1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
The 1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1934 college football season. In their third year under head coach Bernie Bierman, the Golden Gophers compiled an undefeated 8–0 record, shut out four opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 270 to 38.
|1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
National champion (eight selectors)
Big Ten champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1934 record||8–0 (5–0 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Bernie Bierman (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1934 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Minnesota $||5||–||0||–||0||8||–||0||–||0|
|#8 Ohio State||5||–||1||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from Dickinson System
The team was named national champion by eight NCAA-designated major selectors in Billingsley, Boand, Dickinson, College Football Researchers Association, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, and Sagarin), with Alabama also receiving recognition.
Halfback Pug Lund was selected for the team's Most Valuable Player award for the second consecutive year. Lund also received Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded to the most valuable player of the Big Ten, and was named an All-American by the AP, Collier's Weekly/Grantland Rice, Liberty, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine.
End Frank Larson was named an All-American by the Associated Press (AP), Collier's Weekly/Grantland Rice and Look Magazine. Guard Bill Bevan was named an All-American by Collier's Weekly/Grantland Rice, Liberty and Look Magazine. End Bob Tenner was named an All-American by the United Press International. Tackle Phil Bengston, Bevan, Larson, Lund, Tenner, and tackle Ed Widseth were named All-Big Ten.
|September 29||North Dakota Agricultural*||W 56–12||25,000|
|October 6||Nebraska*||W 20–0||35,000|
|October 20||at Pittsburgh*||W 13–7||65,000|
|October 27||at Iowa||W 48–12||53,000|
|November 3||Michigan||W 34–0||59,362|
|November 10||Indiana||W 30–0||28,100|
|November 17||Chicago||W 35–7||46,000|
|November 24||at Wisconsin||W 34–0||38,000|
- HB Pug Lund
- "1934 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. p. 112. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
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