GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 1936 Season

1936 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/26/1936 @ Washington (7-2-1) W 14-7
10/10/1936 Nebraska (7-2) W 7-0
10/17/1936 Michigan (1-7) W 26-0
10/24/1936 Purdue (5-2-1) W 33-0
10/31/1936 @ Northwestern (7-1) L 0-6
11/07/1936 Homecoming
Iowa (3-4-1)
W 52-0
11/14/1936 Texas (2-6-1) W 47-19
11/21/1936 @ Wisconsin (2-6) W 24-0

1936 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Northwestern 6 0 0 1.000 7 1 0 .875
Minnesota 4 1 0 .800 7 1 0 .875
Ohio State 4 1 0 .800 5 3 0 .625
Indiana 3 1 1 .700 5 2 1 .688
Purdue 3 1 1 .700 5 2 1 .688
Illinois 2 2 1 .500 4 3 1 .563
Chicago 1 4 0 .200 2 5 1 .313
Iowa 0 4 1 .100 3 4 1 .438
Wisconsin 0 4 0 .000 2 6 0 .250
Michigan 0 5 0 .000 1 7 0 .125

Season notes:

Coached by Bernie Bierman (5th season).

National Champions! This is the Gophers' 3rd National Championship! Note that, although we won the National Championship, we did not win the Big Ten title. Northwestern lost its last game, and we rose to #1 to win the title. This is also the first year of the Associated Press poll.

1936 Poll Results

Associated Press
1. Minnesota 7-1-0
2. Louisiana State 9-1-1
3. Pittsburgh 8-1-1
4. Alabama 8-0-1
5. Washington 7-2-1
6. Santa Clara 8-1-0
7. Northwestern 7-1-0
8. Notre Dame 6-2-1
9. Nebraska 7-1-0
10. Pennsylvania 7-1-0
11. Duke 9-1-0
12. Yale 7-1-0
13. Dartmouth 7-1-1
14. Duquesne 8-2-0
15. Fordham 5-1-2
16. Texas Christian 9-2-2
17. Tennessee 6-2-2
18. Arkansas 7-3-0
18. Navy 6-3-0
20. Marquette 7-2-0

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1936 Season Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1937
Pittsburgh 21, Washington 0
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1937
Duquesne 13, Mississippi State 12
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1937
Santa Clara 21, Louisiana State 14
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1937
Texas Christian 16, Marquette 6
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1937
Hardin-Simmons 34, Texas-El Paso 6
Bacardi Bowl - 01/01/1937
Auburn 7, Hardin-Simmons 7