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Gopher Football 1972 Season

1972 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/16/1972 @ Indiana (5-6) L 23-27
09/23/1972 Colorado (8-4) L 6-38
09/30/1972 @ Nebraska (9-2-1) L 0-49
10/07/1972 Kansas (4-7) L 28-34
10/14/1972 Purdue (6-5) L 3-28
10/21/1972 Homecoming
Iowa (3-7-1)
W 43-14
10/28/1972 @ Michigan (10-1) L 0-42
11/04/1972 @ Ohio State (9-2) L 19-27
11/11/1972 Northwestern (2-9) W 35-29
11/18/1972 Michigan State (5-5-1) W 14-10
11/25/1972 @ Wisconsin (4-7) W 14-6

1972 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Ohio State 7 1 0 .875 9 2 0 .818
Michigan 7 1 0 .875 10 1 0 .909
Purdue 6 2 0 .750 6 5 0 .545
Michigan State 5 2 1 .688 5 5 1 .500
Minnesota 4 4 0 .500 4 7 0 .364
Indiana 3 5 0 .375 5 6 0 .455
Illinois 3 5 0 .375 3 8 0 .273
Iowa 2 6 1 .278 3 7 1 .318
Wisconsin 2 6 0 .250 4 7 0 .364
Northwestern 1 8 0 .111 2 9 0 .182

Season notes:

Coached by Cal Stoll (1st season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1972 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Southern California 12-0-0
2. Oklahoma 11-1-0
3. Texas 10-1-0
4. Nebraska 9-2-1
5. Auburn 10-1-0
6. Michigan 10-1-0
7. Alabama 10-2-0
8. Tennessee 10-2-0
9. Ohio State 9-2-0
10. Penn State 10-2-0
11. Louisiana State 9-2-1
12. North Carolina 11-1-0
13. Arizona State 10-2-0
14. Notre Dame 8-3-0
15. UCLA 8-3-0
16. Colorado 8-4-0
17. North Carolina State 8-3-1
18. Louisville 9-1-0
19. Washington State 7-4-0
20. Georgia Tech 7-4-1
1. Southern California 12-0-0
2. Oklahoma 11-1-0
3. Ohio State 9-2-0
4. Alabama 10-2-0
5. Texas 10-1-0
6. Michigan 10-1-0
7. Auburn 10-1-0
8. Penn State 10-2-0
9. Nebraska 9-2-1
10. Louisiana State 9-2-1
11. Tennessee 10-2-0
12. Notre Dame 8-3-0
13. Arizona State 10-2-0
14. Colorado 8-4-0
14. North Carolina 11-1-0
16. Louisville 9-1-0
17. UCLA 8-3-0
17. Washington State 7-4-0
19. Utah State 8-3-0
20. San Diego State 10-1-0

1972 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1973
Southern California 42, Ohio State 17

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1972 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1973
Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6
Sugar Bowl - 12/31/1972
Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1973
Texas 17, Alabama 13
Sun Bowl - 12/30/1972
North Carolina 32, Texas Tech 28
Gator Bowl - 12/30/1972
Auburn 24, Colorado 3
Tangerine Bowl - 12/29/1972
Tampa 21, Kent 18
Liberty Bowl - 12/18/1972
Georgia Tech 31, Iowa State 30
Peach Bowl - 12/29/1972
North Carolina State 49, West Virginia 13
Fiesta Bowl - 12/23/1972
Arizona State 49, Missouri 35
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/30/1972
Tennessee 24, Louisiana State 17