Alexander
The Team Adams; fullback, Henry C. Cutler; N. Jerrems.
Center, James E. Madigan; right substitutes, Edward W. Matthews, Wil-
guard, Everhart P. Harding; left liam H. Condit, Thomas M. Kehoe, The Schedule
guard, Augustus T. Larson; right Charles E. Slusser, Joel G. Winkjer; Sept. 19-Minnesota 34, South High
tackle, George C. Sikes; left tackle, George T. Pettibone, Thomas Cochran,
Constant Larson; right end, Edgar C. Jr., Yale '94, coach.
o.
Sept. 26-Minnesota 50, Central High
Bisbee; left end, William F . Dalrymple;
quarterback, Alfred F. Pillsbury; right The Schedule
o.
Oct. 3-Minnesota 16, Carleton 6.
halfback and captain, William C. Oct. 10-Minnesota 12, Grinnell o.
Leary; left halfback, Eugene L. Patter- Oct. 13-Minnesota 10, Grinnell 2.
Oct. 27-Minnesota 24, Purdue o. Oct. 17-Minnesota 14, Purdue o.
son; fullback, Russell H. Folwell; sub- Oct. 24-Minnesota 18, Ames 6.
stitutes, David R. Burbank, Harry E. Nov. 10-Minnesota 40, Beloit o.
Nov. 17-J\1innesota 0, Wisconsin 6. Oct. 31-Minnesota 8, Ex-Collegiates
White, Fred W. Foote, John E. Le
Crone, William C. Muir. Total-Minnesota 74, Opponents 8. o.
Nov. 7-Minnesota 4, Michigan 6.
Nov. 21-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 6.
The Schedule
Oct. I-Minnesota 18; Ex-Collegiates
• Nov. 28-Minnesota 12, Kansas o.
Totals-Minnesota 168, Opponents 24 .
10. THE SEASON OF 1895
Oct. 17-Minnesota 14; Michigan 6.
Oct. 22-Minnesota 40; Grinnell 24. The Team •
Oct. 29-Minnesota 32; Wisconsin 4. Left end, John M. Harrison; left THE SEASON OF 1897
Nov. 8-Minnesota 16; Northwestern tackle, John S. Dalrymple; left guard.
12. Augustus T. Larson, Captain; center, The Team
Total Scores-Minnesota 120; Oppo- James C. Fulton; right guard, George Captain and left end, John M. Har-
nents 56. A. E. Finlayson; right tackle, Willis J. rison; left tackle, G. A. E. Finlayson;
Walker; right end, Thomas M. Kehoe; left guard, A. M. Smith; center, J. C .
• quarterback, Charles E. Adams; left
half, George T. Pettibone; right half,
Winkjer; right guard, A. K. Ingalls;
right tackle, C. Nicoulin; right end,
Henry C. Loomis; fullback, H. A. Par- C. R. Shepley; quarterback, Geo. E.
THE SEASON OF 1893 kyn; substitutes, Clinton L. Walker, Cole; left half, G. W. Evans; right
The Team Martin Teigen, Ivan A. Parry, Stanley half, S. W. Bagley; fullback, H. C.
H. Bissell, John B. Loomis, H. B. Gil- Loomis; Ed. W. Moulton, trainer;
Center and captain, James E. Madi- bert; Ed. W . Moulton, trainer; W. W. Alex N. Jerrems, coach.
gan; right guard, Everhart P. Harding; Heffelfinger, coach.
left guard, Augustus T. Larson; left
tackle, Constant Larson; right tackle, The Schedule
William C. Muir; right end, Edgar C. The Schedule Sept. 25-Minnesota 22, South High o.
Bisbee; left end, William F. Dalrymple; Sept. 29-Minnesota 20, Central High Oct. 2-Minnesota 26, Macalester O.
quarterback, Charles H. Van Campen; o. Oct. 9-Minnesota 48, Carleton 6.
right half, Walter N. Southworth; left Oct. 5-Minnesota 4, Grinnell 6. Oct. 16-Minnesota 6, Grinnell o.
half, George K. Belden; fullback, Hen- Oct. HZ-Minnesota 6, Minn. Boat Oct. 23-Minnesota 10, Ames 12.
ry C. Cutler; substitutes, Charles Club o. Oct. 30-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 39.
Adams, Ralph K. Keene, George A. Oct. 19-Minnesota 24, Ames o.
Finlayson, Mason W. Spicer, W. Oakley
Stout, Willis J. Walker, J. Le Moyne
Oct. 25-Minnesota 10, Chicago 6.
Oct. 29-Minnesota 4, Purdue 16. •
Danner, Jr.; "Wallie" Winter, coach. Nov. 2-Minnesota 40, Macalester o. THE SEASON OF 1898
Nov. 16-Minnesota 1·4, Wisconsin 10.
The Schedule Nov. 23-Minnesota 0, Michigan 20. The Team
Nov. 28-Minnesota 14, Ex-Colle- Captain and left end, Scandrett;
Oct. l4-Minnesota 12; Kansas 6.
Oct. 21-Minnesota 36; Grinnell 6. giates o. left tackle, Otte; left guard, Parry;
Totals-Minnesota 136, Opponents 58. center, Page; right guard, Aune; right
October 24-Minnesota 10; Hamline 6.
Oct. 28-Minnesota 34; Michigan 20. tackle, Nicoulin; right end, von Schle-
Oct. 30-Minnesota 16; Northwestern
o.
• gell; quarterback, Kienholtz; left half-
back, Bernhagen; right halfback, Cam-
Nov. ll-Minnesota 40; Wisconsin o. THE SEASON OF 1896
eron; fullback, Shepley; John Wirten-
Total Scores-Minnesota 198; Oppo- sohn, trainer; Jack Minds, coach.
nents 38. The Team .
The Schedule
Captain and left end, John M. Har-
• rison; left tackle, Ivan A. Parry; left
guard, Geo. A. E. Finlayson; right
Oct. I-Minnesota 32, Carleton o.
Oct. 5-Minnesota 0, Alumni 5.
THE SEASON OF 1894 end, Henry A. Scandrett; right tackle, Oct. 8-Minnesota 12, Rush o.
A. M. Smith; right guard, Everhart P. Oct. 15-Minnesota 6, Grinnell 16.
The Team Harding, center, James C. Fulton; Oct. 22-Minnesota 0, Ames 6.
Center, George A. E. Finlayson; cap- quarterbacks, Geo. E. Cole, Richard E. Oct. 29-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 28.
tain and right guard, Everhart P. Woodworth; right half, S. W. Bagley; Nov. 5-Minnesota 15, North Dakota
Harding; left guard, Augustus T. Lar- left half, Martin Teigen, Elbridge L. o.
son; right tackle, Willis J . Walker; left Heath ; fullback, Harry C. Loomis; Nov. 12-J\1innesota 17, Northwestern
tackle, John S. Dalrymple; left end, substitutes, Clinton L. Walker, John 6.
John M . Harrison; right end, W. F. Taresh, Carl S. Jorgens, Lloyd Sperry, Nov. 24-Minnesota 10, Illinois II.
Dalrymple; quarterback, Charles H. Claude Nicoulin, L. Eugene Parker, Totals-Minnesota 92, Opponents 72.
44 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

THE SEASON OF 1899 THE SEASON OF 1901 Oct. 4-Minnesota 16, Ames O.
Oct. 7-Minnesota 59, Hamline o.
The Schedule The Team Oct. 11-Minnesota Q9, Beloit o.
Sept. Q6-Minnesota QO, Mpls. Cen- Captain Warren Knowlton, Beyer Oct. IS-Minnesota 0, Nebraska 6.
tral O. Aune, Egil Boeckmann, John Bidlake, Oct. Q5-Minnesota 34, Iowa o.
Oct. Q-Minnesota Q9, Macalester O. Otto Davies, E . Clark Evans, Charles Nov. I-Minnesota 10Q, Grinnell o.
Oct. 7-Minnesota 40, Shattuck O. Fee, John G. Flynn, Charles C. Hoyt, Nov. S-Minnesota 17, Illinois 5.
Oct. l4-Minnesota 35, Carleton 5. Gilmore Dobie, Moses L. Strathern, Nov. 15-Minnesota 11, Wisconsin o.
Oct. QI-Minnesota 6, Ames O. Walter LaFans, Walton Thorpe, Nov. QQ-Minnesota 11, Reserves 5.
Oct. QS-Minnesota 5, Grinnell 5. George Mueller, L. A. Page, Edward Nov. Q7-Minnesota 6, Michigan Q3.
Nov. 4-lVlinnesota 5, Northwestern Rogers, Fred Schacht. Totals-Minnesota 351, Opponents 39.
11. The second team was composed of:
Nov. 4-Minnesota 6, Alumni 5. E. G. Allen, John R. Current, Lloyd
Nov. 11-Minnesota 5, Beloit 5.
Nov. IS-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 19.
Downing, H. Van Valkenburg, W. H. •
Freeman, Sig Harris, John Hutchison,
Nov. Q5-Minnesota 0, Chicago Q9. James Irsfeld, Robert Liggett, Wil- THE SEASON OF 1903
Totals-Minnesota 151, Opponents 79. liam McDonald, Nels P. B. Nelson,
Henry O'Brien, Ernest B. Pierce, Max The Team
W. Ricker, A. W. Robertson, Floyd Captain Edward Rogers, left end;
• Tifft, Francis H. Tigue. George Webster, left tackle; John War-
ren, left guard; Mose Strathern, cen-
The Schedule ter; Walton Thorpe, right guard; Fred
THE SEASON OF 1900 Schacht, right tackle; Lloyd Burdick,
Sept. 14-Minnesota lQ, Second Team right end; Sigmond Harris, quarter-
The Team O. back; Otto Davies, left halfback; James
Sept. QI-Minnesota 0, Minneapolis Irsfeld, right halfback; Earl Current,
The team of 1900 was made up as
Central O. fullback. Substitutes: Robert Mar-
follows: Beyer Aune, left end; Charles
Sept. QI-Minnesota 16, St. Paul Cen- shall, Daniel Smith, Fred Burgan, Rich-
W. Fee, left tackle; John G. Flynn,
tral O. ard Pattee, Henry O'Brien, James
left guard; L. A. Page, Jr., captain
Sept. QS-Minnesota 35, Carleton O. Kremer, Egil Boeckmann.
and center; Henry C. Tweet, right
Oct. 5-Minnesota Q7, Chicago College
tackle; George F. Mueller, right guard;
Charles C. Hoyt, right end; Gilmore
O. The Schedule
Oct. lQ-Minnesota 19, Nebraska O.
Dobie, quarterback; Harry J. Van
Oct. 19-Minnesota - Grinnell (can- Sept. 19-Minnesota 36, St. Paul Cen-
Valkenburg, left halfback; Walter S.
LaFans and Paul S. Smith, right half-
celled) . tral o.
Oct. Q6-Minnesota 16, Iowa O. Sept. 19-Minnesota Ql, Mpls. Central
back; Warren C . Knowlton, fullback.
Nov. 4- Minnesota QS, Haskell O. 6.
The second team included George Nov. 9-Minnesota 10, North Dakota Sept. Q3-Minnesota 37, Mpls. East o.
B. Otte, John Schacht, Henry W. O. Sept. Q6-Minnesota Q9, Carleton o.
Pohlman, "Mose" Strathern, J. Floyd Nov . 16-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin IS. Sept. 30-Minnesota 11Q, Macalester o.
Tift, Wm. N. McDonald, Francis H . Nov. Q3-Minnesota 16, Northwestern Oct. 3-Minnesota 39, Grinnell o.
Tigue, Wm. S. Kienholz, Charles P. O. Oct. 7-Minnesota 65, Ham line o.
Harris, Henry S. Lovett, Benjamin R. Nov. QS-Minnesota 16, Illinois O. Oct. 10-Minnesota 46, Ames o.
Hassman. Totals-Minnesota 195, Opponents IS. Oct. 17-Minnesota 75, Iowa o.
Oct. Q4-Minnesota 46, Beloit o.
The substitutes included: George B. Oct. 31-Minnesota 6, Michigan 6.
Webster, Richard S. Pattee, John R. Nov. 7-Minnesota 46, Lawrence o.
Current, John Hutchinson, Charles
Carrigan, W. W. Gould, James F .
• Nov. 14-Minnesota 3Q, Illinois o.
Nov. QI-Minnesota 11, N. D. Aggies
Hendrickson, Robert Barnand, Wm. THE SEASON OF 1902 o.
Acomb, Rudolph R. Sanborn, Angelo Nov. Q6-Minnesota 17, Wisconsin O.
The Team Totals-Minnesota 656, Opponents lQ .
A. Bissell, Arthur Fosseen, Edward
Turner. Captain John Flynn, Egil Boeck-
mann, Otto Davies, Roger Gray, Sig.
The Schedule mund Harris, ,J. B. Irsfeld, Warrell
Knowlton, Walter LaFans, Robert Lig-

Sept. 15-Minnesota 0, Mpls. Central gett, Edward L. Rogers, Fred Schacht, THE SEASON OF 1904
O. Paul Smith , Mose Strathern, Walton
Sept. QQ-Minnesota Q6, St. Paul Cen- Thorpe, J. Van Valkenburg, John B. The Team
tral O. Warren. Left end, Robert Marshall; left
Sept. Q6-Minnesota 66, Macalester O. The second team was composed of tackle, George Case; left guard, Walton
Sept. Q9-Minnesota 44, Carleton O. the following: John Bidlake, Usher L. Thorpe; center, lVlose Strathern, Cap-
Oct. 6-Minnesota Q7, Ames O. Burdick, Fred Burgan, Earl Current, tain: ri!Iht guard, Max Ricker; right
Oct. 13-Minnesota 6, Chicago 6. J. Deering, Willard Freeman, George tackle, Percy Brush; right end, Fred
Oct. QO-Minnesota Q6, Grinnell O. Nye, Henry Olson, Richard Pattee, Burgan; quarterback, Sigmund Harris;
George Tuck, Charles Walsh, George left halfback, Otto Davies; right half-
Oct. Q7-Minnesota 34, North Dakota
Webster. back; James Kremer; fullback, Earl
O.
Nov. 3-Minnesota 6, Wisconsin 5. Current. Substitutes, John Hannon ,
The Schedule Ray Varco, Arthur Larkin, Fred
Nov. 10-Minnesota Q3, Illinois O.
Sept. QQ-Minnesota 0, St. Paul Cen- Hunter, John Gleason, Daniel Smith,
Nov. lQ-Minnesota Ql, Northwest-
tralO. Orren Safford, Theodore Vita, William
ern O.
Sept. QQ-Minnesota QS, Mpls. Central Ittner, Alexander Tschabold, George
Nov. Q9-Minnesota QO, Nebraska lQ. Oech, Joseph Cutting, George Tuck,
O.
Totals-Minnesota Q99, Opponents Q3. Sept. Q7-Minnesota 33, Carleton O. Earl Luce.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 45

The Schedule The Schedule Oct. 16-Minnesota 14, Nebraska O.
Oct. 30-Minnesota 20, Chicago 6.
Sept. 17-Minnesota 107, High Schools Oct. 27--Minnesota 22 Ames 4.
Nov. 13-Minnesota 34, Wisconsin 6.
O. Nov. 3-Minnesota 13, Nebraska O.
Nov. 20-Minnesota 6, Michigan 15.
Sept. 24-Minnesota 77, South Dakota Nov. 10-Minnesota 4, Chicago 2.
Totals-Minnesota 158, Opponents 27.
O. Nov. 17-Minnesota 0, Carlisle 17.
Sept. 28-Minnesota 75, Shattuck O. Nov. 24-Minnesota 8, Indiana 6.
Oct. I-Minnesota 65, Carleton O.
Oct. 5-Minnesota 47, St. Thomas O.
Totals-Minnesota 47, Opponents 29. •
Oct. 8-Minnesota 35, North Dakota O. THE SEASON OF 1910
Oct. 15-Minnesota 32, Ames O.
Oct . 22-Minnesota 146, Grinnell o.
• The Team
Oct. 29-Minnesota 16, Nebraska 12. THE SEASON OF 1907 .i\l{orrell, Stevens, Young, Robinson,
Nov. 5-Minnesota 69, Lawrence O. McGovern, Frank, Johnston, Smith,
Nov. 12-.M innesota 28, Wisconsin O. The Team Rosenwald, Walj<:er, L. Erdall, Picker·
Nov. 19-Minnesota 17, Northwestern Captain John Schuknecht, William ing, Bromley; Dr. Williams, coach.
O. Bandelin, Harry Capron, George
Nov. 24-lVIinnesota 11, Iowa O. Capron, George Case, Edward Cough- The Schedule
Totals-Minnesota 725; Opponents 12. lin, Edward Chestnut, Ney Dunn, Joe
Kjelland, Alfred Molstad, Walter Rade- Sept. 24-Minnesota 34, Lawrence O.
Oct. I-Minnesota 17, South Dakota O.
• macher, John Young. Dr. Henry L .
Williams, coach. Oct. 8-.i\l{innesota 49, Ames O.
Oct. 15-Minnesota 27, Nebraska O.
THE SEASON OF 1905 Oct. 29-Minnesota 24, Chicago O.
The Schedule Nov. 12-Minnesota 28, Wisconsin O.
The Team Oct. 12-Minnesota 8, Ames O. Nov. 19-Minnesota 0, Michigan 6.
Left end, Robert Marshall; left Oct. 19-Minnesota 8, Nebraska 5. Totals-Minnesota 179, Opponents 6.
tackle, William Ittner; left guard, Nov. 2-Minnesota 12, Chicago 18.
Theodore Vita; center, William Bande-
lin; right guard, George Oech; right
Nov. 16-Minnesota 10, Carlisle 12.
Nov. 23-Minnesota 17, Wisconsin 17. •
tackle, Percy Brush; right end, Fred Totals-Minnesota 55, Opponents 52.
Burgan; quarterback, Arthur Larkin; THE SEASON OF 1911
left halfback, Joseph Cutting; right
halfback, John Schuknecht; fullback , • The Team
Ends, Tobin, Aldworth, Wallinder;
Earl Current, captain. Substitutes,
t ackles, Frank Robinson; guards,
Weisel, Kjelland, Smith, Kramer, San- THE SEASON OF 1908 Powers, Smith, Elder; center, Morrell;
born, Safford, Jackson, Loomis, lVIowry,
The Team halfbacks, Rosenwald, Stevens, .i\1:c-
Dolan , Robertson, Greaves . Gilmore
Almon; quarterbacks, Capron, Hay-
Dobie, Sigmund H arris, Sidney Left end, Pettijohn; left tackle,
ward; fullbacks, Pickering, Johnston.
Stephens, assistant coaches; Dr. Henry Farnum; left guard, Rosenwald; center,
L. Williams, coach. Safford; right guard, Ostrand ; right
tackle, Young; right end, Rademacher; The Schedule
The Schedule quarter, McGovern, Atkinson; left half, Sept. 30-Minnesota 5, Ames O.
Johnson, Coughlin; right half, Hub- Oct. 7-Minnesota 5, South Dakota O.
Sept. 23-Minnesota 74, High Schools bard; fullback, Plankers; Safford, Cap- Oct. 21-Minnesota 21, Nebraska 3.
O. tain. Oct. 28-Minnesota 24, Iowa 6.
Sept. 30-Minnesota M" Shattuck-
Pillsbury O.
The Schedule Nov. 4-Minnesota 30, Chicago O.
Nov. 18-Minnesota 6, Wisconsin 6.
Sept. 30-Minnesota 42, St. Thomas O. Oct. 3-Minnesota 6, Lawrence O. Nov . 25-Minnesota 11, Illinois O.
Oct. 7-Minnesota 45, North Dakota O. Oct. 10-Minnesota 15, Ames 10. Totals-Minnesota 102, Others 15.
Oct. 14-Minnesota 42, Ames O. Oct. 17-Minnesota 0, Nebraska O.
Oct. 21-Minnesota 39, Iowa O. Oct. 31-Minnesota 0, Chicago 29.
Oct. 28-Minnesota 46, Lawrence O.
Nov. 4-Minnesota 12, Wisconsin 16.
Nov. 7-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 5.
Nov. 21-Minnesota 11, Carlisle 6.

Nov. 11-Minnesota 81, South Dakota Totals-Minnesota 32, Opponents 50. THE SEASON OF 1912
O.
Nov. 18-Minnesota 35, Nebraska O. The Team
Nov. 25-.Minnesota 72, Northwestern
6.
• Ends, Aldworth, Fournier, Raymond;
tackles, Sawyer, Shaughnessey, Solem;
Totals-Minnesota 542, Opponents 22. THE SEASON OF 1909 guards, Ostrom, Rosenthal; center,
Robertson ; halfbacks, Bierman, Erdall,
The Team
• Ends, Rademacher, P ettijohn, Vidal,
Lawler, McAlmon; quarterback, Hay-
ward; fullback, Tobin.
Faegre, Schain; tackles, Walker, Mc-
THE SEASON OF 1906 Cree, Holen; guards, Powers, Molstad, The Schedule
The Team Ostrand; centers, Farnum, Stewart;
Sept. 28-Minnesota 0, South Dakota
quarterbacks, .i\1:cGovern, Atkinson; 10.
Left end, Doan; left tackle, Vita, left halfbacks, Rosenwald, Johnston, Stev-
guard, Wiest; center, Safford; right Oct. 5-Minnesota 5, Ames O.
ens, Erdall; fullbacks, Pickering, Smith.
guard, Smith; right tackle, Case; right Oct. 19-Minnesota 13, Nebraska O.
end, Marshall; quarterback, Larkin; The Schedule Oct. 26-Minnesota 56, Iowa 7.
left halfback, Ittner; right halfback, Nov. 2-Minnesota 13, Illinois O.
Schuknecht; fullback, Current, (Cap- Sept. 25-.i\1innesota 25, Lawrence O. Nov. 16-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 14.
tain) , Substitutes, Dunn, Kjelland, Oct. 2-Minnesota 41, Iowa State O. Nov. 23-Minnesota 0, Chicago 7.
Snyder, Bandelin. Oct. 9-Minnesota 18, Ames O. Totals-Minnesota 87, Opponents 38.
46 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

THE SEASON OF 1913 THE SEASON OF 1918
The Team The Team
Donald Aldworth, Captain; Boleslaus Captain Norman Kingsley, Harlow
Rosenthal, Joseph Mattern, Russell Bierman, John Culligan, Larry Doyle,
Tollefson, Merton Dunnigan, Lazarus Gus Ekberg, Fred Enke, Joel Hult-
Barron, Joseph Fournier, Emmons krans, Frank Jordan, Florian Klein-
Sawyer, Lynn Robertson, Bernard Bier- schmidt, Ernest Lampi, George Larkin,
man, Clark Shaughnessy, George Os- George Miners, Douglas Roos, B. J.
trom, James Rush, Lawrence Lawler, Schmitz, James Vaile, Don Wallace,
Alfred Bierman, Lorin Solon; Dr. H. L. Ralph Warnock.
Williams, Coach.
The Schedule
The Schedule
Oct. 5-Minnesota 0, All Stars o.
Sept. 27-Minnesota 14, South Dakota Oct. 19-Minnesota 30, Overland Sta-
o. tion o.
Oct. 4-l\1innesota 25, Ames o. Oct. 26-Minnesota 25, St. Thomas 7.
Oct. IS-Minnesota 0, Nebraska 7. Nov. 2-Minnesota 59, Carleton-St.
Oct. 25-Minnesota 30, North Dakota Olaf 6.
o. Nov. 9-Nlinnesota 0, Iowa 6.
Nov. 1-l\1innesota 21, Wisconsin 3.
DR. HENRY L. WILLIAMS Nov. 16-Minnesota 6, Wisconsin o.
Nov. 1.5-Minnesota 7, Chicago 13. Nov. 23-Minnesota 6, Municipal Pier
Nov. 22-Minnesota 19, Illinois 9. 20.
Totals-Minnesota 116, Opponents 32. Nov. 30-Minnesota 7, Chicago o.
THE SEASON OF 1916 Totals-Minnesota 133, Opponents 39 .
• The Team
THE SEASON OF 1914
Captain Bert Baston, Parker Ander-
son, James Ballentine, Edward Buck-

The Team ley, Archie Carlson, Com:ad Eklund, THE SEASON OF 1919
Paul Flinn, Robert Gray, Walter
Captain Boles Rosenthal, Bert Bas- Haertel, Hal Hansen, Harlan C. Han- The Team
ton, Bernie Bierman, Joe Diedrich, son, George Hauser, Perry Johnson, Captain Ernest Lampi, Neal Arnston,
Merton Dunnigan, Art Erdall, Elmer Norman Kingsley, Clare Long, Frank Harlow Bierman, Bob Butler, Charles
Fegan, Carl Haedge, Wallace Hamil- Mayer, Gilbert Sinclair, Joseph Cantieny, Theron Gerow, Ralph Gruye,
ton, Frank Mayer, Frank Moudry, Sprafka, Jack Townley, Leland Van Walter Haertel, Charles Hanke, Arnold
James Mundy, Al Quist, H enry Nest, Leonard Wilson, Edward Wise, Hawkinson, Trig Johnsen, Arnold Oss,
Scholtes, Gilbert Sinclair, Lorin Solon, J ack Phillips, Pierre Regnier, Douglas
Arnold Wyman.
Jack Townley. Roos, Eddie Ruben, Festus Tierney,
The Schedule Tony Tomasek, Vern Williams.
The Schedule
Oct. 7-Minnesota 41, South Dakota 7
Oct. 3-Minnesota 2S, North Dakota 6. (State College).
Oct. 10-Minnesota 26, Ames o. The Schedule
Oct. 14-Minnesota 47, North Dakota
Oct. 17-Minnesota 29, South Dakota 7. Oct. 4-Minnesota 39, North Dakota
7. Oct. 21-Minnesota SI, South Dakota o.
Oct. 24-Minnesota 7, Iowa o. o (University). Oct. ll-Minnesota 6, Nebraska 6.
Oct. 31-Minnesota 6, Illinois 21. Oct. 2S-Minnesota 67, Iowa o. Oct. IS-Minnesota 20, Indiana 6.
Nov. 14-Minnesota 14, Wisconsin 3. Nov. 4-Minnesota 9, Illinois 14. Oct. 25-Minnesota 6, Iowa 9.
Nov. 21-Minnesota 13, Chicago 7. Nov. IS-Minnesota 54, Wisconsin o. Nov. I-Minnesota 19, Wisconsin 7.
Totals-Minnesota 123, Opponents 44 . Nov. 25-Minnesota 49, Chicago o. Nov. S-Minnesota 6, Illinois 10.
Totals-Minnesota 34S, Opponents 2S. Nov. 22-Minnesota 34, Michigan 7.
• •
Totals- Minnesota 130, Opponents 45 .

THE SEASON OF 1915
The Team
THE SEASON OF 1917 •
The Team
Captain Bernie Bierman, James Bal- Captain George Hauser, Ray Alden- THE SEASON OF 1920
lentine, Bert Baston, Merton Dunnigan, er£er, Neal Amston, George Bierman, The Team
George Hauser, I-Iarlan C. Hanson, P a ul Carroll, Larry Doyle, Con Eklund,
Perry Johnson, Clare Long, Al Quist, Captain Neal Amston, Henry At-
Paul Flinn, Walter Holmgren, Donald
Gilbert Sinclair, Joe Spra£ka, Charles wood, Harry Brown, Harold Clement,
Johnson, Trig Johnsen, Frank Jordan,
Tenhoff, Axel Turnquist, Arnold Wy- Don Cole, Ben Dvorak, Gus Ekberg,
Norman Kingsley, Ernest Lampi, Al-
man. Fred Enke, F. G. Fraser, John Gillen,
fred Schroeder, Henry L . Williams, Jr.,
The Schedule Art Gilstad, Ralph Gruye, Douglas
Vern Williams. Larson, Don McClintock, John Mc-
Oct. 2-Minnesota 41, North D akota o. Laury, Will Nolan, Jack O'Brien,
Oct. 9-Minnesota 34, Ames 6. The Schedule
Oct. 13-Minnesota 64, South Dakota Arnold Oss, Pierre Regnier, Eddie
Oct. 16-Minnesota 19, South Dakota Ruben, Larry Teberg, Festus Tierney,
o. o (State College) . Russ Weblen.
Oct. 23-Minnesota 51, Iowa 13. Oct. 20-Minnesota 33, Indiana 9.
Oct. 30-Minnesota 6, Illinois 6. Nov. 3-Nlinnesota 7, Wisconsin 10. The Schedule
Nov. 13-Minnesota 20, Chicago 7. Nov. 17- Minnesota 33, Chicago o.
Nov. 20-Minnesota 20, Wisconsin 3. Nov. 24-Minnesota 27, Illinois 6. Oct. 2-Minnesota 41, North Dakota 3.
Totals-Minnesota 191, Opponents 35. Totals-Minnesota 164, Opponents 25. Oct. 9- Minnesota 0, Northwestern 17.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 47

Oct. 16-Minnesota 7, Indiana 21. THE SEASON OF 1925
Oct. 30-Minnesota 7, Illinois 17.
Nov. 6-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 3. The Team
Nov. 13-Minnesota 7, Iowa 28. Captain Herman Ascher, Ben Allison,
Nov. 20-Minnesota 0, Michigan 3. Harold Almquist, Clarence Arendsee,
Totals-Minnesota 62, Opponents 92. Con Cooper, Herman Drill, Mike Gary,
Harold Hanson, Neil Hyde, Herb.
Joesting, Fred Just, Bill Kaminski,
• George MacKinnon, Al Maeder, Eldon
Mason, Bill Meili, Al'thur Mulvey,
THE SEASON OF 1921 Herhold Murrell, Jack O'Brien, Bob
P eplaw, George Tuttle, Everett Van
The Team Duzee, Leonard Walsh, Roger Wheeler.
Captain Larry Teberg, Oliver Aas,
George Bailey, Charles Blumer, Harry The Schedule
Brown, Don Cole, Ed. Copeland , Oct . 3-Minnesota 25, North Dakota 6.
Harold Clement, Carl Fribley, Art Gil- Oct. 10-Minnesota 34, Grinnell 6.
stad, Fred Grose, Paul Hartig, Tri g Oct. 17-Minnesota 32, Wabash 6.
Johnsen, George Larkin, Douglas Lar- Oct. 24-Minnesota 7, Notre Dame 19.
son, Otis :lVIcCreery, John McLaury, Oct. 31-Minnesota 12, Wisconsin 12.
Earl Martineau, Clint Merrill, Ted Nov. 7-Minnesota 33, Butler 7.
Moyle, George Myrum, Cy Olson, Nov. 14-Minnesota 33, Iowa O.
Ralph Olson, Arnie Oss, Douglas Roos, Nov. 21-Minnesota 0, Michigan 35.
Festus Tierney, Don Wallace. Totals-Minnesota 176, Opponents 91.
The Schedule
BILL SPAULDING
Oct. I-Minnesota 19, Nor th Dakota O.
Oct. 8-Minnesota 28, Northwestern O.

Oct. 15-Minnesota 0, Ohio State 27. Lidberg, Mark Mathews, Clint Merrill,
Fred Oster, Lloyd Peterson, Manning THE SEASON OF 1926
Oct. 22-Minnesota 6, Indiana O.
Oct. 29-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 35. Rollit, Carl Schjoll, H erb Swanbeck. The Team
Nov. 5-Minnesota 7, Iowa 41. The Schedule Captain Roger Wheeler, Harold Alm-
Nov. 19-Minnesota 0, Michigan 38. quist, Harold Barnhart, Sholley Blus-
Totals-Minnesota 60, Opponents 141. Oct. 6-Minnesota 20, Ames 17. tin, Mike Gary, George Gibson, Harold
Oct. 13-Minnesota 13, Haskell 12. Hanson, Kenneth H aycraft, Anton
Oct. 20-Minnesota 27, North Dakota
• O.
Oct. 27-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin O.
Hulstrand, Neil Hyde, Herb Joesting,
Laurence Johnson, Bill Kaminski,
George MacKinnon, George Matchan,
THE SEASON OF 1922 Nov. 3-Minnesota 34, Northwestern Mally N ydahl, Jack O'Brien, Bob
The Team 14. Peplaw, Lief Strand, George Tuttle,
Nov. 17-Minnesota 20, Iowa 7. Ed Ukkelberg.
Captain Oliver Aas, George Abram- Nov. 24-Minnesota 0, Michigan 10.
son, Ted Cox, Ray Eklund, Luke Totals-Minnesota 114, Opponents 50. The Schedule
Gallagher, Chet Gay, Fred Grose,
Louis Gross, Rudolph Hultkranz, Oct. 2-Minnesota 51, North Dakota O.
George Larkin, Otis McCreery, Hugh
McDonald, Earl Martineau, Clint Mer-
• Oct. 9-Minnesota 7, Notre Dame 20.
Oct. 16-Minnesota 0, Michigan 20.
rill, Lloyd Mitchell, George Myrum, THE SEASON OF 1924 Oct . 23-Minnesota 67, Wabash 7.
Fred Oster, Lloyd Peterson, Manning The Team Oct. 30-Minnesota 16, Wisconsin 10.
Rollit, Carl Schjoll. Nov. 6-Minnesota 41, Iowa O.
Captain Ted Cox, George Abramson,
Herman Ascher, Con Cooper, Gordon Nov. 13-Minnesota 81, Butler O.
The Schedule Nov. 20-Minnesota 6, Michigan 7.
Fisher, Peter Guzy, Percy Clapp, Bill
Oct. 7-Minnesota 22, North Dakota O. Foote, Chet Gay, Malcolm Graham, Totals-Minnesota 269, Opponents 64.
Oct. 1·1 ,-Minnesota 20, Indiana O. Louis Gross, Fred Just, Carl Lidberg,
Oct. 21-Minnesota 7, Northwestern 7. Hugh McDonald, Mark Mathews,
Oct. 28-Minnesota 9, Ohio State O.
Nov. 4-Minnesota 0, Wisconsin 14.
Charles Morris, Lloyd Peterson, Bob
Peplaw, Clarence Schutte, Herb Swan-

Nov. 11-Minne'sota 14, Iowa 28. beck, Everett Van Duzee, Roger THE SEASON OF 1927
Nov. 25-Minnesota 7, Michigan 16. Wheeler.
Totals-Minnesota 79, Opponents 65. The Team
The Schedule
Captain Herb Joesting, Harold Alm-
Oct. 4-Minnesota 14, North Dakota O. quist, H arold Barnhart, Sholley Blustin,
• Oct. 11-Minnesota 20, Haskell O.
Oct. 18-Minnesota 7, Wisconsin 7 (at
Clayton Gay, Mitchel Gary, George
Gibson, H arold Hanson, Kenneth Hay-
THE SEASON OF 1923 Madison) . craft, Fred Hovde, Lawrence Johnson,
Oct. 25-Minnesota 0, Iowa 13 (at
The Team Iowa City). Wayne Kakela, William Kaminski,
Captain Earl Martineau, George Nov. I-Minnesota 0, Michigan 13. George MacKinnon, Albert Maeder,
Abramson, Herman Ascher, P ercy Nov. 8-Minnesota 7, Ames 7. Bronko Nagurski, Malvin Nydahl,
Clapp, Con Cooper, Ted Cox, Ray Ek- Nov. 15- Minnesota 20, Illinois 7. Arthur Ph armer, Donald Riddell, Bob
lund, Joe Furst, Chet Gay, Malcolm Nov. 22-Minnesota 0, Vanderbilt 16. Tanner, Edgar Ukkelberg, Leonard
Graham, Fred Grose, Louis Gross, Carl Totals-Minnesota 68, Opponents 63. Walsh, K enneth Mann.
48 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

The Schedule downs, he placekicked three out of
four points. Another capable ball car-
Oct . I-Minnesota 57, North Dakota. rier was Paul Kirk who also scored
10. twice. His 46-yard return of a punt
Oct. 8-Minnesota 40, Oklahoma Ag- was the longest run of the day.
gies o.
Oct. 15-Minnesota 14, Indiana 14. At quarterback, Fred Hovde showed
Oct. 22-Minnesota 38, Iowa O. to good advantage. lVlore than a cap-
Oct. 29-Minnesota 13, Wisconsin 7. able field general, he consistently ran
Nov. 5-Minnesota 7, Notre Dame 7. back punts well. He contributed one
Nov. 12-Minnesota 27, Drake 6. of the touchdowns.
Nov. 19-Minnesota 13, Michigan 7. Captain Gibson was kept out of this
Tota ls- .Minnesota 209, Opponents 51. game because of injuries. Art Pharmer,
the Gophers' regular punter, played for
only a short time.
The Minnesota lineup was: Tanner,
left cnd; Duke Johnson, left tackle;
Season of 1928 Pulkrabek , left guard; Kakela, center;
Appmann, right guard; Ukkelberg,

S I NCE six regular players on the
great 1927 team had finished their
right tackle; Raycraft, right end;
Hovde, quarterback; Burdick, right
half; Brockmeyer, left half; Nagurski,
Conference play, Minnesota hardly ex-
fullback.
pected a more than ordinary season in
1928. However, Dr . C. W. Spears'
fourth Gopher eleven was destined to
have a highly creditable record of four

victories and two defeat s in Big Ten Minnesota 15, Purdue 0
games. It was good enough to give
the Gophers third place in the stand- Minnesota and Purdue met October
ings. 13, 1928 for the first time since 1897.
The team started out well with The Gophers' 15-0 victory broke a tie
triumphs over Purdue and Chicago. of two all.
Then came two reverses by a single The scoring came through touch-
point, one by I owa, 7 to 6, and the HERB JOESTING downs by Hovde a nd Nagurski and a
other by Northwestern, 10 to 9. safety made when Gibson tackled
Against Indiana, the Maroon and Captain, 1927. All-American full - Welch back of the Purdue goal line.
Gold returned to their winning ways. back in 1926 and 1927. Brockmeyer kicked goal a ft er the sec-
With an easy opponent the following ond touchdown.
Saturday, they had two weeks in Near the end of the game, J\1inne-
which to prepare for Wisconsin. The sota showed great defensive strength
Badgers were apparently headed for when Purdue, in a last effort to score,
their first Big T en title since 1912. November 3-J\1innesota 9, North- opened up with a flurry of passes. A
The game at Madison November 24 western 10, at Evanston ruling of interference with a receiver
will long be remembered by Minne- November 10-lVlinnesota 21, Indiana hclped the Boilermakers reach the Go-
sotans as one of their most remarkable 12, at Minneapolis phers' 10-yard line . Wi th one to go,
victories ever gained on the gridiron. November 17-Minnesota 52, Haskell Wclch made it first down. Caraway
In none too good physical condition, 0, at Minneapolis added another yard. H ovde and Na-
the Gophers fou ght hard through four gurski then broke through to nail
November 24-Minnesota 6, Wisconsin
quarters of stirring play to turn ba~k Harmeson for a six yard loss. 'Velch's
0, at Madison
Wisconsin, 6 to o. That upset Will pass was then knocked down by
relegated the Cardinals to second place Brockmeyer to end the visitors' best
and gave the Conference championship
to Illinois.
• spurt.
A pleasing feature of the victory was
Many of the regulars were out for Minnesota 40, Creighton 0 that the backfield's interference
part of the season be.cause of inj.uries. showed marked improvement over the
These included Captalll George GIbson The Creighton game was a typical week before. Every man took his turn
at guard, Lawrence (" Duke") Johnson season opener, t he Gophers scoring at at leading plays as well as taking the
at tackle, Bronko Nagurski, fullback will and using a number of substitutes. ball, cxcept for the right half, blocking
and tackle. Spears' men overlooked few touchdown back in the Spears system.
Minnesota scored 182 points to its opportuniti es. They crossed the Blue-
How decisively the Gophers out-
opponents' 36. jays' goal li ne six times and converted
played their opponents may be learned
four. from some of the statistics of the game.
1928 Schedule and Scores Bronko Nagurski made his bow as Minnesota made 26 first downs to
a fullback in this game. Though some- Purdue's nine.
October 6-Minnesota 40, Creighton what crude at his new position, he Fred Hovde thrilled the crowd in
0, at Minneapolis showed possibilities of developing into the first quarter when he caught a
October 13-Minnesota 15, Purdue 0, a reliable ground gainer. He scored one short pass and then raced 50 yards
at M inneapolis touchdown. for a touchdown. His field general-
October 20-Minnesota 33, Chicago 7, vVin Brockmeyer, only a sophomore, ship was of its usual high order.
at Minneapolis made an auspicious debut by his run- Bronko Nagurski looked more nat-
October 27-Minnesota 6, Iowa 7, at ning, passing, and kicking. Besides ural at fullback than he had before.
Iowa City going over for the first two tou ch-
< Not only did he usually get the few
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 49

yards needed for a first down, but he wersen sent in Oran Pape to replace
shone defensi vely as well. Willis Glassgow at halfback. The new
Gibson, back in the lineup, played a man carried the ball first for six yards.
model game at guard. A highlight of On the next play, the Iowa speed boy
his defensive play "'as breaking broke through right tackle for 62 yards
through in the second period to down and a touchdown, :McLain, Indian full -
Pest Welch, Purdue star back, behind back, leading the interference. Duke
their goal line. This gave :NIinnesota Johnson, the Gophers' regular tackle,
a safety. had previously been removed because
Also outstanding "'as Bob Tanner at of an injury. Irving Nelson entered
end. He was always first down the the game for the express purpose of
field on punts as ,yell as smashing dropkicking goal, as he did.
plays aimed around his position. Also Though Iowa now led, lVIinnesota
a good pass receiver, he once leaped did not let up. Bardwell, Kirk, and
high in the air to take the ball f!"Om Westphal, replaced the regular backs.
two Purdue defense men. Finally the ball was advanced to the
Minnesota lined up as follows: Hay- Iowa 14-ym'd line where a Minnesota
craft, left end; Ukkelberg, left tackle; score seemed likely. H eld for three
Pulkrabek, left guard; Kakela, center; downs, the Gophers tried a pass on
Gibson, right guard; Duke Johnson, BRONKO NAGURSKI the last play. Bardwell, unable to spy
right tackle; Tanner, right end; Hovde, a receiver, was hit so hard that he
quarterback; Timm, right half; Brock- fumbled, Iowa recovering on her 26.
meyer, left half; Nagurski, fullback. The Hawks then held the ball, the
Substitutions included Oster for Hay- ball 11 times for 36 yards, many of game ending soon afterwards.
craft, Brownell for Timm, Oja for them good for first downs. His lead- The Gophers lost two golden oppor-
Pulkrabek, Gay for Oster, and Kirk ing interference and backing up the tunities to score in the second quarter.
for Brockmeyer. line on defense were likewise satisfac- the slippery field somewhat handi-
tory. capping them. Twice the ball was
The J\liunesota starting linellP
• against Chicago was: Haycraft, left
within the 5-yard line. The first time .
Brockmeyer, taking the ball on the
end; Ukkelberg, left tackle; Pulkrabek. 4-yard line, made only a yard when he
Minnesota 33, Chicago 7 left guard; Kakela, center; Gibson, slipped and was downed. On last
Chicago, Minnesota's 1928 Home- right . guard; Duke Johnson, right down, a pass was grounded.
coming opponent October 20, was 011 tackle; Tanner, right end; Hovde,
Spears' men then started another
the Gopher gridiron schedule for the quarterback; Brownell, right half;
march . Brockmeyer, Nagurski, and
Brockmeyer, left half; Nagurski, full-
first time in 10 years. Some 58,000 Hovde alternated in taking the ball to
football followers crowded lVIemorial back. Substitutions were: Gay for
Iowa's 12-yard line. Hovde made two
stadium that day. Although Spears' Tanner, Oster for Haycraft, Kirk for
and then he and Brockmeyer failed to
men were favored to win because of Brockmeyer, Bardwell for Hovde,
gain. On fourth down, Nagurski
their greater playing strength , the Burdick for Brownell, Oja for Pulkra-
bek, Norgaard for Tanner, ·Westphal passed to Tanner who seemed to have
Jl[aroons for a time made the contest the ball on the Iowa 2-yard line, but a
interesting. It was not until the third for Nagurski, L. Johnson for Kakela,
Hawkeye tackle drove him back two
quarter that the outcome was assured. Gay for Norgaard, Pharmer for Bard-
yards, the ball going to Iowa on downs.
The first touchdown for Minnesota well, Emlein for L. Johnson, Frykman
for Ukkelberg, Appmann for Gibson . How decisively Minnesota outplayed
was the result of Hovde's pass to Hay- Iowa is shown by some of the figures.
craft and Hovde's plunge from the The Gophers made 12 first downs to
Chicago -t-yard line. The brilliant
Gopher quarterback scored again when
• the Hawkeyes' four. The losers made
:?12 yards from scrimmage to the win-
he intercepted a lVIaroon pass and. Iowa 7, Minnesota 6 ners' 165. Punts by l\1innesota aver-
aided by Duke Johnson's fine inter- aged 41 yards and those by Iowa 36.
ference, ran 76 yards for a touchdown. l\Iinuesota's title hopes received a
Going into the second half, the hard jolt at Iowa City October 27 Minnesota used the following lineup
Spears machine turned on the pres- when the Hawkeyes, smarting under to start the game: Haycraft, left end;
sure and added 21 points to its total. three straight defeats by Spears' Ukkelberg, left tackle; Pulkrabek, left
Hovde made his third touchdown and teams, upset the Gophers, 7 to 6. It guard; Kakela, center; Gibson, right
Haycraft and Pharmer also crossed the was the biggest surprise of the Big guard; Duke Johnson, right tackle;
visitors' goal line. Brockmeyer kicked Ten that day and a happy Homecom- Tanner, right end; Hovde, quarter-
goal twice and Pharmer once. ing for Iowa. back; Brockmeyer, left half; Burdick,
Near the end of the game, Chicago For three scoreless quarters, the right half; Nagurski, fullback. Other
put on a successful pass attack which teams battled on an extremely muddy players were: Emlein for Johnson,
netted them their only score. field. Then came the thrilling part. Pharmer for Hovde, Kirk for Brock-
The work of lVIinnesota's two star Early in the last quarter, Fred meyer, Brownell for Burdick, West-
ends, Tanner and Haycraft, featured Hovde, Gopher safety man, picked up phal for Nagurski, Bardwell for Hovde,
the victory. Haycraft often broke a punt, which had sailed over his head. and Oster for Haycraft.
through Chicago's interference to on the 9-yard line and then dodged
tackle the ball carrier. The Gopher
wings were always down on punts as
his way through the entire Iowa team
for 91 yards and a touchdown. Fred's

well as in position for passes. change of pace and reversing the field Northwestern 10, Minnesota 9
In the backfield, Brockmeyer and on this play were masterful. Brock-
Kirk, his substitute, stood out, the meyer missed goal. Whatever hopes remained for It
latter frequently getting away for long Back came the Hawkeyes with re- Conference championship were dashed
runs. Bronko Nagurski continued to newed fight and drive. Shortly after at Evanston November 3 when North-
improve as a fullback. He carried the the middle of the period, Coach Ing- western edged out l\1innesota, 10 to 9.
50 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

The one-point jinx was again on the kicking off to Kirk on the 5-yard line.
job. As was the case at Iowa City He returned to the QQ but on the first
the week before, the Gophers out- play from scrimmage, he fumbled, In-
played their opponents by a wide diana recovering. On the third play,
margin. Minnesota had 13 first downs Brubaker got loose for a touchdown,
to the Purple's eight. Spears' men the visitors scoring within the first two
gained QlS yards from scrimmage and minutes of play. Hughes missed goal.
the Wildcats 160. Now came M innesota's chance to
Injuries sustained proved to be bad cheer. Win Brockmeyer, given the ball
handicaps for the Northmen . Most on his QO-yard line, streaked SO yards
serious was that suffered by Captain for the touchdown which tied the
George Gibson, the Gophers' stellar score . He had good interference here.
guard breaking his shoulder after mak- On the play, Nagurski at tackle opened
ing a hard tackle. A broken vertebra a wide hole in the Indiana line.
compelled Bronko Nagurski to shift Through this, Brownell and Pharmer
from fullback to his old tackle posi- cleared the way. Ukkelberg followed
tion. His condition kept him from Brockmeyer, whereby an opponent
using his full force as a line smasher. overtook him. Then, just before he
At tackle, he was taking the place of reached the goal line, the gun ended
Duke Johnson, on the sidelines because the quarter. Pharmer put Minnesota
of a bad shoulder . in front with a perfect placement.
Minnesota opened the game as Hovde was the next Gopher scorer,
though it were to have an easy vic- making a touchdown from Indiana's
tory. Two bad passes by Northwest- Q3-yard line. Pharmer again sent the
ern's center went over the heads of his ball between the uprights. Fred again
backfield. The second one was made crossed the visitors' goal line, this time
with the ball on the Purple's 10-yard after a Q9-yard dash . Brockmeyer
line . The ball rolled over the goal line added the point.
where it was recovered by Minnesota. Brockmeyer was the leading ground
The referee ruled that since Minnesota CLARENCE W. SPEARS gainer with 156 yards in 16 plays. He
was not instrumental in putting the averaged close to 10 yards each time.
ball over the line, it would be only a Hovde was second with 116 yards in
safety instead of a touchdown. often tackling men back of the scrim- 14 plays, or an average of more than
A few minutes later in the first mage line. The condition of the field seven yards each time.
quarter, Westphal, fullback, fumbled . hurt him in his returns of punts. Art Pharmer played another good
Calderwood scooped up the ball and The following lineup was used game at fullback, especially on the of-
ran for a touchdown to put his team against Northwestern: Haycraft, left fense. He averaged 45 yards on his
in the lead. Holmer kicked goal. end; Ukkelberg, left tackle, Pulkrabek , punts, one of them going for 7S yards,
The second period was played main- left guard; Kakela, center; Gibson, when it went over the safety man's
ly in mid-field until the Purple got right guard; Nagurski, right tackle; head.
off a few good passes. One of them, Tanner, right end; Hovde, quarter- Haycraft and Tanner, Minnesota's
Holmer to Griffin, put the ball on the back; Brownell, left half; Brockmeyer, famous end combine, played their
Gopher 10-yard line. Three tries ad- right half; Westphal, fullback. Other usual strong games.
vanced it to the 5-yard line. Holmer men were Berghs for Gibson, Kirk for Gibson and Johnson were still out
then dropped back to boot a placement Brockmeyer, Pharmer for 'Vestphal, of the game because of injuries.
and make the score 10 to Q for North- Burdick for Brownell. Pulkrabek could play only a short
western, as it was at half time. time.
Going into the third quarter, Minne- The following lineup started against
sota played circles around N orthwest-
ern, the ball being in the latter's ter-
• Indiana: Gay, left end; Nagurski, left
tackle; Oja, left guard; Kakela, center;
ritory most of the time. The Purple Minnesota 21, Indiana 12 Appmann, right guard; Ukkelberg,
stalled a great deal, even drawing a right tackle; Tanner, right end; Hovde,
Victory, the first in three weeks,
penalty in the last quarter. But the quarterback; Brownell, right half;
greeted the Gophers upon their return
wet field hampered the Gophers' light, to the stadium. By beating Indiana, Kirk, left half; Pharmer, fullback.
fast backs. Their footing was slip- Ql to . 1Q, Minnesota gained some re- Substitutions included Haycraft for
pery and the runs slow. venge for the 14 to 14 tie which ruined Gay, Brockmeyer for Kirk, Bardwell
In the fourth quarter, Minnesota got their title claim the year before. The for Hovde, Arendsee for Pharmer,
its touchdown when Brockmeyer went date of the 'QS game, November 10, Pulkrabek for Oja, Frykman for Na-
over. The point was made to close was Dads' day. gurski, Burdick for Brownell.
the scoring for the day. Hovde added two more touchdowns
' Further mishap befell the Gophers
on the last play of the game. Bob
to his list and Brockmeyer one. All
three extra points were made, the first •
Tanner, after catching a pass from two by Pharmer and the last by
Hovde, pulled a muscle in his leg. He Brockmeyer. Minnesota 52, Haskell 0
had to be helped from the field. The Hoosiers depended pretty large- Little need be recorded about Min-
There were a few bright spots in the ly upon the aerial game. In doing so, nesota's last home game, played No-
defeat. Art Pharmer showed himself they completed nine out of 16 passes, vember 17 against the Haskell In-
to be a capable understudy to Na- good for six first downs. Their spread dians, except that it was their first let-
gurski at fullback. Paul Kirk, a fleet play, sometimes a pass and again an up since the season began. The Go-
back, made 6Q yards in 13 tries to lead end run, was generally successful. phers went on a scoring spree that
in individual ground gaining. Hovde Chuck Bennett was their star . netted eight touchdowns . Brockmeyer
played a hard game at quarterback, The game opened with Indiana's got two of them. The other scorers
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 51

were Pharmer, Gay, HQvde, Arendsee,
B urdick and Westin. CQach Spears
used a flQck Qf substitutes. The be-
Season of 1929
ginning lineup was: Haycraft, left end;
Nagurski, left tackle; Pulkrabek, left T he '29 team was the last cQached
guard; Kakela, center; Appmann, right by Dr. C. W. Spears at MinnesQta.
guard; Ukkelberg, right tack le; Tanner, D uring his five-year stay, which began
right end; HQvde, quarterback; BrQw- in 1925, his men WQn 30, lQst nine
nell, right half; BrQckmeyer, left half; and tied three cOon tests fQr a highl;
Pharmer, fu llback. Replacements were, creditable percentage Qf .766. Five Qf
Gay fOol' Tanner, L. JQhnsQn fQr the lQsses were by the narrQW margin
Kakela, Westin fQr Pharmer, Ki rk fQr Qf Qne Qr tWQ PQints. "DQc" went Qut
BrQckmeyer, Pharmer fQr Westin, tOo t he University Qf Ore gOon where he
Bardwell fOol' HQvde, Frykman fQr Na- cQached the WebfQQt elevens Qf 1930
gurski, Arendsee fQr Pharmer, Oster and 1931. He became the grid mentQr
fQr Haycraft, Emlein fQr Appmann, at WiscQnsin in 1932.
Hamman fQr Gay, Langenberg fOol'
Ukkelberg, Westin fQr Burdick. Instead Qf Qne captain fQr the entire
sea sOon Qf 1929, MinnesQta had a dif-
• ferent leader befQre each game. He was
chQsen frQm the eligible seniQrs Qn the
M innesota 6, W isconsin 0 squad.
Madison was all dressed up the
mQrning Qf NQvember 2'1 in pleasant Schedule and Scores
anticipatiQn Qf WiscQnsin's first fQot-
OctQber 5-MinnesQta 39, CQe 0, at
ball t it le since 1912. It was the Min-
MInneapolis
neSQta cQntingent whQ celebrated,
OctQber 12-MinnesQta 15, Vanderbilt
hQwever, when the GQphers upset their
6, at MinneapQlis
favQred Badger rivals, 6 tOo O. This
OctQber 19~MinnesQta 26, NQrthwest-
surprise victQry wrecked the Cardinals'
ern 14, at EvanstQn
champiQnship chances and IllinQis,
OctQber 26-MinnesQta 54, RipQn 0,
thQugh beaten by Michigan, finished
GEORGE GIBSON at M inneapQlis
first.
NQvember 2-MinnesQta 19, Indiana
For the first time since mid-seasQn, Captain 1928
7, at M inneapQlis
CQach Spears was able tOo put his first
NQvember 9- lVlinnesQta 7, IQwa 9, at
string lineup Qn the field. Even SQ,
IQwa City
SQme Qf the men were in nQne tQQ gQQd
Smith was Qnce mOore given the ball. NQvember 16-Minnesota 6, Michigan
shape befQrehand.
He hit right guard fOol' a yard which 7, at MinneapQlis
The tQuchdQwn came in the secQnd
was Qne shQrt Qf a first dQwn. The ball November 23-MinnesQta 13, WiscQn-
quarter. MinnesQta secured the ball
went tOo MinnesQta Qn her 3-yard line. sin 12, at MinneapQlis
when Nagurski hit RebhQlz, Badger
fullback , SQ hard that he fumbled , On the first play, Pharmer fumbled TQtal PQints: MinnesQta 179, Op-
BrQnkQ recQvering Qn the Wisconsin a bad pass frQm center but recQvered ponents 5.5.
17-yard line. HQvde gained nine one yard frQm the gQal li ne. He again
yards. Nagurski made it first dQwn
Qn the 6-yard stripe . He hit tackle
called fOol' a punt and this time sent
the ball almQst tOo the center Qf the •
for three. His next plunge netted tWQ field tOo end WiscQnsin threats fQr the
day. M innesota 39, Coe 0
mOore. On the final play, he dived
Qver the scrimmage line fQr a tQuch- MinnesQta . played smart fQQtball CQe cQllege, l\i(id-Western champiQns
dQwn. throughQut the game. HQvde at quar- in 1928, did nQt give MinnesQta much
vViscQnsin gave :MinnesQta a scare terback and Captain GibsQn at guard QPPQsitiQn in the first game Qf the sea-
Qr tWQ in the , third quarter. Successful were real stars. SQ were Haycraft, sOon, the SCQre being 39 tOo O. The sec-
Badger passes put the ball Qn the Duke JQhnsQn; and Ukkelberg. Qnd half Qf the fray was Qne IQng list
MarQQn and GOold's 10-yard line. The Art Pharmer, shifted tOo half, was of substitutiQns. MOore than 30 GQ-
Badgers lQst the ball Oon downs after Qne Qf the game's surprises. He led phers saw service Qn a day better
making Qnly tWQ yards thrQugh an al- the field in yardage with 86 in 14 tries. suited fQr summer sPQrts.
mQst impregnable line. A shQrt punt Nagurski gained 60 yards in 16 tries, TWQ sQphQmQres, ClintQn Riebeth
against the wind gave WiscQnsin an- mQstly thrQugh the middle Qf the and Clarence Munn, started their
other chance which it all but made Cardinal line. varsity careers rather creditably. Rie-
gQQd. The MinnesQta starting lineup beth, halfback flash, made tWQ Qf the
The first dQwn began with the ball against WiscQnsin was: Haycraft, left six tQuchdQwns and JVlunn went Qver
in the Badgers' PQssessiQn Qn Minne- end; Duke JQhnsQn, left tackle; Pul- fQr Qne. The Qthers were sCQred by
sQta's 35-yard line. The first play was krabek, left guard; Kakela, center; Paul Kirk, BrQckmeyer, and Bardwell,
a lQSS of tWQ yards. The next was a 'GibsQn, right guard; Ukkelberg, right the last player alsQ making three
12-yard pass called gQQd because Qf tackle; Tanner, right end; HQvde, PQints after tQuchdQwn.
interference. AnQther pass put the ball quarterback; Timm, left half; Pharmer, BrQnkQ Nagurski began his last sea-
Qn the 12-yard line. Smith was sent right half; Nagurski, fullback. son at tackle. He shQwed that he had
in fOol' RebhQlz, in an effQrt tOo pierce SubstitutiQns made were BrQck- lQst nQne Qf his knack fQr line play by
the GQpher line. He made tWQ yards meyer fQr Pharmer, BrQwnell fQr cQntinuall y warding Qff plays. Pul-
thrQugh left guard. Again he made Timm, Oster fOol' Haycraft, Pharmer krabek, playing next tOo him at guard,
tWQ. He then went thrQugh right fOol' BrQckmeyer, Hamman fQr Oster, was alsQ reliable.
tackle fQr fQur mOore. The ball was Qn Oster fOol' Tanner, L. JQhnsQn fOol' Tanner starred at end. On almQst
the 4-yard line with Qne dQwn tOo gOo. Kakela. all the punts, he was amQng the first
52 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

down the field to tackle or delay the Brownell, Teeter for Pulkrabek, Berry
receiver. Kakela a t right t ackle for N agurski.
proved to be a capable performer.
The passing game used by the Go-
phers was good enough to net them

seven completions out of 11 attempts, Minnesota 26, Northwestern 14
or a total of 99 yards. Continual battering of a heavier
The starting 'M innesota lineup was: Northwestern line finally brought vic-
Oja, center; Pulkrabek and Phil Gross, tory to Minnesota when the Gophers
guards; Nagurski and Kakela, tackles; and Wildcats met at Evanston Octo-
Tanner and Howard Anderson, ends; ber 19. Some 6,000 Minnesota sup-
Timm, quarterback; Brockmeyer, left porters were among the crowd at Dyche
half; Munn, right half; and Pharmer, stadium that day. They saw Spears'
fullback. men, trailing 14 to 9, at the beginning
Substitutions included Bardwell for of the fourth quarter, run up 17 points
Brockmeyer, Riebeth for Munn, in the last period.
Brownell for Timm, Langenberg for Art Pharmer was responsible for 20
Kakela, Oster for Anderson, Riehsen of his team's points. His individual
for Gross, Burdick for Pharmer, Kirk record included two touchdowns, two
for Riebeth, Hoefler for Tanner, John- extra points, and two field goals, both
son for Oja, ,M atson for Hoefler, Berry placements.
for Nagurski, Teeter for Pulkrabek, Other Minnesota luminaries were
Burdick for Pharmer, Kirk for Brock- Nagurski, who played his usual strong
meyer, Oster for Anderson, Matson for DAVE WOODWARD game at both fullback and tackle;
Tanner, Bardwell for Kirk, Riebeth for Former Minnesota Trainer Brockmeyer at halfback; and Quentin
Munn, Teeter for Gross, Riehsen for Burdick who kept up his good line
Berghs, Westgaard for Langenberg. bucking of the previous week. Timm
Hoefler for Oster, Leksell for Riebeth, was a capable blocking back.
Norgaard for Hoefler, Finley for Nor- Proof of the Gophers' line superior-
gaard, J. Haycaft for Finley, Emlein In Art Pharmer, the Gophers had a
very capable kicker. Besides punting ity lies in the fact that Minnesota made
for Teeter, Nelson for Matson, La- 310 yards on running plays, as com-
Roque for Bardwell. well, he opened the scoring in the sec-
ond period with a perfect placekick pared to Northwestern's IS3.
from the 30-yard line. On this field Minnesota opened the scoring in the
• goal, the ball sailed high over the cross-
bar and squarely between the uprights.
first quarter when Pete Somers hurled
a 30-yard pass to Win Brockmeyer who
Minnesota 15, Vanderbilt 6 Quentin Burdick, replacing Pharmer for leaped high in the air to take the ball
part of the game, was a good line on the Purple's IO-yard line and then
When Vanderbilt, one of the best dash over their goal line for a touch-
bucker.
teams in the South, came up to Min- Leading, 9 to 0, at half time, Minne- down. The try at goal was blocked .
neapolis from Nashville, the Gophers Northwestern soon retaliated. Stand-
sota added six more points to its total
were prepared for them and turned ing on Minnesota's 33-yard line, Berg-
early in the fourth quarter when
back the Commodores, 15 to 6, on Oc- Brockmeyer went over for a touch- herm passed IS yards to Burnstein who
tober H!. This was revenge for the 16 down. The visitors then unleashed an ran the remaining 15 for his team's
to 0 defeat administered to Minnesota effective passing attack which netted first score. Reil's dropkick afterwards
in 1924 by Dan McGugin's men. them a score. made it 7 to 6.
Bronko Nagurski, at left tackle, was Outstanding among the invaders The men of Spears then worked the
the star of the day. Not only did the were Benny Parker, ISO-pound fullback ball down to the Wildcats' 34-yard line
International Falls boy stop plays at who backed his line well on the de- where Art Pharmer sent over a place-
his side of the line, but he also opened fense; Amos Leonard, quarterback who kick to put Minnesota back in the lead.
wide gaps in Vanderbilt's forward wall ran his team well; and Patrick Kerwin Later Northwestern punted deep in-
through which Clint Riebeth m~de who played a consistent game at end. to Minnesota territory. Brockmeyer
sizable gains. On one occaSIOn, The Minnesota team which took the figured that the ball would roll over
Bronko cleared the way for the speedy field was as follows: ,Anderson, left end; the line for a touchback, but it stopped
back who ran 45 yards for a touch- Nagurski, left tackle; Pulkrabek, left on the 3-yard line. When the Gopher
down. Nagurski also figured largely guard; Oja, center; Riehsen, right safety man tried to get the ball, he was
in Brockmeyer's gains. Bronko's most guard; Langenberg, right tackle; Tan- tackled so hard that he fumbled it,
brilliant bit of defensive play came ner, right end; Timm, quarterback; Northwestern recovering. On fourth
when Jesse Thomas, Commodore back, Munn, left half; Brockmeyer, right down, Bergherm went over for North-
intercepted a pass. Thomas had a clear half; Burdick, fullback. Substitutes western's second touchdown. The point
field until "the Nag" nailed him from were: Oster for Anderson, Barnhart for was good, making the score 14 to 9 for
behind on Minnesota's 36-yard line. Timm. Pharmer for Burdick, Bardwell the Purple.
Bob Tanner, acting captain, was the for B~ockmeyer, Riebeth for Munn, The spectacular fourth quarter
only Gopher to play throughout the Hoefler for Oster, Johnson for Oja, J. opened with Minnesota's receiving a
game. A hard working end wi~h I?lenty Haycraft for Tanner, Emlein for Rieh- punt on its own 45-yard line. Crushing
of experience, Bob bolstered hIS SIde of sen, Anderson for Hoefler, Riehsen for a fast weakened defense, the Gophers
the line no little as Langenberg at Emlein, Tanner for J. Haycraft, l\funn marched straight down the field until
tackle and Riehsen at guard were both for Riebeth, Brockmeyer for Bardwell, they were within six yards of the goal
new men. Burdick for Pharmer, Riebeth for line. On last down, Kirk passed to
Leslie Pulkrabek at guard, another Munn, Kirk for Riebeth, Emlein for Pharmer who snatched the ball from
reliable veteran, played a great game Riehsen, Pharmer for Burdick, Hoefler two defenders for the touchdown which
against Vandy. Late in the game, he for Anderson, Westgaard for Langen- put Minnesota back in the lead to stay.
had to be removed because he received berg, Leksell for Pharmer, Bardwell for Pharmer's extra point changed the
a hard body blow. Kirk, Johnson for Oja, Barnhart for count to 16 to 14.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 53

Fine blocking paved the way for Brownell; Leksell for Burdick; Hoefler ell, Barnhart for Timm, Riehsen for
Pharmer to score again when he slipped for Anderson; Teeter for Kakela; Kirk Kakela, Kirk for Brockmeyer, Bard-
around the left side of the Purple line for Riebeth; Johnson for Oja; West- well for Pharmer, Pharmer for Bard-
for 34 yards and a touchdown. He gaard for Langenberg; Hoefler for Tan- well, Brockmeyer for. Kirk, Kakela for
also kicked goal. Just before the game ner; Somers for Pharmer; Norgaal~d for Riehsen, Brownell for Barnhart, Rieh-
ended, Art put the finishing touches on Hoefler; Brownell for Timm; Stein for sen for Pulkrabek, Johnson for Oja,
a remarkable scoring performance by Johnson; Pierce for Leksel!; F . Gibson Westgaard for Langenberg, Leksell for
booting another field goal. for Gross; Arsenault for Somers; N agurski, Emlein for Kakela.
The starting Minnesota lineup Pingel' for Kirk; Ohlsen for Tanner; J.
against Northwestern was: Harold An-
derson, left end; Kakela, left tackle;
Haycraft for Ohlsen.

Pulkrabek, left guard; Oja, center;
Riehson, right guard; Langenberg, right • Iowa 9, Minnesota 7
tackle; Tanner, right end; Brownell. An inspired, fighting Iowa team con-
quarterback Somers left half· Brock- Minnesota 19, Indiana 7
q uered lVlinnesota for the second
meyer, right half; Nagurski, fullback. ::Vlinnesota continued its victory drive straight year November 9 at Iowa City,
The following substitutions were made: by taking Indiana into camp at the this time by a 9 to 7 score. As in 1928,
Bardwell for Somers, Barnhart for stadium on November 2, American the Hawkeyes came from behind to
Brownell, Riebeth for Brockmeyer, Legion day. win with Oran Pape's scoring the neces-
lVlunn for Kakela, Kakela for Riehsen , The men of Spears played an aggres- sary touchdown.
Hoefler for Anderson, Berry for .M unn, sive game against the Hoosiers. They The victors started fast. Getting the
Pharmer for Bardwell, Timm for marched to the Indiana 18-yard line kickoff in the first quarter, Farroh re-
Barnhart, Kirk for Brockmeyer, Em- whence Brockmeyer completed the turned it to the Iowa 33, a run of 20
lein for Richsen, Teeter for Pulkrabek, scoring business at hand by a sweeping yards. Hard driving plays took the
Bardwell for Kirk, Nagurski for Kakela, end run. The kick for the point was ball within inches of the Minnesota
Burdick for Nagurski, Gross for Em- blocked. goal line where the Gophers, by a
lein, Westgaard for Langenberg, John- Again, after getting the ball deep in miraculous stand, saved themselves
son for Oja, Hoefler. their own territory, the Gophers pound- . temporarily. Determined to score,
ed their opponents' line for a second Iowa resumed its march as far as the
• touchdown. This time the point was 9-yard line where Captain Willis Glass-
added, making the score 13 to O. gow went back to place kick an easy
Indiana then surprised Minnesota fi eld goal. This was the only scoring for
Minnesota 54, Ripon 0 ,,·ith a simple pass over the line, Bru- the half.
'M innesota rolled up its biggest score haker having a clear field for his touch- The third quarter was largely a punt-
of tile seasoil, 54 to 0, October 26 at down. Goal was made. ing duel with the Gophers gaining an
the stadium. Ripon was the Gophers' The third ::\linnesota score was the advantage through the exchange of
last non-conference opponent on the res ult of some more consistent work. kicks. They finally had the ball on
schedule. Though the Wisconsin col- The Gophers put the ball in play on Iowa's 4I-yard line.
legians held the Maroon and Gold to the Indiana 27-yard line where a punt Then came a play which all but
two touchdowns during the first half, had gone out of bounds. On the first turned defeat into victory for Minne-
they weakened in the next two quarters play, Brockmeyer reeled off 1'1 yards. sota. Bronko Nagurski took the ball .
when Spears' army of substitutes scored Nagurski smashed his way to the 1- and, smashing his way through the
40 points. Ripon's best player was its vard line from which point Pharmer right side of the Iowa line, broke away
captain, Donald l\1artin. took it over . This touchdown plus his for a touchdown. Glassgow tried to
point after the second one brought his stop him, but Bronko disposed' of that
Pharmer made 22 · points besides
total to ;j(), with the season yet un- threat by stiff-arming the Iowa leader.
kicking well. Paul Kirk and Arsenault
finished. Further honors were his by It was the Gophers' solitary offensive
figured in the touchdown making, each
virtue of leading the other backs in thrust of the afternoon. Brownell
with a pair to his credit. The latter was
the author of a 90-yard run, one of the yardage, 117. kicked goal.
Despite Tanner's absence for most of Not to be denied their deserved
longest ever seen on a Gopher gridiron.
the game, due to injuries, the line out- triumph , the Hawks cut loose with an
Harold Anderson performed very plaved Indiana's forward wall to a effective short passing attack in the
satisfactorily at end. He proved a ma;'ked degree. Hoefler played in closing minutes of the game. They
good running mate for the brilliant Boh's place and acquitted himself reach ed the 6-yard line where Pape
Tanner. Also starring in the line were creditably. With Nagurski in the again did his game-saving act by circl-
Pulkrahek at guard and Langenberg backfield, ::\Iunn was used at tackle to ing lVlinl1esota's right end for a touch-
at tackle. good advantage. George Langenberg. down.
Statistics of this game reveal that the other tackle, played the game of Many of the Minnesota team were
Pharmer carried the ball 22 times for his career. hard used in this game. Brockmeyer
a total of 187 yards . Second best was Brockmeyer in the backfield did all and lVlunn were forced out by injuries .
Arsenault with 100 yards in three at- that could be expected of him and When Munn left the game, Nagurski
tempts. Clint Riebeth placed third more. A capable safety man, he re- returned to tackle.
with 95 in 10 and Paul Kirk fourth minded Nlinnesota rooters of Fred Glassgow was the star of the day by
wi th 81 in nine. Hovde. Fast and powerful in his end virtue of his versatile playing. In the
The Minnesota starting lineup runs, he likewise showed a good change line, Roberts, left guard, and Westra,
against Ripon was: Anderson, left end; of pace. left tackle, played hard charging games.
Munn, left tackle; Pulkrabek, left The Minnesota starting lineup was: Statistics of the game reveal that
guard; Oja, center; Kakela, right guard; Tanner and Anderson, ends; l\1unn and Iowa made 13 first downs to Minne-
Langenberg, rigbt tackle; Tanner, right Langenberg, tackles; Pulkrabek and sota's five, 194 yards by rushing to
end; Brownell, quarterback; Pharmer, Kakela, guards; Oja, center; Brownell, Minnesota's 135, and 58 yards by pass-
left half; Riebeth, right half; Burdick, quarter; Pharmer and Brockmeyer, ing to lVlinnesota's none.
fullback. halves; Nagurski, full. Substitutes: lVlinnesota's starting lineup was:
Substitutions made were: Timm for Hoefler for Tanner, Timm for Brown- Anderson, left end; Munn, left tackle;
54 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Pulkrabek (acting captain), left guard: Just after the opening kickoff, Min-
Oja, center; Kakela, right guard; nesota fumbled and lost the ball on its
Langenberg, right tackle; Tanner, right 32-yard line. After two short plays at
end; Brownell, quarterback; Pharmer, the line, R. Rebholz passed to Behr
left half; Brockmeyer, right half; Na- who was downed on the Gopher 12.
gurski, fullback. Substitutions: Rie- Three more line bucks and a pass, Reb-
beth for Brockmeyer, Barnhart for holz to Gantenbein, gave Wisconsin a
Brownell, Leksell for Nagurski, Nagur- touchdown. Goal was missed.
ski for Munn, Hoefler for Anderson. Late in t he first quarter, Riebeth re-
Somers for Pharmer, Timm for Barn- turned a punt 30 yards, going from his
hart, Brownell for Timm, Bergh for own 40 to the Badger 30-yard line. An
Nagurski , Somers for Bardwell, Nagur- uninterrupted Minnesota march began
ski for L eksell, Haycraft for Hoefler. here and ended with Bronko Nagurski's
Ba rnhart for Brownell, Kirk for Bur- goin g over two plays after the secon d
dick, Emlein for Kakela, Riehsen for period got under way. Pharmer missed
Pulkrabek, John son for Oja, Hoefler for goal.
Tanner. Minnesota played its best football
during this period. Another successful
• ch'i ve began, this time from the Gopher
30. Art Pharmer reeled off a great run
Michigan 7, Minnesota 6 when he took the ball to the Cardinals'
Those who had hoped that Minne- 25-yard stripe. Brockmeyer made it
sota's great victory at Ann Arbor ill first down on the 15. Pharmer added
1927 had ended the M ichigan " jin x" another first down and Bronko Nagur-
were doomed to disappointment at the WIN BROCKMEYER ski crossed the Badger goal line for the
Homecomin g game, November 16. second time. Pharmer kicked goal for
Captain 1930 the point which ultimately decided the
which the Wol verines won, 7 to 6. Un-
like the 1926 contest which resulteo Iss ue.
likewise, the :lVIaize and Blue were not I n t he middle of the third quarter,
decisively 0 u t p I aye d throughout. M innesota made another costly fumble,
Though Minnesota had the edge in the went over for the tou chdown . Gembis ' Visconsin recovering on the Gopher
first half, the invaders held th e advan- kicked goal. 30. Two successful plays netted the
tage in t he last two periods. The Minnesota team tired rapidly in Badgers 20 yards and a pass by Lusby
The Gophers seemed vietory-bouno the secon d half. The battering received to R. R ebholz was good for the remain-
at first. Pharmer's quick kick in the at Iowa City the week befor e was un- ing 10. The try at goal fell short.
initial quarter went out of bounds on doubtedl y a factor here. One of the Six seniors played their last games
Michigan's 8-yard line . Michigan im- bright spot s of the " heartbreaking" de- for Minnesota. They were Wayne
mediately punted a nd Minnesota feat was the grea t ball carrying of Kakela, Leslie Pulkrabek, Bob Tanner ,
gained in the exchange through Rie- Clint Riebeth . Pharmer kicked well to Bronko Nagurski, Art Pharm er, and
beth 's great return . Spears' team had keep Michigan on the defensive in the Harold Barnhart. Nagurski, playing
the ball on the Wolves' 10-yard stripe. first half. with an injured th urn b, not only scored
With four downs in which to score, Minnesota started the game with the both hi s team's touchdowns but also
Pharmer fumbl ed and Michigan recov- following li neup: Anderson, left end; shone defensively . Time and again he
ered. Munn, left tackle; P ulkrabek, left stopped Hal R ebholz when the Badger
Another chance was lost in the next guard; Oja, center; Kakela, right guard; fullback tried to gain through the line .
period. With the ball on Michigan's Langenberg, right tackle; Tanner, right Pharmer's 45-yard run was the long-
14 and but one yard needed for first end; Brownell, quarterback; Pharmer, est of the day.
down, Oja at center passed poorly to left half; Ri ebeth, r ight half; Nagurski, T anner, a nine-letter man, stopped
Nagurski who reached for the ball at fu llback. Substitutes were: Berry for many plays around hi s end of the line .
his shoetops and fumbled. The ball Munn, Kirk for Riebeth, Teeter for H e was always down fast on punts .
rolled to the 16-yard line where Pharm- Pulkrabek, Barnhart for Brownell, Once whi le racing at top speed to tackle
er fell on it. As t he pass had been ma de Timm for Barnhart, Riebeth for Kirk, the receiver, Bob hurdled an interferer
on last down, the ball changed to Brownell for Timm, Riehsen for Lan- and na iled his man, who made no re-
Michigan's possession. genberg, Brockmeyer for Pharmer, t urn of the kick.
Minnesota's touchdown came in the Barnhart for Brownell, Kirk for Rie- Pulkrabek, who did not get into the
second quarter. Pharmer's pass to beth, Leksell for Brockmeyer, Gross for game until late, helped stave off a
Tanner p _·t. t he ball on Michigan's 15- T eet er, J\1 unn for Kakela, Berghs for Badger t hreat in the last quarter .
yard li ne. Riebeth then broke away J\1unn.
J\1innesota sent the following team
for a touchdown. Goal was missed.
Michigan took to the air in the • on the field: Anderson, left end; Munn ,
left tackle; Riehsen, left guard ; Oja ,
fourth period. With the ball on Min- center; Kakela, right guard; Langen-
nesota's 27, Gembis dropped back to
Minnesota 13, Wisconsin 12
berg, right tackle; Tanner, right end;
the 38, as though to try a placekick. Playing on a bitterly cold day, Min- Barnhart, quarterback; Leksell, left
Simrall knelt down, apparently to hold nesot a triumphed over its traditional half; Riebeth , right half; Nagurski,
the ball. Getting the pass from center, Wisconsin rivals, 13 to 12, at the fullba ck. Substitutes were: Johnson
Simrall flipped the ball to Gembis who stadium November 23. I t marked the for Oja, Brownell for Barnhart, Bard-
had started running to the left. Mean- fourth consecutive season that the Go- well for Riebeth, Pharmer for Leksell,
while Wilson raced down t he field to phers had turned back the Badgers. Berry for Langenberg, Gross for Rieh-
the right, and as he reached the 4-yard This one-point victory was the only sen, Langenberg for Berry, Riebeth for
line, he leaped into the a ir to take one ever scored by a Spears team. Bardwell , Barnha rt for Brownell, Ber-
Gembis' long pass. F our times during his tenure here, he ry for Munn, Pulkrabek for Gross,
On the next play, Wilson carried the had seen the Maroon and Gold lose by Stein for Johnson, Brockmeyer for Ri e-
ball to the I-yard line. Morrison then that margin. beth , Bardwell for Pharmer.
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 55

The Gophers used many passes, both After thc Gophers lost the ball by
Season of 1930 forward and lateral, to good advantage.
In a heavy scoring fourth quarter, they
fumbling on their own 30-yard line,
the Commodores scored their first

H.
took to the air to chalk up 27 points. touchdown on a pass and kicked goal
O. ("FRITZ") CRISLER, for- Three of the four forward passes netted to even matters. Then a punting duel
mer University of Chicago athlete touchdowns. In all, their aerial at- with Munn having an edge followed.
and assistant football coach under A. tack gained 103 yards. This advantage was offset by the Go-
A. Stagg, came to Minnesota in 1930 Jack Manders, who made his first pher backs' letting the Vanderbilt kicks
as head football coach here and also as varsity appearance, showed a great roll instead of returning them. An in-
athletic director , succeeding Fred deal of speed and power at fullback. tercepted pass by Askew together with
Luehring who had resigned . Crisler Munn's punting was also a feature, a forward and a lateral gave the vis-
remained at the university until 1932 his kicks averaging 44 yards. itors their second touchdown.
when he left to become head football Captain Win Brockmeyer made the A few minutes later, another lVIin-
coach at Princeton . first touchdown in the second quarter. nesota pass in Gopher territory was in-
The record of the 1930 }1innesota MacDougall's long run added another tercepted. Two more passes enabled
football team was the poorest made on in the same period. In the third, Man- Vanderbilt to cross the Gopher goal
the gridiron in almost a decade. Only ders went over . line for the third time in the first half
one major victory was realized and The greater part of the scoring was which ended: Vanderbilt 20, Minne-
that a rather unimpressive triumph done in the last period. After lVIac- sota 7.
over Indiana. Dougall's second touchdown dash, he In ·the third quarter, another Gopher
Holding a highly touted Stanford passed to Swartz, the fifth man to fumble lost the ball. lVIore passes gave
eleven to a scoreless tie was the only cross the Jackrabbits' goal line. Soon the Commodores their fourth touch-
bright spot of the year. In this con- afterwards, Pete Somers tossed to Dill- down. They scored for the last time in
test, the Gophers played an almost ner who added to the mounting score. the fourth period when Askew ran
strictly defen sive game. The final touchdown was made on a around end for 26 yards. '
Although defeated by Michigan, the pass, Leksell to Gordon .
team extended the Wolverines and their The Minnesota starting lineup was: Minnesota's start.ing lineup against
showing at Ann Arbor made Minne- Anderson, left end; Munn, left tackle; Vanderbilt was: Ohlsen, left end; Bo-
sota followers believe that the ·M aroon Riehsen, left guard; Stein, center; land, left tackle, Munn, left guard;
and Gold would give a good account of Appmann, right guard; Berry, right Stein, center; Riehsen, right guard;
itself at Madison. This failed to mate- tackle; Hoefler, right end; Somers, Berry, right tackle; Hoefler, right end;
rialize. In their last game of the sea- quarterback; Brownell, left half; Brock- Brockmeyer, quarterback; Swartz, left
son, the Gophers bowed to their Car- meyer, right half; Leksell, fullback. half; W. Hass, right half; Manders,
dinal rivals for the first time since 1922 Substitutes were: Ohlsen for Ander- fuillback. Substitutes were: Dillner
by a score of 1'1 to O. Unlike most son, \Vells for 1\1unn, Krezowski for for Ohlsen, Krezowski for Hoefler,
Minnesota-Wisconsin football garnes, Hoefler, MacDougall for Somers, Bo- Brownell for Swartz, MacDougall for
thi s one was not even hard-fought. land for Berry, Manders for Leksell, Hass, Appmann for Ri ehsen, Somers
The Gophers tied with Indiana for W. Hass for Brockmeyer, Swartz for for Brockmeyer, Leksell for Manders,
sixth plaee in the Big Ten standings. Brownell, Gross for Appmann, Den- Wells for Boland, Teeter for Stein,
nerly for Riehsen, Berry for Boland, Dennerly for lYIunn, Hoefler for Kr.e-
Schedule and Scores Koski for Stein, Brownell for Swartz, zowski, Brockmeyer for Somers, Stem
Somers for MacDougall, Stein for for Allen Teeter, W. Hass for Mac-
September 27-Minnesota 4S, South Dougall, Munn for Dennerly, Riehsen
Koski , Appmann for Gross, Riehsen for
Dakota State 0, at Minneapolis. for Appman, Boland for Wells, Man-
Dennerly, Brockmeyer for W. Hass,
October 4-Minnesota 7, Vanderbilt 33, ders for Leksell, MacDougall for W .
Hoefler for Krezowski, 1\1unn for Wells,
at Minneapolis Hass, Leksell for Manders, Dillner for
Berry for Boland, Wells for Munn,
October l1 -~linnesota 0, Stanford 0, Ohlsen, Krezowski for Hoefler, Allen
Gross for Appmann, Boland for Berry,
at J\1inneapolis. Teeter for Stein, Appmann for Riehsen,
Swart7, for Brownell, Allen Teeter for
October IS-Minnesota 6, Indiana 0, at Dennerly for Munn, Somers for Brock-
Stein, Alvin Teeter for Appmann,
Minneapolis. mever Gross for Boland, vVells for
Nichols for Wells, J. Hass for Swartz,
October 25-0pen Date.
Leksell for Manders, W. Hass for Bel~ry : Brownell for Leksell, Geer for
November I - Minnesota 6, North- Swartz, Kirk for Geer, Alvin Teeter for
Brockmeyer, Arsenault for VV. Hass,
western 27, at .M inneapolis. Dennerly, Nelson for Krezowski.
Gordon for Somers, Kroll for Nichols.
November S-Minnesota 59, South
Dakota 0, at Minneapolis.
November 15-1\1innesota 0, Michigan • •
7, at Ann Arbor. Vanderbilt 33, Minnesota 7
November 22-1\1innesota 0, Wiscon- Minnesota 0, Stanford 0
sin 14, at Madison. A well drilled Vanderbilt team came
up from the South October 4 to hand In one of the greatest exhibitions of
Total Points: Minnesota 126, Oppon-
}1innesota a decisive 33 to 7 beating. courage and defensive play ever seen
ents, 81.
on the gridiron, Minnesota held Stan-
• N early everyone of the frequent Go-
pher misplays gave the visitors a score. ford scoreless October 11. Before the
game, the Coast team had been a top-
Minnesota 48, South Dakota Moreover, the Minnesota ends did not
charge and rush the Commodore pass- heavy favorite. In view of their play-
State d ing against Vanderbilt the week before,
er, Parker, who pegged the ball with
One of Minnesota's lightest teams unusual accuracy to a waiting receiver. the Gophers' showing was especially
swamped South Dakota State, 4S to 0, Little Johnny Askew, Vandy flash, also noteworthy.
in the first game of the season Sep- made the Gopher defense look bad by Time and again Stanford used de-
tember 27. Leading the scoring spree tearing off several long runs. ceptive plays to take them near the
was Ken MacDougall, diminutive back. Minnesota scored on the first play goal line but could not score. On
"The Scampering Scot" repeatedly of the game when Manders passed four occasions during the first half,
thrilled the 20,000 fans by his long successfully to Hass. Riehsen kicked the Cardinals were within striking dis-
runs. goal. This lead was short lived. tance .
56 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

far. tl lf' Big Ten co-champion s with
lVlichigan, invaded ::VIemorial stadium
November 1. Coach Dick Hanley's
Wildcats treated the Gopher Home-
coming crowd to a splendid exhibition
of play.
On this Purple team were many
stars. They included Baker a t end,
Marvil and Riley at thc tackles,
'Voodworth at guard, Lee Hanley at
quarterback, and "Pug" Rentner and
Clarence Munn, Captain in 1931, Bernie Bierman, and Walter Hass, "Reb" Russell, both capable fullbacks.
The younger brother of the visitors'
Captain in 1932 coach ran the team in faultless style .
:Minnesota , although outclassed, had
some players whose work merits praise.
"Peewee" MacDougall scored his
The high point of the game came in Teeter for Stein. Berry for Boland , team's only touchdown after a sensa-
the fourth quarter. Rothert heaved W. Hass for MacDougall. Riebeth for tional 51-yard run through the entire
a forward pass to Neill , left end, who Swartz, Appmann for Ri ehsen, Somers Pmple eleven. ;\fIUlm's punting wa s
then tossed a lateral to Moffatt on the for Leksell . uniformly good. lVIanders made many
Minnesota 3D-yard line. With a clear gains through the Wildcats' line.
field before him, he flew down the side-
lines toward the goal but Walter Hass
• What hurt the Gophers' cause more
than anything else was the poor work
overtook him and forced him out of Minnesota 6, Indiana 0 by the would-be pass receivers. Lek-
bounds on the 8-yard line. sell, Somers, and lVIunn all heaved per-
lVIinnesota scored a rather hollo,," G fect throws which were dropped.
On the first play, Rothert made six to 0 victory over Indiana at the sta- The turning point of the game came
yards. Wilson failed to gain through dium October 18. The Gophers had in the second quarter when officials
center . Rothert took the ball within several other chances to score but ruled that a :Minnesota man was off-
inches of the goal line. Rothert made lacked the punch. side on a play in which Swartz had
another attempt to score when he dived Clint Riebeth made the touchdown intercepted a pass. Then began an
over the line, only to be grabbed in late in the first quarter when he shot aerial attack by the Purple. A long
mid-air and thrown back. at the Indiana left tackle, reversed , and pass. Rentner to Baker. netted them a
In the last minute of play, Coach got through the right side of the touchdown. Their second was soon
Glenn Warner sent in Grey to make a Hoosiers' line for 32 yards and a forthcoming on a well executed triple
field goal. Minnesota hurried the kick score. Previously, Minnesota had pass. Rentner to Baker to Hanley.
and it went wide. reached the Indiana 5-yard line, only Minnesota began with a rush in the
Another bit of defensive work that to lose the ball on a fumble. second half, as though it might score,
saved the Crisler team carne late in Near. the end of the game, Riebeth when Manders repeatedly cracked the
the first half. Stanford had the ball intercepted a pass and raced 35 yards line for gains. The march of the Go-
on Minnesota's 7-yard line. On fourth along the sidelines and over the goal phers deep into Purple territory was
down, Rothert passed to Hillman and line. However, officials ruled that he due almost entirely to his efforts alone.
Stein batted the ball high into the air. had stepped outside on the 16-yard Northwestern's defense stiffened, how-
As it was about to settle into the arms lin e and called the play back to that ever, to prevent a touchdown for the
of anot her Stanford man, N[acDougaIl point. third quarter.
knocked it out of bounds. Minnesota's line played well. What Following this Gopher threat, Rus-
Much of the credit for lVIinnesota's hampered the offense was the lack of sell replaced Rentner at fullback.
sterling line play in resisting the Car- satisfactory blocking by the backs. Northwestern then put on a sustained
dinals was due Dr. Albert Boles (Boles lVIunn's punting kept Indiana at bay drive which wound up with Russell 's
Rosenthal), captain and center of the most of the time, going over for his team's third touch-
1914 team. Dr. B oles, having since The Minnesota lineup against Indi- down. Weakened by the steady pound-
been line coach at the University of ana was: Ohlsen, left end; Wells, left ing received, the Gopher line yielded a
California at Berkeley, was familiar tackle; Riehsen, left guard; Teeter, fourth score which Woodworth made.
with the Stanford style of play. He center; lVIunn, right guard; Berry, right l\1:innesota's sole score came through
had scouted Warner's team carefully tackle; Krezowski, right end; W. Hass, one of the prettiest plays of the after-
and directed the freshmen in their use quarterback; Swartz, left half; Riebeth, noon. :Manders received the ball from
of his plays during the week of prac- right half; Manders, fullback. Sub- center, feinted into the line, and as
tice before the game. stitutes were: Appmann for Riehsen, he was about to be tackled , passed to
Minnesota lined up against Stanford Brockmeyer for W. Hass, MacDougall MacDougall who had hurried out to
as follows: Ohlsen, left end; Boland, for Riebeth, Leksell for Manders, Kirk the sidelines. "Mac" did not have a
for Swartz, Boland for Wells, Brownell clear field here, so he cut back to the
left tackle; Riehsen, left guard; Stein,
for MacDougall, Manders for Leksell, center, and after dodging six men in
center; Munn, right guard; Berry, right
Stein for Alvin Teeter, W. Hass for his path , he finally got away for a
tackle; Krezowski, right end; Brock-
Teeter, Riebeth for Brownell, Swart?; touchdown. A few minutes later, he
meyer, quarterback; Swartz, left half;
fa t Kirk, Wells for Boland , Anderson thrilled the crowd again when he re-
Leksell, right half; Manders, fullback.
Substitutions made were: MacDougall for Ohlsen. turned a punt from his 31-yard line to
the Northwestern 37.
for Brockmeyer, Wells for Berry, Dill-
ner for Ohlsen, Appmann for Riehsen, • Minnesota used the following line-
J. Hass for Swartz, Somers for Mac- up: Nelson, left end; Boland, left
Northwestern 27, Minnesota 6 tackle; Riehsen, left guard; Stein, cen-
Dougall, Riehsen for Appmann, Brock-
meyer for Somers, Swartz for 'V. Hass, Northwestern's greatest football ter; lVIunn, right guard; Berry, right
MacDougall for Brockmeyer, Alvin team ever seen in l\1inneapolis thus tackle; Krezowski, right end; Brock-
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 57

meyer, quarterback; Swarbl, left half; line. Here the Gophers braced and the Badgers win from the l\laroon and
Riebeth, right half; Leksell, fullback. held their opponents to three yards in Gold for the first time since 1922 by
Substitutions: Appmann at left guard, four downs. a score of 14 to O.
Teeter at center, Wells and Gross at Later, aided by Munn's fine punting, The defeat in itself was not so dis-
Tight tackle, Hoefler at right end, Minnesota forced Michigan back. A appointing to Minnesotans as the sad
Somers at quarterback, MacDougall slippery field hampered Riebeth and exhibition of play , by the Gophers.
at right half, Manders at fullback . MacDougall, both of them normally They appeared dull and pepless against
good open field runners. a team only mediocre at best. In
• In the fourth quarter, Nlinnesota
carried the ball from its 30-yard line
justice to the victors, however, it must
be stated that their line outplayed the
to Michigan's 10. The powerful drives Gophers' by a wide margin in the first
Minnesota 59, South Dakota 0 of Brockmeyer and the passing of Lek- half. Time and again, the Badger for-
In the last home game 'of the season, sell were factors in this 60-yard march. wards broke through. Milo Lubrato-
JYlinnesota ran roughshod over South Crisler's men were again in scoring vich, giant Cardinal tackle, was "the
Dakota, 59 to 0, on November 8. The position when Dillner blocked a Michi- fifth Irian in the Minnesota backfield."
Gophers scored nine touchdowns gan punt on the 'M aize and Blue's 'Visconsin scored first in the second
against the Coyotes . 28-yard line. Time was too short, quarter when Captain Gantenbein took
Munn showed his versatility by his however. In the closing minutes, Lek- Lusby's 20-yard pass and ran another
highly satisfactory running, punting, sell shot a pretty pass to Hass, but the 25 for a touchdown. The second
and passing. Twice he reeled off neat ball went by his finger tips when a touchdown came in the third period.
gains when he calTied the ball from Michigan defending back deflected it. A pass had put the ball on Minnesota's
punt formation. The most glaring weakness in l\1:in- I-yard line and two line plays took it
Leksell and Riebeth proved to be nesota's play was failure to get down over.
consistent gainers. :Mandel's' line under punts fast enough. This fau lt The greater part of the game was
crashing was another feature. Others was largely responsible for \Vheeler's played in mid-field. The Gophers
worthy of note were Captain Brock- touchdown. never seriously threatened to score.
meyer, Arsenault, Somers, and the Hass An indication of how much l\1:inne- MacDougall had the best ball carrying
brothers . sota outplayed :Michigan in the second record with 45 yards in six tries.
As was to be expected, Coach Crisler half is the fact that the Gophers made
The Minnesota lineup against Wis-
used many substitutes. His starting 10 first downs to their opponents' none.
consin was: Nelson, left end; Boland,
lineup was: Nelson, left end; Boland, In this game, Minnesota completed
left tackle; Appmann, left guard; Stein,
left tackle; Appmann, left guard; Stein, four passes for 31 yards and Michigan
center; Munn, right guard; Berry, right
center; JYlunn, right guard; Berry, right two for 48.
Brockmeyer played his best game tackle; Hoefler, right end; Brockmeyer,
tackle; Hoefler, right end; Brockmeyer,
quarterback; Riebeth, left half; W.
quarterback; W. Hass, left half; of the season when he made 92 yards
in 19 plays. This included several first Hass, right half; LekselI, fullback. Sub-
Brownell, right half; Manders, fullback.
downs by him. Manders, powerful and stitutes were: Krezowski for Hoefler,
MacDougall for Riebeth, Manders for
• speedy fullback, was good for 58 yards
in 10 attempts. Riebeth's eight netted Leksell, Wells for Boland, Swartz for
Hass, Riebeth for MacDougall, Hoefler
him 27 yards. MacDougall averaged
Michigan 7, Minnesota 0 nearly five yards when he took the for Krezowski, Hass for Swartz, Swartz
ball six times for a total of 28. for Hass, Riehsen for Appmann, Somer~
An absolute underdog before the for Brockmeyer, MacDougall for Rie-
game, Minnesota played inspired foot- The Minnesota starting lineup
against Michigan was: Nelson, left end; beth, Krezowski for Hoefler,
ball against Michigan at Ann Arbor
November ] 5 before bO\\'ing to Boland, left tackle; Appmann, left
the Maize and Blue, 7 to O. The Go- guard; Stein, center; Munn, right
phers made 11 first downs to the guard; Berry, right tackle; Krezowski,
'Volverines' seven . Once it found it- right end; Brockmeyer, quarterback;
self, the Minnesota line showed marked Brownell, left half; MacDougall, right Season of 1931
superiority over the Michigan forwards. half; Manders, fullback. Substitutions
Off to a bad start, Crisler's men were: Anderson for Nelson, Wells for
were in a hole early in the first quarter
when a fumble lost them the ball on
Boland, Hoefler for Krezowski, Leksell
for Manders, Dillner for Hoefler, W .
T HE 1931 football record of Minne-
sota affords a good example of how
their ~H-yard line. Newman, Michigan Hass for Brockmeyer, Swartz for a school and a coach can come back.
quarterback, threw two passes, both Brownell, Riebeth for MacDougall , After the disappointing season of the
completed but with the receivers too lVfandel's for Leksell , Brockmeyer for year before, there were many who be-
well covered to gain much. After the W. Hass, Nelson for Anderson, Boland lieved that football fortunes here would
opening period, the Gophers stopped for Wells, Krezowski for Hoefler, W. be at a low ebb for the next few sea-
their opponents' aerial attack. Hass for Swartz, MacDougall for Rie- sons. In fact, after the opening games
Minnesota was hard pressed again in beth, Leksell for Manders, Dennerly of 1931 against the North Dakota Ag-
this period when the old "83" play and for Appmann , Dillner for Nelson. gies and Ripon, it was stated in a news
a pass put the ball on the Gophers' dispatch that Minnesota would be un-
2-yard linc. Appmann then broke
through to recover a Michigan fumble.
• likely to worry its Big Ten opponents.
How erroneous this impression was is
Standing deep in the end zone, Munn seen by the Gophers' subsequent show-
Wisconsin 14, Minnesota 0 ings against Wisconsin, Northwestern,
kicked to Wheeler on Minnesota's 45-
yard line and the Michigan halfback After JYlinnesota's great showing and Ohio State.
returned the punt for a touchdown. against Michigan, many believed that Fritz Crisler's second Maroon and
Goal was kicked. the Gophers had at last found them- Gold team won three out of five con-
Once again the Maroon and Gold selves and might end the season with ference games to finish the season in
had its back to the wall when Munn's a victory over Wisconsin. Accordingly, fifth place. Like the team of 1928,
punt was blocked and recovered by the some 5,000 journeyed to Madison for l\'linnesota won all of its contests at
'Volverines on the Minnesota 18-yard the game November 22, only to see Memorial stadium.
58 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Perhaps the highlight of the sea- over Ripon. These two ball carriers 10-yard line, the former slipped
son was the final victory- scored against were aided by Burdick's blocking. through left guard to score .
Ohio State, 19 to 7. This was one of The lineup used against North Da- Rain slowed up play in the second
the charity games added to the original kota State was: Robinson, left end; half which was scoreless.
Big Ten schedule. Against the Buck- Wells, left tackle; Munn, left guard; Somers and MacDougall starred on
eyes, the Gophers played inspired foot- Stein, center: Riehsen, right guard; Bo- the defense, both being hard to stop.
ball. land, right tackle; Teeter, right end: Somers also kicked and passed well.
A month earlier, Minnesota had Somers, quarterback; Swartz, left half; Minnesota used the following lineup
thrilled its Homecoming crowd by up- W . Hass, right half; Manders, fullback . against the Oklahoma Aggies: Robin-
setting the favored Wisconsin team, 14 Substitutes were : Dennerly for Rieh- son, left end; Wells, left tackle; Munn,
to O. This was the identical score by sen, MacDougall for Somers, Griffin left guard; Oen, center; Dennerly, right
which the Badgers had triumphed at for Swartz, Somers for MacDougall, guard; Boland, right tackle; Teeter,
Madison in 1930. Riehsen for Dennerly, Swartz for Grif- right end; Somers, quarterback; Bur-
Too much credit for the successful fin, Dennerly for Riehsen, Dillner for dick, left half; W. Hass, right half;
season cannot be given Captain Robinson, Ohlsen for Teeter, Gay for Manders fullback. Substitutes were
Clarence Munn, All-American guard Wells, Hribar for Manders, UbI for UbI for W. Hass, MacDougall for
and Winner of the Chicago Tribune Somers, Oen for Stein, Griffin for Somers, Nelson for Robinson, Swartz
trophy for being voted the Big Ten Swartz, J. Hass for W . Hass, Kroll for for Burdick, Riehsen for Dennerly ,
player most valuable to his team. Boland. Anderson for Teeter, Kroll for Boland,
Munn at all times proved himself to The lineup used against Ripon was: Gay for Wells, Stein for Oen, Somers
be a great leader as well as a versatile Dillner, left end; Gay, left tackle; Har- for MacDougall, J. Hass for UbI, Koski
performer on the gridiron. pole, left guard; Oen, Center; Dennerly, for Riehsen, Teeter for Anderson, Wells
After Bernie Bierman arrived to suc- right guard; Kroll, right tackle; Ohlsen, for Gay, Boland for Kroll, Dennerly
ceed Crisler as head football coach, it right end; UbI, quarterback; Griffin, for Koski, Oen for Stein, MacDougall
was hoped that Fritz would remain as left half; J. Hass, right half: Hribar, for Somers, Robinson for Nelson, Grif-
athletic director. However, the latter fullback. Substitutes were: Krezowski fin for Swartz, UbI for J. Hass, Jant-
found an offer by Princeton too attrac- for Dillner, McPartlin for Hribar, Tee- zen for Dennerly, Champlin for Mac-
tive to refuse and became head foot- ter for Ohlsen, MacDougall for UbI, Dougall.
ball coach at the Eastern university. Willis for Griffin, Champlin for Mac-
Schedule and Scores
Dougall, Jantzen for Dennerly, Green-
berg for Oen, Ohde for Teeter, Koski •
September 26-Minnesota 13, North for Harpole, Willahan for Gay, Kakela
Stanford 13, Minnesota 0
Dakota State 7, at Minneapolis for Kroll, Dillner for Krezowski, Kre-
September 26-Minnesota 30, Ripon 0 7.Owski for Dillner. Minnesota's first football team to
October 3-Minnesota 20, Oklahoma play on the Coast met Stanford in a
Aggies 0, at Minneapolis
October 10-Minnesota 0, Stanford IS, • return game at Palo Alto October 10,
the Cardinals winning, 13 to O. Both
at Palo Alto of their touchdowns were made in the
October 17-0pen, Date
Minnesota 20, Oklahoma Aggies 0 last quarter.
October 24-Minnesota 34, Iowa 0, Against the Oklahoma Aggies Octo- For three periods, the Gophers held
at Minneapolis ber 3, Minnesota showed marked im- their own with ' Varner's men. Then the
October 31-Minnesota 14, Wisconsin provement over their previous play greater reserve strength of Stanford
0, at Minneapolis and turned back the Southwesterners, told. The midsummer climate was
November 7-Minnesota 14, North- 20 to O. The Aggies, one of the best another factor in the defeat.
western 32, at Evanston teams ~n their section, made a serious Trouble began late in the third peri-
November 14-Minnesota 47, Cornell bid for a score when they reached the od when Somers, after catching a
7, at Minneapolis Gopher 4-yard line once. A misfortune punt on his 15-yard line, was tackled
November 21-Minnesota 0, Michigan of the victory was Burdick's injury. so hard on the 21 that he fumbled,
6, at Ann Arbor The "break" played a part in Minne- Hand, Stanford tackle, recovering. The
November 28-Minnesota 19, Ohio sota's touchdowns. Soon after the Cardinals then opened up . On the first
State 7, at Minneapolis kickoff, the Gophers recovered a fum- play of the final quarter, Caddel got
Total points: Minnesota 191, Op- ble within striking distance. Somers loose for a touchdown. .
ponents 72 then advanced 10 yards to the Aggies' Stanford received the kickoff and
2-yard line. H e scored on the next soon reached the :Minnesota 9-yard line
• play, Manders kicking goal.
A few minutes later, Al Teeter, down
by successful passes. From that point,
Moffatt went over for his team's second
Minnesota 13, North Dakota under one of }\!(unn's long punts. score.
State 7 picked up another fumble . Somers' Some 1,500 Minnesotans saw their
pass to Teeter was intercepted . Un- men playa brilliant defensive game in
Minnesota 30, Ripon 0 the first half, the ball being in Stan-
able to gain, the visitors kicked to
For the first time in years, Minne- Somers in mid-field. A long pass, ford territory. The second half began
sota opened the football season with a Somers to Teeter, was incomplete but well when Pete Somers returned the
doubleheader on September 26 at the the ball went to Minnesota on their kickoff from his 14-yard line to the
stadium. The two opponents, North opponents' Vi-yard line because of in- Cardinals' 47. Held here, the Gopher
Dakota State and Ripon , were defeat- terference . On fourth down, Somers quarterback punted to the 10-yard line,
ed, 13 to 7 and 30 to 0 respectively. passed to UbI who caught the ball Oen grounding the ball.
Robinson and Somers scored touch- four yards from the goal line and ran Manders' line smashing was the most
downs against the Bison in the first over for a touchdown . Manders again impressive ball toting done by the
game. Their pass combination with kicked goal. Maroon and Gold backs . Jack gained
Robinson's receiving featured the play. Early in the second quarter, Nelson 44 yards in 13 plays. Munn's kick-
In the second contest, Ken Mac- recovered a fumble on the Aggies' 28- ing and Somers' passing were also cred-
Dougall and George Champlin helped yard line. After MacDougall and itable.
the reserves roll up a deci sive count Manders had carried the ball to the Munn and Koski flanked Oen to
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 59

make the center of Minnesota's line distanced Schneller. He added the
especially strong during the first half. extra point by placement.
Boland and Wells also starred on the In the second period, Gay recovered
defense. Coach Crisler used the follow- a Badger fumble on Wisconsin's 35-
ing lineup: Robinson, left end; Wells, yard line. Manders made four yards
left tackle; Munn, left guard; Oen, cen- and MacDougall failed to gain on two
ter; Koski, right guard; Boland, right tries. On fourth down, Munn was
tackle; Teeter, right end; Somers, quar- called back, Manders replacing him in
terback; UbI, left half; W. Hass, right the line. The pass from center went
half; Manders, fullback. Substitutes to UbI who faded back 10 yards and
were: MacDougall for Somers, Den- passed to Brad Robinson on the 15-
nerly for Koski, Somers for MacDoug- yard line. Just as Robinson was about
all, Gay for Wells, J. Hass for W. Hass, to be tackled, he sent a lateral to
Hribar for Manders, MacDougall for Munn, racing down the sidelines.
Somers, Nelson for Robinson, Jantzen Munn took the pass and continued on
for Dennerly, Harpole for Munn, Dill- over the line. Manders again place-
ner for Teeter. kicked goal.
The aroused Badgers came back
"FRITZ" CRISLER
• Minnesota coach and athletic direc-
strong in the second half. Three times
they were within Minnesota's 12-yard
tor from 1930 to 1932. Crisler is now line and twice only five yards from
Minnesota 34, Iowa 0 a score. The Gophers displayed a re-
head coach at Princeton University. markable defense to keep their goal line
Back in the Big Ten after a year's
suspension, Iowa appeared at Memorial uncrossed. A final scoring attempt by
stadium for the first time since 1927. Wisconsin was a pass which Champlin
The Hawkeyes, fairly well drilled but knocked down.
rather inexperienced, bowed to Crisler's Clarence Munn was the star of the
team, 24 to O. MacDougall was the day. Minnesota's versatile captain not
individual star of the game, his most only did all that could be expected of
sensational run being an 88-yard re- tackle; Munn, left guard; Oen, center; a great guard but also starred in the
turn of the second half kickoff for a Koski, right guard; Boland, right backfield by his passing, punting, and
touchdown. tackle; Teeter, right end; Somers, ball carrying. Four plunges into the
Manders continued his fine work of quarterback; Swartz, left half; W. Hass, center of Wisconsin's line netted him
the Stanford game . Well executed right half; Manders, fullback. Substi- 16 yards. His touchdown was the first
"spinner" plays resulted in neat gains tutes were: MacDougall for Somers, scored by him in a Big Ten game.
by him. In all, Jack carried the ball UbI for Swartz, Dennerly for Koski, Pete Somers ran the team well at
for 67 yards in 17 attempts . Gay for Wells, Anderson for Teeter, quarterback. My UbI proved himself
The forward-lateral passing combina- Stein for Oen, Nelson for Robinson, to be a capable blocker and passer.
tion of UbI to Robinson to MacDoug- Kroll for Boland, Champlin for Mac- Both men, as well as MacDougall, re-
all was likewise effective. Minnesota Dougall, Jantzen for Dennerly, J. Hass turned kicks well.
completed six out of nine aerial plays. for W. Hass, Robinson for Nelson, Oen Wisconsin was unable to stop Man-
UbI and MacDougall entered the for Stein, Koski for Jantzen, Teeter for ders, the Gopher fullback making a
game when it was Minnesota's ball on Anderson, Boland for Kroll, MacDoug- total of 86 yards or an average of over
Iowa's 47 yard line. Six plays later, all for Champlin, W. Hass for J. Hass, seven in 12 plays.
the Gophers had a touchdown when Champlin for MacDougall, J. Hass Minnesota used the following lineup:
MacDougall crossed the line after a for W. Hass, Anderson for Teeter, Robinson, left end; Gay, left tackle;
13-yard run. Nelson for Robinson, Stein for Oen, Munn, left guard; Stein, center; Koski,
The second score came after the Go- Gri.ffin for UbI, Kroll for Boland , Har- right guard; Boland, right tackle; Tee-
phers had pounded their way deep into pole for Munn, Dillner for Nelson . ter, right end; Somers, quarterback;
Iowa territory. Penalties hindered the UbI, left half; W. Hass, right half;
drive so that on fourth down there
were many yards to go. However, a • Manders, fullback. Substitutes were:
MacDougall for Somers, Dennerly for
long pass over the goal line, UbI to Koski, Koski for Dennerly, Somers for
Robinson , was good. Minnesota 14, Wisconsin 0 MacDougall, Dennerly for Koski,
Munn's excellent punting was giving A Homecoming crowd of 55,000 were Wells for Gay, Oen for Stein, Mac-
his team an edge. The third success- treated to a great exhibition of football Dougall for Somers, Champlin for
ful drive for a touchdown began when when Minnesota upset a favored Wis- MacDougall, Riehsen for Wells, Kroll
MacDougall returned a punt 25 yards consin team, 14 to 0, on October 31 for Riehsen, Anderson for Robinson,
to place the ball the same distance at the stadium. This victory avenged Nelson for Teeter, Swartz for Hass.
from Iowa's goal line. Manders and a defeat by the same score at Madison
MacDougall made it first down on the
15. MacDougall then tossed an under-
in 1930.
Manders and Munn made the touch- •
hand pass to Walt Hass who outran downs, both scores coming through per- Northwestern 32, Minnesota 14
the Iowans to score in the corner of fect co-ordination of team play. In
the field. the first quarter, Minnesota had the A fighting Minnesota team went
Then came MacDougall's long run ball on its 45-yard line when it elected down before Northwestern at Evan-
for the fourth touchdown. The final to try a spinner play. Walt Hass faked ston November 7 after the Gophers
scoring was done when Oen intercepted a reverse to tl]e right, spun around with had threatened to spring one of the
a pass on Iowa's 45-yard line and ran the ball and then crossed the scrim- biggest upsets that the Big Ten has
to their 5-yard marker before he was mage line over 'Vi sconsin's right tackle. ever known. The score was 32 to 14
downed. Manders then plunged over. The Gopher forwards cleared the way in favor of the Wildcats who did not
Minnesota's lineup against Iowa for him here. On his run for a touch- take the lead until the final quarter.
was: Robinson, left end; Wells, left down, Jack eluded Goldenberg and out- The Gophers were off to a fast start
60 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

when Somers took the kickoff on his :MacDougall, Krezowski for Teeter, After scoring, the vVolverines concen-
10-yard line and returned to North- Champlin for Somers, Robinson for trated on their usual defensive game.
western's 38.. A pass failed. The Nelson, Hribar for Manders, Harpole Minnesota used the following lineup:
Purple was set for another pass when for Munn, Bryce for Stein. Robinson, left end; Gay, left tackle;
lVlanders, 011 a spinner, smashed hi ~ Munn, left guard; Stein, center; Den-
way to the 17-yard line. Another spin- o nerly, right guard; Boland , right tackle;
ner gained three yards. Again .Manders Teeter, right end; Somers, quarterback;
cracked the line, this time for 15 yards UbI, left half; Hass, right half; Man-
and a touchdown. He kicked goal. Minnesota 47, Cornell 7 ders, fullback.
Northwestern could make little head- Minnesota had little trouble with Substitutes were: Wells for Gay,
way against a line which was charging Cornell college in its last non-confer- SwartJl for Hass, Koski for Dennerly,
well. ence game which was won, 47 to 7, on Dennerly for Koski, Champlin for
A penalty against Minnesota put the November 14. The second string line- Somers, Griffin for Swartz, Hass for
Gophers in a hole temporarily, the ball up started and the regulars got into Champlin, Koski for Dennerly, Kre-
being in their possession on their the game at the beginning of the third zowski for Teeter, Dillner for Robinson.
I-yard line. Munn's fin e kick sent the quarter.
ball to Northwestern's 43. Somers took
a punt on his 17 -yard line and returned
Crosby, Cornell fullback, cut over
tackle for a touchdown run of 76 yards •
to his 84 . lYlunn gained enough for a in the final period.
first down. A pass, Somers to Teeter
Minnesota 19, Ohio State 7
SwartJl and UbI, normally blocking
netted IS yards, the ball going to the backs, carried the ball well. Minnesota closed the season with
Purple's 36-yard line. l\1acDougall , 'Veils, and Oen were one of the most satisfactory victories
:Minnesota then punted over the on the sidelines beca use of injuries. ever scored at home. In a charity
goal line. Two plays later, Gay re- The following lineup began the game game, added to the original schedule,
covered a Northwestern fumble on the for Minnesota: Dillner, left end; Willa- the Gophers vanquished Ohio State,
Wildcats' 26-yard line. Manders gained han, left tackle; Harpole, left guard; 19 to 7. The Buckeyes were the only
eight yards. Somers tossed an under- Stein, center; Koski, right guard; Kroll. team to beat Michigan which finished
hand pass to Hass who was run out right tackle; Krezowski, right end; in a triple tie with Northwestern and
of bounds on the Northwestern 2-yard Champlin, quarterback; Swartz, left Purdue for first place. Before the ex-
line. Somers made one varel and l\1an- half; Griffin, right half; Hribar, full- tra contests of November 2S, the Pur-
ders another for a tou~hdown . JVlan- back. Substitutes were: Nelson for ple were headed for a clear claim to
ders again kicked goal. Dillner, Gay for Willahan, Munn for the title . They lost their final match
The Gophers threatened to score Harpole, Dennerly for Koski, Boland to Purdue, 7 to o. Michigan had de-
again. After Olson had punted out of for Kroll , Anderson for Kre:r,owski, feated Purdue earlier in the year. .
bounds on Minnesota's 15-yard line, Somers for Champlin, UbI for Swartz, The Gophers' victory over Ohio
Somers passed to Hass for 3S yards to Hass for Griffin, Manders for Hribar, State marked the third football game
put the ball in Northwestern ground. Riehsen for Munn, 'Willis for Somers, with the Scarlet and Gray. The
Sullivan then intercepted a pass. This Nelson for Dillner, Kroll for Roland, Ohioans had won, 27 to 0 in 1921 and
provcd to be the turning point of the Boyce for Gay, Krezowski for Ohlsen , Minnesota, 9 to 0 in 1922.
game. A few minutes later North- Harpole for Dennerly, Griffin for W. The Gophers were at their best in
western scored by line plays and a 15- Hass, Swartz for UbI, UbI for Willis, their final '31 game. After Somers, UbI.
yard penalty against Minnesota. The Alexa nder for Griffin, Willis for UbI, and Manders had taken the ball to
half ended with the score l4 to 7. Kakela for Harpole, Ohde for Krezow- Ohio's IS-yard line, Somers dropped
The Purple had apparently found ski , Dillner for Nelson, l\leyers for back and shot a long pass to Walter
themselves at last. Rentner took the Riehsen, Willahan for Boyce. Hass who took the ball on the 10-yard
kickoff in the second half and ran 9,5 line and ran for a touchdown.
yards for a touchdown. Goal was
missed, the Gophers still leading at the • Soon afterwards, Minnesota put on a
sustained 90-yard march for its second
end of the third quarter . touchdown . During this drive, Man-
But Minnesota had played itself
Michigan 6, Minnesota 0 ders often cracked the Ohio line for
out. The substitutes were unable to For the second straight year at Ann sizeable gains. When he was stopped,
stave off the now smooth working Pur- Arbor, Michigan turned back lYlinne- Somers would pass to Hass and Tee-
ple attack. A forward-lateral pass play, sot a by a single touchdown on Novem- ter for more yardage. Finally, with
Rentner to Fencl to Sullivan, was ber 21. The defeat was a keen disap- fourth down and eight to go on Ohio's
good for 53 yards and the touchdown pointment to Gopher followers who be- 17-yard line, UbI shot an underhand
which put, Northwestern in the lead. lieved that this would be their year to pass to Somers who got through for a
The margin was widened when Olson recapture the Jug. :Minnesota's line, score. Manders kicked goal.
intercepted UbI's pass and ran 50 yards after giving a good account of itself Ohio scored early in the second half
to score. Rentner climaxed a great in other games, was outplayed. l\10re- when Cramer, its brilliant young quar-
play when he returned a punt SO yards over, l\1ichigan's pass defense was alert. terback, crossed the line.
for the last touchdown. Bill Hewitt, a tackle converted into Midway in the fourth quarter, a
Minnesota used the following line- a fullback, scored the touchdown in the series of spinners and forward-laterals,
up against Northwestern: Robinson, first quarter when he ran around end Somers to Robinson to Munn, put the
left end; Gay, left tackle; Munn, left for 57 yards. Not content with just ball on the Buckeyes' 4-yard line.
guard; Stein, center; Koski, right that, he spoiled Minnesota's chances of Manders went over for a touchdown.
guard; Boland, right tackle; Teeter, tying or winning by overtaking Champ- Just how decisive the victory was
right end; Somers, quarterback; UbI, lin and downing him on Michigan's is shown by the following figures: l\fin-
left half; Hass, right half; Manders, 41-yard line late in the game. The nesota made 19 first downs to Ohio's
fullback. Substitutes were: Oen for lYlinnesota man had caught a punt on seven; Minnesota gained 392 yards
Stein, Dennerly for Koski, MacDoug- his ll-yard line and seemed likely to from scrimmage to Ohio's 187. The
all for Somers, Wells for Gay, Nelson return it for a touchdown when Hewitt Gophers completed nine out of 15
for Robinson, Stein for Oen, Dennerly got him. passes for a total of ll3 yards.
for Koski, Gay for Wells, Somers for Most of the play was in mid-field. In Somers and Manders, the Go-
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 61

phers hau two good ground gainers, team and at present one of his assist- Oen, center; Koski, right guard; Wells,
the former running for 108 yards in ant coaches here. right tackle; Robinson, right end; Hass
16 plays and the latter plunging for Bierman's first year at lVlinnesota (Captain), quarterback; Lund, left
130 yards in 32 plays. Manders' was not conspicuously successful in halfback; Swartz, right halfback; Prof-
plunging was mindful of Herb Joest- point of games won and lost. The fitt, fullback. Substitutes were: Dill-
ing and Nagurski. By scoring against 1932 Gophers took two and dropped ner for Papas, Larson for Proffitt,
Ohio State, he became high man in three Big Ten contests besides beat- Lundgren for Koski, Appmann for
the Big Ten. ing Nebraska. However, no opponent Lundgren, Berg for Hass, Tenner for
Somers ran the team very well. The defeated the Maroon and Gold by Robinson, Tengler for Larson, Sincock
field genera.lship displayed by him in more than a single touchdown. Michi- for Dillner, Champlin for Swartz, Hass
his last conference game brought him gan's margin of victory was only a for Berg, Robinson for Tenner, Swart'l
much merited praise . field goal. for Champlin, Proffitt for Tengler,
As usual, Captain :Munn showed The bright spot of the season was Berg for Hass, Papas for Dillner, Man-
himself valuable both in the line and the victory over Northwestern on ders for Proffitt, Champlin for Lund,
the backfield. He not only cleared Homecoming Day. Dillner for Papas, Dennerly for App-
the way for Manders but also did some mann, Tenner for Robinson, Gerischer
ground gaining himself. Five plays Schedules and Scores for Gay, Meyers for Bruhn, Hass for
netted him 25 yards. His punting left Berg, Tengler for lVIanders, Ohde for
nothing to be desired. October I-Minnesota 12, South Da- Robinson, Haiden for Oen, Harge-
The whole line performeu well. Bo- kota State 0, at Minneapolis sheimer for S\mrtz. .
land and Wells at tackle, Robinson and October 8-Minnesota 0, Purdue 7,
Teeter at end, and Stein at center were
dependable.
at Minneapolis
October 1.5-Minnesota 7, Nebraska 6. •
The lineup: Robinson, left end; at Minneapolis
Wells, left tackle; Munn, left guard; October 22-Minnesota 21, Iowa 6, at Purdue 7, Minnesota 0
Stein, center; Denneriy, right guard; Iowa City Purdue and :iVIinnesota met for the
Boland , right tackle, Teeter, right end; October 29-lVlinnesota 7, Northwest- first time in fOllr years, the Boiler-
Somers, quarterback; Ubi, left half; ern 0, at Minneapolis makers avenging the 1928 defeat when
Hass, right half; Manders, fullback. November 5-Minnesota 26, Missis- they triumphed over the Gophers by
Substitutes: Koski for Denneriy, Oen
for Stein, Anderson for Teeter, Dillner
sippi 0, at Minneapolis
Kovember 12-Minnesota 13, vViscoll-
°
a 7 to score on October 8 at the sta-
dium. The visitors were one of the
for Robinson, Gay for Wells, Stein for sin 20, at Madison Iwst teams to play here in 1932.
Oen, Teeter for Anderson, Wells for ~ovember 19-Minnesota 0, :Michigan Noble Kizer's men started off with a
Gay, Robinson for Dillner, Dennerly 3, at Minneapolis . rush as though they would score sev-
for Koski, Nelson for Robinson. Total Points: Minnesota 86, Oppo- eral touchdowns before the game was
nents cl,2 over. Only Lund's kicking and great
defensive play by the Minnesota back-

Season of 1932 • field kept them from doing so in the
first half. Jimmie Carter scored the
touchdown and Pal'donner kicked goal
Minnesota 12, South Dakota in the second period.
State 0 The last two quarters were a dif-
After Bernie Bierman became head ferent story. Nlinnesota carried thc
football coach at Minnesota and }<'ritz The opening day crowd saw lVIinne-
ball to its opponents' 3-yard line and
Crisler accepted the offer to direct the sota eke out a 12 to () victory over failed by inches to make a necessary
gridiron sport at Princeton, Frank South Dakota State on October 1. £irst down. In this nearly successful
McCormick succeeded the latter as di- The Gophers' play was rather ragged. drive, lVIanders and Lund were passing
rector of the department of athletics. Francis ("Pug") Lund, sophomorc to Griffin, Hass, and Robinson.
Bierman, who was graduated from halfback, performed the most satisfac- Against a team of Purdue's calibre,
Minnesota in 1916, is the first alumnus torily for the Maroon and Gold. :YIinnesota must be said to have made a
to coach football here since William He scored his team's first touchdown
highly creditable showing. Lund's
Leary and John Harrison were in in the second quarter after his pass to punting compared favorably with that
charge of the 1899 team. One of the Robinson had put the ball on the of iVloss. One of the Gophers' kicks,
hardest driving backs whom the late . Jackrabbits' 10-yard line. Lund then good for 50 yards, went out of bounds
Dr. H. L. Williams ever had, Bernie went through right tackle for three a foot inside of the goal line.
captained the 1915 Big Ten title win- yards. On the next play, he circled left Jerry Griffin did well at quarterback.
ners. end to score.
Captain Walt Hass proved himself to
Before he returned to his alma lVlanders' entrance into the game in be a good ground gainer and pass
mater, he spent five seasons as coach the fourth quarter improved the ap- receiver in the second half.
at Tulane university, New Orleans. pearance of the whole team. Not only The lineup against Purdue was:
Once he established his system of play did his thrusts at the line bring first Tenner, left end; Gay, left tackle;
at the Southern school, his teams there downs but his blocking cleared the way Bruhn, left guard; Oen, center; Koski,
were unusually successful. His 1929 and for the other Gopher backs. He aid- right guard; Wells, right tackle; Rob-
1931 entries had clear claims to South- ed Swartz materially when the latter inson, right end; Griffin, quarterback;
ern conference championship while that ran 37 yards for the second touchdown. Lund, left half; Hass, right half; Man-
of 1930 tied Alabama for the top. Swartz, one of the fastest men on the ders, fullback. Substitutes: Papas for
The 1931 team was especially strong. team, did some good ball carrying dur- Tenner, Appmann for Koski, Tenner
That year the Green Wave won II ing his stay in the game. In 12 plays, for Papas, Dillner for Tenner, Tenner
consecutive games, losing to Southern he averaged eight yards. Besides his for Dillner, Koski for Appmann,
California in · the Tournament of Roses long run for a touchdown, he got Swartz for Griffin, Appmann for Koski,
game at Pasadena. When he came away for 24 yards earlier in the game. Champlin for Swartz, Lundgren for
North, he brought with him Lowell The lineup was: Papas, left end; Bruhn, Larson for Robinson, Burg for
("Red") Dawson, quarterback on that Gay, left · tackle; Bruhn, left guard; Hass.
62 THE GOLDEN GOPHERS

Minnesot~ 7, Nebraska 6 han for Wells, Tengler for Manders,
Tenner for Larson, Nold for Oen, Ron-
The Nebraska Cornhuskers, 1931 Big ning for Papas.
Six champions, came to Minneapolis
October 15 and very nearly succeeded
in adding the Gophers to their list of
victims. Minnesota was the victor, 7

to 6. Minnesota 7, Northwestern 0
Two good passes enabled the Ne- The 1932 Homecoming turned out to
braskans to score wi thin the first ten be a happy one for the returning Go-
minutes of play. The first put thp pher alumni who saw their team beat
ball on the 5-yard line. The second, Northwestern, 7 to 0, on October 29. At
over the goal line, was completed. no other time during the season did
Goal was missed. Minnesota playas well as in this vic-
With the second quarter two-thirds tory over the Purple.
over, Minnesota got a "break" when a "Pug" Rentner, All-American in
Cornhusker punt into the wind came 1931, who had run wild in the second
almost straight down and then bounced half at Evanston, was effectively
back for a loss of four yards. It was stopped. Most of his long passes were
the Gophers' ball on Nebraska's 30- incomplete.
yard line. On third down, Lund passed Later in the second quarter a pretty
to Robinson on the 20. As he was pass to Larson who ran for an ap-
about to be tackled, Robinson flipped parent touchdown was nullified when
a lateral to Manders who took the ball FRANK McCO RMICK the officials ruled that a Minnesota
to score. Manders then kicked goal man was offside on the play. The
to put his team ahead. Di rec to r of At hletics
half was scoreless.
Minnesota threatened in the second In the third quarter, Bierman's men
half, only to have its efforts spoiled by twice threatened to cross the Wildcats'
its own fumbles and a sometimes stub- goal line but lacked the needed punch .
born Nebraska defense. The Gophers' But the Gophers were not to be
pass attack failed to function as it had denied. In the fourth period, they had
against Purdue. After Manders had failed to gain, the ball on their opponents' 18-yard
Bruhn, Appmann, and Oen were the Lund passed to Robinson who caught line. On fourth down, Lund hurled a
line stars. the ball on the 6-yard line and ran for pass which Bob Tenner caught over
The lineup against Nebraska was: a touchdown. Manders kicked goal. the goal line. Jack Manders kicked
Tenner, left end; Gay, left tackle; Robinson scored another touchdown goal.
Bruhn, left guard; Oen, center; App- and Manders one later in the game to N ear the end of the game, Rentner
mann, right guard; Wells, right tackle; give Minnesota a safe lead. Each fumbled on his 10-yard line, Minne-
Robinson, right end; Griffin, quarter- time, Manders added the extra point. sota recovering. Manders made five
back; Lund, left half; Hass, right half; Iowa fans had a chance to cheer late yards on the next play, as the gun
Manders, fullback. Substitutes were: in the fourth period when Schammel in- went off.
Swartz for Griffin, Griffin for Hass, tercepted a pass on his 34-yard line The Gophers made 12 first downs to
Koski for Appmann, Champlin for and ran to Minnesota's 5-yard marker the Purple's four. Moreover, the vic-
Swartz, Hass for Champlin, Griffin for before he was downed. Page then tors gained a total of 330 yards to
Swartz, Swartz for Griffin, Tengler for scored Iowa's lone touchdown. their opponents' 96.
Manders, Larson for Robinson, Man- Against Iowa, Minnesota blocked Manders and Lund did the bulk of
ders for Tengler, Dennerly for Bruhn, well to show an improvement over its their team's ground gaining, Jack
Griffin for Swartz. play in the Nebraska game. More- plunging 101 yards in 21 plays and
over, the pass attack was more effec- "Pug" 145 in 28. The halfback flash
• tive, seven out of 12 being good .
Minnesota gained 338 yards to
included a long run of 40 yards.
Brad Robinson, Tenner, and Larson
Minnesota 21, Iowa 6 Iowa's . 68 and made 14 first downs' all played strong games at end as did
to the other's two. Roy Oen at center. The entire Maroon
Minnesota's first Big Ten victory of Lund's 115 yards gained in 17 plays and Gold line gave a good account of
the season was forthcoming at Iowa included a 40-yard run in the second itself, the Purple backs having little
City October 22 when the Gophers de- half. Manders plunged for 81 yards success in their running game.
feated the Hawkeyes, 21 to 6. Bier- in 21 tries. Proffitt netted 51 yards As Captain Hass was unable to play
man's men were clearly superior to in six plays. because of an injury, Manders was act-
their opponents. Minnesota's lineup against Iowa was: ing leader. Both Proffitt and Swartz
The first touchdown drive began in Larson, left end; Gay, left tackle; performed creditably at right halfback.
the second quarter with Teyro's poor Bruhn, left guard; Oen center; App- Minnesota used the following line-
kick going outside on the Iowa 38- mann, right guard; Wells, right tackle; up against Northwestern: Larson, left
yard line. Though Proffitt then lost Robinson, right end; Griffin, quarter- end; Gay, left tackle; Bruhn, left
the ball on a fumble, Oen intercepted back, Lund, left half, Proffitt, right guard; Oen, center; Appmann, right
Teyro's pass and returned to the half; Manders fullback. Substitutes: guard; Wells, right tackle; Robinson,
Hawks' 36. Proffitt then slanted off Bengtson for Gay, Hass for Proffitt, right end; Griffin, quarterback; Lund, '
right tackle for 10 yards. Manders Dillner for Robinson, Gay for Bengt- left half; Proffitt, right half; Manders,
went through guard for four. Lund son, Koski for Appmann, Burg for fullback. Substitutes were Koski for
made two on a cutback. He added Griffin, Tenner for Larson, Robinson Appmann, Appmann for Koski, Swartz
three more through left tackle, only to for Dillner, Appmann for Koski, Grif- for Proffitt, Tenner for Larson, Den-
see the ball set back on a 5-yard fin for Burg, Larson for Tenner, Swartz nerly for Bruhn, Burg for Griffin, Prof-
penalty. It now rested on the Iowa for Proffitt, Bengtson for Gay, Burg fitt for Swartz, Bruhn for Dennerly,
~5-yard line. for Griffin, Papas for Robinson, WiUa- Koski for Appmann, Hribar for Burg,
THE GOLDEN GOPHERS 63

Bengtson for Gay, Swartz for Proffitt, handed the Gophers a surprise at Madi- ter was poor, Lund having to pick up
Griffin for Hribar, Gay for Bengtson. son November 1~ when his Badgers the ball and run with it. He was
triumphed, ~o to 13. Up to the last downed on the 43-yard line. From
• minute of play, it seemed as though this point, Wisconsin scored on three
Minnesota 26, Mississippi ° this game would end in a tie.
"Mickey" McGuire was the hero of
the occasion, his three touchdowns
consecutive passes. Goal was made.
Injuries to Oen, Manders, and Lund
weakened Minnesota's offense. De-
Minnesota defeated Mississippi ~6 to
0, in the last non-conference game of bringing back the bacon trophy to the fensively, Hass and Wells played
the year November 5. It was the first Badgers. On the opening kickoff, this strong games. •
time that this Southern team appeared fleet Irish-Hawaiian ran 88 yards for Each team made nine first downs,
on the Gophers' gridiron card. a score. He counted again late in the Minnesota gained ~36 yards to Wiscon-
Against relatively little opposition, period on Linfor's pass . Just as the sin's 170. Lund's punts averaged 37
both the regular and second string game was about to end, he crossed yards to the Badgers' 36.
backfields gained much yardage. Lund the Gophers' goal for the third time. The Minnesota lineup was: Larson,
alone accounted for ~41 in ~8 plays. Minnesota came back fighting after left end; Gay, left tackle; Bruhn, left
The first touchdown came when the first touchdown. Kabat kicked guard; Oen, center; Koski, right guard;
Lund reeled off consecutive gains of over the goal line, the ball going into Wells, right tackle; Robinson, right
37, 17, and eight yards to place the play on the ~O-yard line. Proffit hit end; Griffin, quarterback; Lund, left
ball on the visitors' ~-yard line. Man- right guard for two yards. Wisconsin half; Proffitt, right half; Manders, full-
ders then scored. Long runs by Lund then drew a 5-yard penalty for being back.
and Proffitt cleared the way for the offside. Manders made two through Substitutes were: Hass for Proffitt,
second score, Manders again going left tackle. Dennerly for Bruhn, Appmann for
over. Lund got away for ~9 yards, taking Koski; Bruhn for Dennerly; Koski for
Tenner took Lund's pass to reach the the ball to the Badgers' 44. Wiscon- Appmann, Tengler for Manders, Ten-
4-yard marker in the third period. sin was again offside and set back five ner for Larson, Manders for Tengler,
Mississippi held for downs and punted yards. Lund lost six yards. Haiden for Oen, Larson for Tenner,
immediately afterwards. In two plays, Lund gained four yards and Proffitt Bengtson for Gay, Dennerly for Bruhn,
Lund made 46 yards to put the ball two. Lund punted to Wisconsin's 6- Gay for Bengtson, Champlin for Hass.
back on Mississippi's 4-yard line. "Pug" yard line. Schneller kicked to Lund
then scored the touchdown.
Minnesota crossed the Southerners'
on Minnesota's 40-yard line. Lund
made a yard through right guard. •
line a fourth time before the game
closed.
On a double pass, Lund to Proffitt,
the latter made 50 yards and went out Michigan 3, Minnesota °
The lineup : Tenner, left end; Gay, of bounds on Wisconsin's 6-yard line. Michigan won the Big Ten champion-
left tackle; Bruhn, left guard; Oen, Manders twice failed to gain and the ship when it defeated Minnesota, 3 to
center; Koski, right guard; Wells, right Badgers took time out. 0, in a hard-fought game at the sta-
tackle; Dillner, right end; Griffin, quar- Wisconsin, again offside, was pe- dium November 19. Of all the Wol-
terback; Lund, left half; Proffitt, right nalized to its ~-yard line. Manders hit verines' opponents, the Gophers made
half; Manders, fullback. Substitutes: right guard for a slight gain. Manders the most impressive showing.
Hass for Proffitt, Robinson for Dillner, plunged over right guard for a touch- Harry Newman, all-American quar-
Bengtson for Gay, Hribar for Griffin, down. He then kicked goal. The score terback of the Maize and Blue, place-
Appmann for Koski, Proffitt for Hass, was tied then, 7 to 7. kicked a goal in the second quarter.
Gerischer for Robinson, Ronning for Late in the first quarter, Wisconsin Michigan had secured the ball on a
Gerischer, Dennerly for Bruhn, Champ- recovered a fumble on Minnesota's 47- fumble. Two passes took the ball to
lin for Lund, Tengler for Manders, yard line. Plunges by Strain and Mc- Minnesota's 4-yard line. The Gopher
Griffin for Hribar, Swartz for Proffitt, Guire and a pass, McGuire to Pacetti, defense tightened here and Newman
Willahan for Wells, Nold for Oen, put the ball on the Gopher ~6. After went back to score three points for his
Lundgren for Appmann, Lund for two running plays had failed, Linfor team .
Champlin, Proffitt for Swartz, Koski passed to McGuire who ran for a After the field goal, Kipke's men
for Lundgren, Bruhn for Dennerly, touchdown. Goal was missed. were content to protect their lead. In
Manders for T engler, Wells for Willa- The Gophers scored their second doing so, they displayed an air-tight
han, Gay for Bengtson, Hass for Prof- touchdown late in the third period. defense. An important factor was the
fitt, Haiden for Nold, Appmann for Wells blocked McGuire's punt, Lund punting of Regeczi who averaged 40
Koski, Tengler for Manders, Champlin recovering on Wisconsin's 4~-yard line. yards.
for Hass, Dennerly for Bruhn, Geri- Two passes were incomplete and Lund was the leading ground gainer
scher for Wells, Swartz for Lund, Lund Minnesota was penalized five yards. of the afternoon with 63 yards in 16
for Swartz, N old for Haiden, Koski Another pass, Lund to Hass, took the plays. As Griffin was out of the game
for Appmann, Manders for Tengler, ball to the Badgers' ~6-yard line. because of illness, Captain Hass took
Bruhn for Dennerly, Champlin for his place at quarterback.
Tengler, substitute fullback, hit right
Lund, Tengler for Manders, Johnson The game was played in near zero
guard for two yards.
for Tenner, Hribar for Griffin, Meyers weather.
for Bruhn, Lundgren for Koski, Harge- Lund's pass to Tenner was knocked Minnesota's lineup against Michigan
down by McGuire, but the ball went was: Tenner, left end; Gay, left tackle;
sheimer for Proffitt, Knudson for
Bengtson, Dillner for Meyers, Ohde for to Minnesota on Wisconsin's 7-yard Bruhn, left guard; Oen, center; Koski,
Johnson, Haiden for Nold, Gerischer line because of interference. Manders r\ght guard; Wells, right tackle; Robin-
returned to the game. He made three son, right end; Hass, quarterback;
for Ohde, Sperry for Hribar.
yards through right guard. Hass failed Lund, left half; Proffitt, right half;
to gain. Lund then ran right end for Manders, fullback. Substitutes: Bengt-
• a touchdown. Manders missed goal.
The score remained 13 to 13 until the
son for Gay, Larson for Tenner, Den-
nerly for Bruhn, Appmann for Koski,
Wisconsin 20, Minnesota 13 last minute of play. Shortly before, Gay for Bengtson, Dillner for Larson,
Dr. C. W. Spears, former Minnesota Lund had dropped back to punt from Bengtson for Gay, Koski for Appmann,
coach and present Wisconsin mentor, his 4~-yard line. The pass from cen- Bruhn for Dennerly.