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12 Gophers games to remember

  • Updated: March 23, 2011 - 4:26 PM

MEMORIAL STADIUM

Built: 1924 •  In use: 1924-1981 • Record at Memorial: 226-91-14 • Overall record (home and away): 300-212-25 • Big Ten record at Memorial: 128-62-11

National titles: 6 (1934, '35, '36, '40, '41, '60) • Big Ten titles: 10 (1927, '33, '34, '35, '37, '38, '40, '41, '60, '67) • Capacity: 65,000 (including temporary bleachers)

NOV. 15, 1924

Clarence Shutte rushed for 282 yards as the Gophers beat Illinois and Red Grange 20-7 in the dedication of Memorial Stadium.

NOV. 28, 1931

In the only postseason game played at Memorial Stadium, the Gophers defeated Ohio State 19-7. It was one of the charity-depression games after the end of the regular season sanctioned by the Big Ten.

OCT. 10, 1936

With less than two minutes remaining, Bud Wilkinson fielded a punt and lateralled to Andy Uram, who went on to score as the Gophers defeated Nebraska 7-0 and extended their winning streak to 19 games.

NOV. 9, 1940

Bruce Smith scored on an 80-yard reverse to help the No. 2 Gophers defeat No. 3 Michigan and Tom Harmon 7-6 in front of 60,481. The Gophers went on to claim their fourth national title.

NOV. 1, 1941

Trailing 7-2, the Gophers used the legendary trick play called the "talking play" to score a touchdown by Bud Higgins and rally past Northwestern 8-7 in front of 64,464. The Gophers went on to claim their fifth national title in eight years.

OCT. 24, 1953

In the 50th anniversary of the Little Brown Jug, the unranked Gophers defeated No. 5 Michigan 22-0. Paul Giel scored two touchdowns as the Gophers beat Michigan for the first time since 1942.

NOV. 5, 1960

The No. 2 Gophers defeated No. 1 Iowa 27-10. Joe Salem's touchdown pass to Roger Hagberg gave the Gophers a 13-10 lead.

OCT. 28, 1961

The No. 6 Gophers rallied from 13-0 and 20-8 deficits to defeat Michigan 23-20. The Gophers scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the last with 1:24 remaining, to rally for a victory that Charles Johnson said in the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune "has to rate with the great Gopher triumphs of all time."

NOV. 4, 1961

One week after rallying to beat Michigan, the No. 5 Gophers defeated No. 1 Michigan State 13-0. Bill Munsey scored both touchdowns for the Gophers.

NOV. 18, 1967

Curtis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Gophers to a 33-7 victory over Indiana, which went into the game unbeaten in the Big Ten. The Gophers eventually ended up in a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

OCT. 22, 1977

The Gophers defeated No. 1 Michigan 16-0 to end a nine-game losing streak to the Wolverines. Michigan, which had beaten the Gophers 45-0 in 1976, was coming off a 56-0 victory over Wisconsin.

NOV. 7, 1981

In the next-to-last game at Memorial Stadium, the Gophers defeated No. 18 Ohio State 35-31 for their first victory over the Buckeyes in 13 games. Mike Hohensee completed 37 of 67 passes for 444 yards and five touchdowns.

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New England 2/1/15 5:30 PM
Seattle
Milwaukee 59 3rd Qtr 12:00
Orlando 44
New York 49 3rd Qtr 11:10
Indiana 58
Denver 11 1st Qtr 0:27
Memphis 25
Chicago 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
Montreal 0 2nd Prd 12:25
NY Rangers 0
Winnipeg 2 2nd Prd 9:36
Philadelphia 3
Boston 2 2nd Prd 8:18
NY Islanders 1
Arizona 0 2nd Prd
Toronto 1
Dallas 3 2nd Prd
Ottawa 2
Detroit 1 2nd Prd
Tampa Bay 2
Columbus 0 2nd Prd
Florida 0
Nashville 0 1st Prd 10:45
St. Louis 0
Minnesota 8:00 PM
Calgary
Buffalo 8:30 PM
Edmonton
Anaheim 9:00 PM
San Jose
DePaul 72 FINAL
Providence 83
Michigan State 71 FINAL
Rutgers 51
Boston Univ 45 2nd Half 11:47
Army 48
Fla Atlantic 37 2nd Half 12:05
Charlotte 60
Youngstown St 39 2nd Half 14:19
Detroit 45
East Tenn St 44 2nd Half 9:23
Furman 40
Saint Louis 32 2nd Half 14:30
George Mason 41
USC Upstate 52 2nd Half 14:04
Jacksonville 40
High Point 52 2nd Half 9:18
Liberty 33
Central Conn St 46 2nd Half 7:27
Long Island 56
Western Ky 32 2nd Half 13:09
Louisiana Tech 47
Dayton 48 2nd Half 10:10
Massachusetts 53
Chattanooga 38 2nd Half 11:43
Mercer 44
Wofford 44 2nd Half 9:55
UNC Greensboro 32
Maryland 38 2nd Half 14:17
Ohio State 51
FIU 41 2nd Half 11:55
Old Dominion 45
Fair-Dickinson 39 2nd Half 11:40
Robert Morris 59
Mount St Marys 46 2nd Half 9:50
St Francis-NY 44
Bryant 48 2nd Half 10:34
St Francis-PA 55
Northern Ky 27 2nd Half 20:00
Stetson 37
Coll of Charleston 33 2nd Half 11:10
Towson 42
Western Carolina 57 2nd Half 14:46
Va Military 44
Sacred Heart 33 2nd Half 20:00
Wagner 30
Lipscomb 36 2nd Half 11:42
Fla Gulf Coast 48
Kennesaw St 42 2nd Half 11:20
North Florida 64
Appalachian St 16 2nd Half
Ga Southern 33
Holy Cross 18 2nd Half
Loyola-Maryland 26
Eastern Ill 22 2nd Half
UT Martin 43
Jacksonville St 10 1st Half 10:37
Belmont 26
Connecticut 14 1st Half 9:47
Cincinnati 17
Rider 11 1st Half 11:16
Saint Peters 10
SIU Edwardsville 20 1st Half 8:15
SE Missouri St 22
Marshall 21 1st Half 10:32
Southern Miss 12
Tenn Tech 13 1st Half 8:39
Tennessee St 15
Middle Tennessee 11 1st Half 14:41
TX-San Antonio 12
Ill-Chicago 11 1st Half 10:56
Milwaukee 10
Weber State 12 1st Half 10:53
North Dakota 10
Denver 11 1st Half 12:06
North Dakota St 5
IUPU-Ft Wayne 15 1st Half 8:54
South Dakota 18
Louisiana 7 1st Half 14:33
South Alabama 8
Georgia State 7:15 PM
Texas-Arlington
Ark-Little Rock 7:30 PM
Arkansas State
ULM 7:30 PM
Troy
Portland 8:00 PM
Gonzaga
Kentucky 8:00 PM
Missouri
Eastern Ky 8:00 PM
Murray State
UAB 8:00 PM
Texas-El Paso
Idaho State 8:00 PM
Northern Colorado
UMKC 8:00 PM
Grand Canyon
Chicago State 8:05 PM
Utah Valley U
Colorado 8:30 PM
USC
Cal Poly 9:00 PM
UC Irvine
Hawaii 9:00 PM
CS-Northridge
Pepperdine 9:00 PM
Pacific
Santa Clara 9:00 PM
San Diego
Utah 9:00 PM
UCLA
UC Santa Barbara 9:00 PM
UC Davis
Montana 9:05 PM
Portland State
Montana State 9:05 PM
Sacramento St
Long Beach State 9:30 PM
Cal State Fullerton
Loyola Marymount 9:30 PM
St Marys-CA
San Francisco 10:00 PM
BYU
California 10:00 PM
Washington St
Louisiana 47 FINAL
South Alabama 57
Saint Josephs 51 FINAL
Saint Louis 52
Appalachian St 77 FINAL
Georgia Southern 74
Niagara 58 FINAL
Saint Peters 65
Old Dominion 80 FINAL
FIU 67
Southern Miss 65 FINAL
Marshall 67
Georgia State 45 FINAL
TX-Arlington 57
Ark-Little Rock 69 FINAL
Arkansas State 70
ULM 51 FINAL
Troy 90
Pittsburgh 45 FINAL
(17) Duke 62
(6) Tennessee 41 2nd Half 12:18
(10) Kentucky 44
(24) Oklahoma 44 2nd Half 13:32
(14) Texas 39
Nebraska Omaha 47 2nd Half 6:33
IUPU-Ft Wayne 57
UC-Riverside 48 2nd Half 11:23
CS-Northridge 40
Army 44 2nd Half 10:25
Boston U 25
New Orleans 30 2nd Half 7:46
Nicholls 46
Charlotte 32 2nd Half 18:51
Florida Atlantic 39
Towson 37 2nd Half 5:45
Delaware 55
Hofstra 41 2nd Half 14:09
Northeastern 29
New Hampshire 49 2nd Half 7:52
Maine 72
Albany 61 2nd Half 11:12
Vermont 38
Hartford 41 2nd Half 11:14
Stony Brook 46
UNC-Wilmington 51 2nd Half 5:43
William & Mary 57
Clemson 39 2nd Half 16:30
Wake Forest 36
Alabama 37 2nd Half 13:16
(1) South Carolina 53
(23) Syracuse 41 2nd Half 11:44
(8) Louisville 52
Missouri 40 2nd Half 15:14
Florida 34
Iona 54 2nd Half 5:39
Fairfield 66
Manhattan 25 2nd Half 8:25
Marist 66
NC State 57 2nd Half 6:16
Virginia 53
(4) Notre Dame 58 2nd Half 10:50
Virginia Tech 35
(22) Rutgers 40 2nd Half 11:29
Purdue 33
(5) Maryland 64 2nd Half 11:37
Michigan 50
Milwaukee 38 2nd Half 11:40
Cleveland State 44
Wright State 78 2nd Half 11:57
Oakland 62
Jacksonville 35 2nd Half 14:44
USC Upstate 38
North Florida 36 2nd Half 8:37
Kennesaw St 31
Stetson 34 2nd Half 11:50
Northern Ky 50
Loyola-Maryland 36 2nd Half 8:30
Holy Cross 34
Lamar 44 2nd Half
Sam Houston St 34
Fla Gulf Coast 31 2nd Half
Lipscomb 19
Incarnate Word 7:00 PM
TX A&M-CC
McNeese State 7:00 PM
SE Louisiana
Vanderbilt 7 1st Half 12:07
(18) Miss State 14
IUPUI 9 1st Half 10:44
Western Ill 22
Abilene Christian 20 1st Half 9:45
Houston Baptist 12
Oral Roberts 15 1st Half 9:48
South Dakota St 10
Louisiana Tech 11 1st Half 11:37
Western Ky 18
TX-San Antonio 8 1st Half 11:48
Middle Tennessee 17
Texas-El Paso 14 1st Half 8:56
UAB 15
Auburn 8 1st Half 10:48
Arkansas 16
Grand Canyon 13 1st Half 9:19
UMKC 14
Illinois 13 1st Half 12:10
(15) Nebraska 9
(20) Iowa 23 1st Half 11:02
Northwestern 20
Utah Valley U 12 1st Half 11:55
Chicago State 15
Green Bay 16 1st Half 9:16
Valparaiso 8
Ole Miss 8:00 PM
LSU
Portland State 8:00 PM
Montana
Sacramento St 8:00 PM
Montana State
North Dakota 8:00 PM
Weber State
Ohio State 8:00 PM
Wisconsin
Northern Colorado 8:00 PM
Idaho State
BYU 9:00 PM
San Francisco
St Marys-CA 9:00 PM
Loyola Marymount
Pacific 9:00 PM
Pepperdine
Cal-Irvine 9:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
San Diego 9:00 PM
Santa Clara
UC Davis 9:00 PM
Cal Poly
Long Beach St 10:59 PM
Hawaii

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