|1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1951 record||2–6–1 (1–4–1 Big Ten)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1951 Big Ten Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Illinois $||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||0||–||1|
|No. 8 Wisconsin||5||–||1||–||1||7||–||1||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Wes Fesler, the Golden Gophers compiled a 2–6–1 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 258 to 162.
No Golden Gophers players were named any major awards, All-American, Academic All-American, All-Big Ten or Academic All-Big Ten. It was the last season that no Golden Gopher players achieved any of the awards.
Halfback Ron Engel was awarded the Team MVP Award.
|September 29||No. 8 Washington*||L 20-25||51,148|
|October 6||at No. 2 California*||L 14–55||69,000|
|October 13||Northwestern||L 7–21||51,915|
|October 20||Nebraska*||W 39–20||54,625|
|October 27||at Michigan||L 27–54||83,060|
|November 3||at Iowa||T 20–20||40,000|
|November 10||Indiana||W 16–14||45,986|
|November 17||at Purdue||L 13–19||29,000|
|November 24||No. 8 Wisconsin||L 6–30||52,177|
- "1951 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182[permanent dead link]
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181[permanent dead link]
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160[permanent dead link]