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Gopher Football 1971 Season

1971 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/11/1971 Indiana (3-8) W 28-0
09/18/1971 @ Nebraska (13-0) L 7-35
09/25/1971 Washington State (4-7) L 20-31
10/02/1971 Kansas (4-7) W 38-20
10/09/1971 @ Purdue (3-7) L 13-27
10/16/1971 @ Iowa (1-10) W 19-14
10/23/1971 Homecoming
Michigan (11-1)
L 7-35
10/30/1971 Ohio State (6-4) L 12-14
11/06/1971 @ Northwestern (7-4) L 20-41
11/13/1971 @ Michigan State (6-5) L 25-40
11/20/1971 Wisconsin (4-6-1) W 23-21

1971 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Michigan 8 0 0 1.000 11 1 0 .917
Northwestern 6 3 0 .667 7 4 0 .636
Ohio State 5 3 0 .625 6 4 0 .600
Michigan State 5 3 0 .625 6 5 0 .545
Illinois 5 3 0 .625 5 6 0 .455
Minnesota 3 5 0 .375 4 7 0 .364
Wisconsin 3 5 0 .375 4 6 1 .409
Purdue 3 5 0 .375 3 7 0 .300
Indiana 2 6 0 .250 3 8 0 .273
Iowa 1 8 0 .111 1 10 0 .091

Season notes:

Coached by Murray Warmath (18th season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1971 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Nebraska 13-0-0
2. Oklahoma 11-1-0
3. Colorado 10-2-0
4. Alabama 11-1-0
5. Penn State 11-1-0
6. Michigan 11-1-0
7. Georgia 11-1-0
8. Arizona State 11-1-0
9. Tennessee 10-2-0
10. Stanford 9-3-0
11. Louisiana State 9-3-0
12. Auburn 9-2-0
13. Notre Dame 8-2-0
14. Toledo 12-0-0
15. Mississippi 10-2-0
16. Arkansas 8-3-1
17. Houston 9-3-0
18. Texas 8-3-0
19. Washington 8-3-0
20. Southern California 6-4-1
1. Nebraska 13-0-0
2. Alabama 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Michigan 11-1-0
5. Auburn 9-2-0
6. Arizona State 11-1-0
7. Colorado 10-2-0
8. Georgia 11-1-0
9. Tennessee 10-2-0
10. Louisiana State 9-3-0
11. Penn State 11-1-0
12. Texas 8-3-0
13. Toledo 12-0-0
14. Houston 9-3-0
15. Notre Dame 8-2-0
16. Stanford 9-3-0
17. Iowa State 8-4-0
18. North Carolina 9-3-0
19. Florida State 8-4-0
20. Mississippi 10-2-0
20. Arkansas 8-3-1

1971 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1972
Stanford 13, Michigan 12

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1971 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1972
Nebraska 38, Alabama 6
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1972
Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1972
Penn State 30, Texas 6
Sun Bowl - 12/18/1971
Louisiana State 33, Iowa State 15
Gator Bowl - 12/31/1971
Georgia 7, North Carolina 3
Tangerine Bowl - 12/28/1971
Toledo 28, Richmond 3
Liberty Bowl - 12/20/1971
Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13
Peach Bowl - 12/30/1971
Mississippi 41, Georgia Tech 18
Fiesta Bowl - 12/27/1971
Arizona State 45, Florida State 38
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1971
Colorado 29, Houston 17
Pasadena Bowl - 12/18/1971
Memphis 28, San Jose State 9