GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 1940 Season

1940 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/28/1940 Washington (7-2) W 19-14
10/05/1940 Nebraska (8-2) W 13-7
10/19/1940 @ Ohio State (4-4) W 13-7
10/26/1940 Homecoming
Iowa (4-4)
W 34-6
11/02/1940 @ Northwestern (6-2) W 13-12
11/09/1940 Michigan (7-1) W 7-6
11/16/1940 Purdue (2-6) W 33-6
11/23/1940 @ Wisconsin (4-4) W 22-13

1940 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Minnesota 6 0 0 1.000 8 0 0 1.000
Michigan 3 1 0 .750 7 1 0 .875
Northwestern 4 2 0 .667 6 2 0 .750
Wisconsin 3 3 0 .500 4 4 0 .500
Ohio State 3 3 0 .500 4 4 0 .500
Iowa 2 3 0 .400 4 4 0 .500
Indiana 2 3 0 .400 3 5 0 .375
Purdue 1 4 0 .200 2 6 0 .250
Illinois 0 5 0 .000 1 7 0 .125

Season notes:

Coached by Bernie Bierman (9th season).

National Champions! This is the Gophers' 4th National Championship.

1940 Poll Results

Associated Press
1. Minnesota 8-0-0
2. Stanford 10-0-0
3. Michigan 7-1-0
4. Tennessee 10-1-0
5. Boston College 11-0-0
6. Texas A&M 9-1-0
7. Nebraska 8-2-0
8. Northwestern 6-2-0
9. Mississippi State 10-0-1
10. Washington 7-2-0
11. Santa Clara 6-1-1
12. Fordham 7-2-0
13. Georgetown 8-2-0
14. Pennsylvania 6-1-1
15. Cornell 6-2-0
16. Southern Methodist 8-1-1
17. Hardin-Simmons 9-0-0
18. Duke 7-2-0
19. Lafayette 9-0-0
20. Penn State 6-1-1

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1940 Season Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1941
Stanford 21, Nebraska 13
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1941
Mississippi State 14, Georgetown 7
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1941
Boston College 19, Tennessee 13
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1941
Texas A&M 13, Fordham 12
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1941
Case Reserve 26, Arizona State 13