June 6, 2013
Welcome to Gophersports.com'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)
Elite Access: P.J. Fleck on Gopher Road Trip
Check out some of the best moments from Coach P.J. Fleck as he toured Minnesota with the Gopher Road Trip!
Athlon Recognizes Eight Gophers
Annual magazine prediction tabs eight Gophers as All-Big Ten players. Carpenter named first team, while Richardson, Santoso and Smith receive second-team honors.
Elite Access: Gophers Visit Children's Hospital
Members of the Gopher Football team and head coach P.J. Fleck visit with patients at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in May 2017.