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1940 Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats

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Record: 8-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 121) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Western (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bernie Bierman (8-0)

PS/G: 19.2 (24th of 121) ▪ PA/G: 8.9 (33rd of 121)
SRS: 27.66 (2nd of 121) ▪ SOS: 16.16 (1st of 121)

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 8 1.5 7.3 20.7 28.6 0.5 45.3 254.5 5.6 2.0
Defense 8 5.3 11.8 44.7 72.1 0.5 40.0 126.4 3.2 0.9
Difference -3.8 -4.5 -24.0 -43.5 0.0 +5.3 +128.1 +2.4 +1.1

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Bruce Smith 7 30 23.3 161 5.4 4.4 3 2 88.1
2 George Franck 3 16 18.8 46 2.9 -1.5 1 2 38.5
3 Joe Mernik 2 12 16.7 22 1.8 -1.9 0 1 15.4

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 George Franck 86 489 5.7 6 86 489 5.7 6
2 Bruce Smith 85 542 6.4 4 85 542 6.4 4
3 Bob Sweiger 74 313 4.2 2 1 10 10.0 0 75 323 4.3 2
4 Bill Daley 38 284 7.5 3 1 13 13.0 0 39 297 7.6 3
5 Joe Mernik 34 112 3.3 0 34 112 3.3 0
6 Bob Paffrath 28 198 7.1 0 1 11 11.0 1 29 209 7.2 1
7 Joe Jamnik 11 50 4.5 0 11 50 4.5 0
8 Ed Steinbauer 6 48 8.0 1 6 48 8.0 1
9 Judd Ringer 3 85 28.3 1 3 85 28.3 1
10 Bill Johnson 2 53 26.5 1 2 53 26.5 1
11 Bill Baumgartner 2 30 15.0 0 2 30 15.0 0
12 Bob Fitch 1 21 21.0 0 1 21 21.0 0
13 Gene Bierhaus 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0