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The first Big Nine title game for the Gophers was played in 1900. That season, Minnesota went 10-0-2 under the first year direction of Dr. Henry Williams. Dr. Williams was Minnesota's first full-time, salaried coach. He left his mark on the game as a member of the rules committee: he was the first to propose legislation legalizing the forward pass. (The forward pass was legalized in 1906.) In 21 years as football coach he compiled a 136-33-11 record. The Gophers won eight Big Ten titles under Williams. He was honored in 1950 when the U of M Fieldhouse was renamed Williams Arena.
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Aug 31 Thu 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Buffalo Bulls TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Sep 9 Sat 3:30 AM Oregon State Beavers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Reser Stadium
Corvallis, OR
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Sep 16 Sat 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Sep 30 Sat 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Oct 7 Sat 3:30 AM Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Ross-ade Stadium
West Lafayette, IN
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Oct 14 Sat 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Michigan State Spartans TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Oct 21 Sat 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Oct 28 Sat 3:30 AM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA
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Nov 4 Sat 3:30 AM Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Michigan Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI
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Nov 11 Sat 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Nov 18 Sat 3:30 AM Northwestern Wildcats vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Ryan Field
Evanston, IL
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Nov 25 Sat 3:30 AM Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
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Oct 27 Sat 7:00 PM North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Orleans Arena - The Orleans Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
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Minnesota football history was made on Sept. 29, 1882, when Minnesota played Hamline at the Col. King State Fairgrounds, near Riverside and Franklin in South Minneapolis. These two teams, along with Carleton, were to take part in a "Field Day" at the Fairgrounds. Carleton failed to show up, and Hamline nearly left, but Minnesota team captain A.J. Baldwin talked Hamline into staying and playing what would be the first football game in U of M history. Baldwin scored the first points of the game to lead the Gophers to a 4-0 win.

Alfred Pillsbury was one of the founders of football at Minnesota. In the early days, there were no governing bodies regulating collegiate eligibility, so Pillsbury played at Minnesota for eight seasons, from 1885-92. His greatest contribution may have been changing the team's style of play from the soccer style to the rugby style. He accomplished this mainly because he owned the only rugby ball in town!