GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 1903 Season

1903 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/19/1903 Mpls. Cent. H.S. W 21-6
09/19/1903 St. Paul Cent. H.S. W 36-0
09/23/1903 East High School W 37-0
09/26/1903 Carleton W 29-0
09/30/1903 Macalester W 112-0
10/03/1903 Grinnell (5-4) W 39-0
10/07/1903 Hamline W 65-0
10/10/1903 Iowa State (8-1) W 46-0
10/17/1903 Iowa (9-2) W 75-0
10/24/1903 Beloit (3-7) W 46-0
10/31/1903 Michigan (11-0-1) T 6-6
11/07/1903 @ Lawrence W 46-0
11/14/1903 @ Illinois (8-6) W 32-0
11/21/1903 @ North Dakota State W 11-0
11/26/1903 @ Wisconsin (6-3-1) W 17-0

1903 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Minnesota 3 0 1 .875 14 0 1 .967
Michigan 3 0 1 .875 11 0 1 .958
Chicago 4 1 1 .750 10 2 1 .808
Northwestern 1 0 2 .667 9 2 3 .750
Iowa 1 1 0 .500 9 2 0 .818
Indiana 1 2 0 .333 4 4 0 .500
Illinois 1 5 0 .167 8 6 0 .571
Wisconsin 0 3 1 .125 6 3 1 .650
Purdue 0 2 0 .000 4 2 0 .667

Season notes:

Coached by Dr. Henry L. Williams (4th season). There were no polls until 1936.

The game against Michigan was called with more than two minutes remaining on the clock because the crowd stormed the field in celebration of tying the game. Michigan's players and coaches evacuated the field for their own safety. The next day, a custodian named Oscar Munson found a water jug Michigan had left behind and he brought it to L. J. Cooke, the head of the athletics department. When Michigan requested the return of their water jug, Cooke's response read tale of the Little Brown Jug, the oldest and most famous of all rivalry trophies.

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