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Minnesota Golden Gophers

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota ▪ Colors: Maroon & Gold
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium (cap. 50,000)
Record: 123 Years, 652-488-42, .569 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 18 Times
Bowls: 16 Bowls, 5-11, .313 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 5 Times (Preseason), 14 Times (Final), 160 Weeks (Total)

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123 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 7.69 2.35 22 Jerry Kill (8-4) Citrus Bowl
2 2013 Big Ten 8 5 0 .615 5.27 1.35 Jerry Kill (8-5) Texas Bowl-L
3 2012 Big Ten 6 7 0 .462 -3.25 0.13 Jerry Kill (6-7) Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas-L
4 2011 Big Ten 3 9 0 .250 -6.04 3.21 Jerry Kill (3-9)
5 2010 Big Ten 3 9 0 .250 -5.06 3.53 Tim Brewster (1-6)
Jeff Horton (2-3)
6 2009 Big Ten 6 7 0 .462 -0.10 2.67 Tim Brewster (6-7) Insight Bowl-L
7 2008 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 0.01 0.09 20 Tim Brewster (7-6) Insight Bowl-L
8 2007 Big Ten 1 11 0 .083 -11.69 -0.02 Tim Brewster (1-11)
9 2006 Big Ten 6 7 0 .462 1.45 1.84 Glen Mason (6-7) Insight Bowl-L
10 2005 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 11.31 6.81 18 Glen Mason (7-5) Music City Bowl-L
11 2004 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 5.74 1.49 25 13 Glen Mason (7-5) Music City Bowl-W
12 2003 Big Ten 10 3 0 .769 11.88 -0.04 17 20 Glen Mason (10-3) Sun Bowl-W
13 2002 Big Ten 8 5 0 .615 5.02 1.17 23 Glen Mason (8-5) Music City Bowl-W
14 2001 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -0.70 1.76 Glen Mason (4-7)
15 2000 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 3.02 0.10 22 Glen Mason (6-6) Micron PC Bowl-L
16 1999 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 11.81 1.39 12 18 Glen Mason (8-4) Sun Bowl-L
17 1998 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3.12 5.12 Glen Mason (5-6)
18 1997 Big Ten 3 9 0 .250 -5.78 2.39 Glen Mason (3-9)
19 1996 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -0.04 6.41 Jim Wacker (4-7)
20 1995 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 2.23 9.05 Jim Wacker (3-8)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 2.97 7.88 Jim Wacker (3-8)
22 1993 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -1.42 4.67 Jim Wacker (4-7)
23 1992 Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 -4.47 3.53 Jim Wacker (2-9)
24 1991 Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 -7.19 5.53 John Gutekunst (2-9)
25 1990 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 2.95 4.59 John Gutekunst (6-5)
26 1989 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 1.93 1.11 John Gutekunst (6-5)
27 1988 Big Ten 2 7 2 .273 -5.32 -0.41 John Gutekunst (2-7-2)
28 1987 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 0.26 -0.38 John Gutekunst (6-5)
29 1986 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 3.52 3.77 John Gutekunst (6-6) Liberty Bowl-L
30 1985 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 8.00 4.92 20 Lou Holtz (6-5)
John Gutekunst (1-0)
Independence Bowl-W
31 1984 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -4.83 3.63 Lou Holtz (4-7)
32 1983 Big Ten 1 10 0 .091 -12.14 5.22 Joe Salem (1-10)
33 1982 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -3.80 2.84 19 Joe Salem (3-8)
34 1981 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 2.85 1.67 Joe Salem (6-5)
35 1980 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3.58 5.12 Joe Salem (5-6)
36 1979 Big Ten 4 6 1 .409 7.12 7.85 Joe Salem (4-6-1)
37 1978 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 0.11 2.84 Cal Stoll (5-6)
38 1977 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 7.64 7.23 19 Cal Stoll (7-5) Hall of Fame Classic-L
39 1976 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 7.51 6.06 Cal Stoll (6-5)
40 1975 Big Ten 6 5 0 .545 6.29 2.56 Cal Stoll (6-5)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 -3.27 5.18 Cal Stoll (4-7)
42 1973 Big Ten 7 4 0 .636 11.41 10.22 Cal Stoll (7-4)
43 1972 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 2.13 8.67 Cal Stoll (4-7)
44 1971 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 2.12 7.57 Murray Warmath (4-7)
45 1970 Big Ten 3 6 1 .350 3.24 10.34 Murray Warmath (3-6-1)
46 1969 Big Ten 4 5 1 .450 4.37 8.57 19 19 Murray Warmath (4-5-1)
47 1968 Big Ten 6 4 0 .600 9.74 7.64 15 15 Murray Warmath (6-4)
48 1967 Big Ten 8 2 0 .800 9.68 2.48 Murray Warmath (8-2)
49 1966 Big Ten 4 5 1 .450 -1.29 0.91 Murray Warmath (4-5-1)
50 1965 Big Ten 5 4 1 .550 11.08 8.68 Murray Warmath (5-4-1)
51 1964 Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 12.55 11.00 Murray Warmath (5-4)
52 1963 Big Ten 3 6 0 .333 8.63 11.51 Murray Warmath (3-6)
53 1962 Big Ten 6 2 1 .722 21.25 13.03 5 10 Murray Warmath (6-2-1)
54 1961 Big Ten 8 2 0 .800 17.43 9.83 3 6 Murray Warmath (8-2) Rose Bowl-W
55 1960 Big Ten 8 2 0 .800 21.49 10.99 1 1 Murray Warmath (8-2) Rose Bowl-L
56 1959 Big Ten 2 7 0 .222 4.01 10.34 Murray Warmath (2-7)
57 1958 Big Ten 1 8 0 .111 4.20 10.86 Murray Warmath (1-8)
58 1957 Big Ten 4 5 0 .444 7.15 8.82 4 3 Murray Warmath (4-5)
59 1956 Big Ten 6 1 2 .778 19.07 13.07 6 12 Murray Warmath (6-1-2)
60 1955 Big Ten 3 6 0 .333 2.72 9.50 Murray Warmath (3-6)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1954 Big Ten 7 2 0 .778 14.10 7.66 8 Murray Warmath (7-2)
62 1953 Big Ten 4 4 1 .500 12.37 13.15 13 Wesley Fesler (4-4-1)
63 1952 Western 4 3 2 .556 8.44 10.77 Wesley Fesler (4-3-2)
64 1951 Western 2 6 1 .278 0.74 8.97 Wesley Fesler (2-6-1)
65 1950 Western 1 7 1 .167 2.48 12.59 18 18 Bernie Bierman (1-7-1)
66 1949 Western 7 2 0 .778 26.74 13.52 3 8 Bernie Bierman (7-2)
67 1948 Western 7 2 0 .778 19.24 8.02 8 16 Bernie Bierman (7-2)
68 1947 Western 6 3 0 .667 16.35 10.57 13 Bernie Bierman (6-3)
69 1946 Western 5 4 0 .556 6.57 6.68 Bernie Bierman (5-4)
70 1945 Western 4 5 0 .444 7.05 6.72 5 Bernie Bierman (4-5)
71 1944 Western 5 3 1 .611 14.68 11.12 George Hauser (5-3-1)
72 1943 Western 5 4 0 .556 10.24 10.69 9 George Hauser (5-4)
73 1942 Western 5 4 0 .556 10.92 6.36 7 19 George Hauser (5-4)
74 1941 Western 8 0 0 1.000 25.57 10.07 1 1 Bernie Bierman (8-0)
75 1940 Western 8 0 0 1.000 27.66 16.16 1 1 Bernie Bierman (8-0)
76 1939 Western 3 4 1 .438 11.31 8.06 20 Bernie Bierman (3-4-1)
77 1938 Western 6 2 0 .750 16.35 9.22 2 10 Bernie Bierman (6-2)
78 1937 Western 6 2 0 .750 11.84 1.97 4 5 Bernie Bierman (6-2)
79 1936 Western 7 1 0 .875 24.61 8.74 1 1 Bernie Bierman (7-1)
80 1935 Western 8 0 0 1.000 20.79 4.29 Bernie Bierman (8-0)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
81 1934 Western 8 0 0 1.000 25.15 3.77 Bernie Bierman (8-0)
82 1933 Western 4 0 4 .750 14.07 9.20 Bernie Bierman (4-0-4)
83 1932 Western 5 3 0 .625 14.43 8.93 Bernie Bierman (5-3)
84 1931 Western 7 3 0 .700 11.58 2.88 Fritz Crisler (7-3)
85 1930 Western 3 4 1 .438 5.99 7.36 Fritz Crisler (3-4-1)
86 1929 Western 6 2 0 .750 11.96 2.71 Clarence Spears (6-2)
87 1928 Western 6 2 0 .750 14.89 3.76 Clarence Spears (6-2)
88 1927 Western 6 0 2 .875 18.88 5.51 Clarence Spears (6-0-2)
89 1926 Western 5 3 0 .625 14.04 6.17 Clarence Spears (5-3)
90 1925 Western 5 2 1 .688 12.55 2.05 Clarence Spears (5-2-1)
91 1924 Western 3 3 2 .500 4.18 3.55 William Spaulding (3-3-2)
92 1923 Western 5 1 1 .786 9.53 0.82 William Spaulding (5-1-1)
93 1922 Western 3 3 1 .500 6.87 4.87 William Spaulding (3-3-1)
94 1921 Western 3 4 0 .429 -1.07 5.50 Henry Williams (3-4)
95 1920 Western 1 6 0 .143 1.66 9.08 Henry Williams (1-6)
96 1919 Western 4 2 1 .643 15.12 6.55 Henry Williams (4-2-1)
97 1918 Western 5 2 1 .688 5.37 -2.00 Henry Williams (5-2-1)
98 1917 Western 4 1 0 .800 28.19 10.99 Henry Williams (4-1)
99 1916 Western 6 1 0 .857 16.89 -2.68 Henry Williams (6-1)
100 1915 Western 6 0 1 .929 19.78 2.49 Henry Williams (6-0-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
101 1914 Western 6 1 0 .857 17.48 6.34 Henry Williams (6-1)
102 1913 Western 5 2 0 .714 14.50 3.64 Henry Williams (5-2)
103 1912 Western 4 3 0 .571 12.14 8.43 Henry Williams (4-3)
104 1911 Western 6 0 1 .929 17.90 5.75 Henry Williams (6-0-1)
105 1910 Western 6 1 0 .857 16.88 -1.69 Henry Williams (6-1)
106 1909 Western 6 1 0 .857 19.00 3.42 Henry Williams (6-1)
107 1908 Western 3 2 1 .583 5.20 6.86 Henry Williams (3-2-1)
108 1907 Western 2 2 1 .500 10.54 10.34 Henry Williams (2-2-1)
109 1906 Western 4 1 0 .800 15.18 9.58 Henry Williams (4-1)
110 1905 Western 10 1 0 .909 19.98 -1.21 Henry Williams (10-1)
111 1904 Western 13 0 0 1.000 18.79 -2.37 Henry Williams (13-0)
112 1903 Western 14 0 1 .967 16.18 -4.29 Henry Williams (14-0-1)
113 1902 Western 9 2 1 .792 14.77 1.52 Henry Williams (9-2-1)
114 1901 Western 9 1 1 .864 12.86 -0.50 Henry Williams (9-1-1)
115 1900 Western 10 0 2 .917 13.07 -3.85 Henry Williams (10-0-2)
116 1899 Western 6 3 2 .636 4.18 -0.91 John Harrison (6-3-2)
William Leary (6-3-2)
117 1898 Western 4 5 0 .444 -4.11 -4.89 Jack Minds (4-5)
118 1897 Western 4 4 0 .500 -1.77 -4.90 Alexander Jerrems (4-4)
119 1896 Western 8 2 0 .800 4.77 -5.43 Alexander Jerrems (8-2)
120 1895 Ind 7 3 0 .700 5.27 -1.13 Pudge Heffelfinger (7-3)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
121 1894 Ind 3 1 0 .750 15.24 2.99 Tom Cochrane (3-1)
122 1893 Ind 6 0 0 1.000 15.05 -0.28 Wallie Winter (6-0)
123 1892 Ind 5 0 0 1.000 9.34 -3.26