Summer Video Vault: 1973 Gopher Football Team

June 6, 2013

Welcome to's Summer Video Vault. Each week we'll bring you a new video from our archives.

This week we present the highlight video from the 1973 Golden Gopher football season. Led by second-year head coach Cal Stoll, Minnesota struggled out of the gates with losses against No. 3 Ohio State, a Kansas team that finished the year ranked 19th in the country and second-ranked Nebraska.

Sitting at 1-3 and 0-1 in the Big Ten, the Golden Gophers rattled off six wins in their final seven games to finish third in the conference with a 6-2 mark and 7-4 overall record.

Leading Rusher: Rick Upchurch (141/841 yards, 9 TDs)
Leading Passer: John Lawing (48-23-6, 276 yards, 3 TDs)
Leading Receiver: Keith Fahnhorst (10 rec., 102 yards)
Leading Tackler: Mike Steidl (62 solo, 37 assists, 99 total)




Gophers Stopped by Wisconsin, 31-21


The Golden Gophers dropped its regular-season finale, 31-21, against the Badgers at TCF Bank Stadium.

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