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Gopher Football 1951 Season

1951 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/29/1951 Washington (3-6-1) L 20-25
10/06/1951 @ California (8-2) L 14-55
10/13/1951 Northwestern (5-4) L 7-21
10/20/1951 Homecoming
Nebraska (1-8-1)
W 39-20
10/27/1951 @ Michigan (4-5) L 27-54
11/03/1951 @ Iowa (2-5-2) T 20-20
11/10/1951 Indiana (2-7) W 16-14
11/17/1951 @ Purdue (5-4) L 13-19
11/24/1951 Wisconsin (7-1-1) L 6-30

1951 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Illinois 5 0 1 .917 9 0 1 .950
Purdue 4 1 0 .800 5 4 0 .556
Wisconsin 5 1 1 .786 7 1 1 .833
Michigan 4 2 0 .667 4 5 0 .444
Ohio State 2 2 2 .500 4 3 2 .556
Northwestern 2 4 0 .333 5 4 0 .556
Minnesota 1 4 1 .250 2 6 1 .278
Indiana 1 5 0 .167 2 7 0 .222
Iowa 0 5 1 .083 2 5 2 .333

Season notes:

Coached by Wes Fesler (1st season).

1951 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Tennessee 10-1-0
2. Michigan State 9-0-0
3. Maryland 10-0-0
4. Illinois 9-0-1
5. Georgia Tech 11-0-1
6. Princeton 9-0-0
7. Stanford 9-2-0
8. Wisconsin 7-1-1
9. Baylor 8-2-1
10. Oklahoma 8-2-0
11. Texas Christian 6-5-0
12. California 8-2-0
13. Virginia 8-1-0
14. San Francisco 9-0-0
15. Kentucky 8-4-0
16. Boston 6-4-0
17. UCLA 5-3-1
18. Washington State 7-3-0
19. Holy Cross 8-2-0
20. Clemson 7-3-0
1. Tennessee 10-1-0
2. Michigan State 9-0-0
3. Illinois 9-0-1
4. Maryland 10-0-0
5. Georgia Tech 11-0-1
6. Princeton 9-0-0
7. Stanford 9-2-0
8. Wisconsin 7-1-1
9. Baylor 8-2-1
10. Texas Christian 6-5-0
11. Oklahoma 8-2-0
12. California 8-2-0
13. Notre Dame 7-2-1
14. Purdue 5-4-0
14. San Francisco 9-0-0
14. Washington State 7-3-0
17. Holy Cross 8-2-0
17. Kentucky 8-4-0
17. UCLA 5-3-1
20. Kansas 8-2-0

1951 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1952
Illinois 40, Stanford 7

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1951 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1952
Georgia Tech 17, Baylor 14
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1952
Maryland 28, Tennessee 13
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1952
Kentucky 20, Texas Christian 7
Sun Bowl - 01/01/1952
Texas Tech 25, Pacific (CA) 14
Gator Bowl - 01/01/1952
Miami (FL) 14, Clemson 0
Tangerine Bowl - 01/01/1952
Stetson 35, Arkansas State 20
Salad Bowl - 01/01/1952
Houston 26, Dayton 21