|1991 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|1991 record||2–9 (1–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||John Gutekunst|
|Home stadium||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome|
|1991 Big Ten football standings|
|#6/6 Michigan †||8||–||0||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1991 season was the Golden Gophers' sixth and final season under head coach John Gutekunst. The Golden Gophers won two games and lost nine. Total attendance for the season was 218,219, which averaged out to 36,369 per game. The season high for attendance was against the San José State.
Offensive linemen Chip Brixius, defensive back Chris Cohen, wide receiver Omar Douglas, linebacker Dan LiSanti, running back Ken McClintock, defensive back Jeff Rosga and linebacker Lance Wolkow were named Academic All-Big Ten.
Defensive back Sean Lumpkin was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award. Tight end Patt Evans was awarded the Bruce Smith Award. Ken McClintock was awarded the Bobby Bell Award. Linebacker Joel Staats was awarded the Butch Nash Award. Quarterback Scott Schaffner was awarded the Paul Giel Award.
|September 14*||7:00 PM||San José State||Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN||W 26–20||47,914|
|September 21*||1:00 PM||at #19 Colorado||Folsom Field • Boulder, CO||L 0–58||52,147|
|September 28*||2:30 PM||#18 Pittsburgh||Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN||ABC||L 13–14||39,511|
|October 5||11:30 AM||at #22 Illinois||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||ESPN||L 3–24||57,981|
|October 12†||1:30 PM||Purdue||Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN||W 6–3||31,939|
|October 19||12:00 PM||at Michigan State||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||L 12–20||75,097|
|October 25||7:00 PM||#4 Michigan||Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug)||L 6–52||32,577|
|November 2||12:00 PM||at Indiana||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN||L 8–34||44,095|
|November 9||11:30 AM||#19 Ohio State||Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN||ESPN||L 6–35||30,145|
|November 16||1:30 PM||Wisconsin||Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe)||L 16–19||36,133|
|November 23||1:05 PM||at Iowa||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale)||L 8–23||69,500|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|