1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
1891 record3–1–1
Head coachEdward Moulton (1st season)
CaptainWilliam C. Leary
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The 1891 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1891 college football season. It was the only season under head coach Edward "Dad" Moulton and it saw Minnesota's first out-of-state trip with a pair of games in Iowa. The first of these games was against Grinnell and ended up in a 12-12 tie. The second game was Minnesota's first meeting with long-time rival Iowa and resulted in an easy 42-4 Minnesota victory.[1]:20


October 17Ex-CollegiatesMinneapolis, MNL 0–4
October 24WisconsinMinneapolis, MN (Rivalry)W 26–12
October 31at Iowa CollegeGrinnell, IAT 12–12
November 2at IowaIowa City, IA (Rivalry)W 42–4
November 14Iowa CollegeMinneapolis, MNW 22–14


  • Center, James Madigan
  • Tackles, George Sikes, R.C. Dewey
  • Guards, Charles G. Flanagan, Everhard P. Harding
  • Ends, L.C. Edson, E.C. Bisbee, David R. Burbank
  • Halfbacks, Eugene L. Patterson, William C. Leary (captain)
  • Quarterback, Alfred F. Pillsbury
  • Fullback, Charles S. Hale
  • Substitutes, George Hawley, Russell H. Folwell, John C. Ohnstad, Grant B. Rossman, A.T. Larson, A.J. Harris, R.L. Cramb
  • Coach/Trainer Edward "Dad" Moulton.[1]:36


  1. 1.0 1.1 The General Alumni Association (1928). Martin Newell. ed. The History of Minnesota Football. The General Alumni Association of the University of Minnesota.
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