|1977 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1977 record||7–5 (4–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Cal Stoll (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1977 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 9 Michigan +||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 11 Ohio State +||7||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
The 1977 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1977 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Cal Stoll, the Golden Gophers compiled a 7–5 record but were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 180 to 171.
Steve Midboe received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Kicker Paul Rogind and defensive tackle Steve Midboe were named All-Big Ten first team. Defensive tackle Mark Merrill, center Mark Slater and defensive back Bobby Weber were named All-Big Ten second team. Offensive lineman Dennis Fitzpatrick, offensive lineman Bryson Hollimon, defensive lineman Stan Sytsma and corner back Bob Weber were named Academic All-Big Ten.
|September 10||Western Michigan*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 10–7||29,619|
|September 17||at No. 6 Ohio State||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH||L 7–38||87,799|
|September 24||No. 18 UCLA*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 27–13||41,076|
|October 1||Washington*||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 19–17||31,895|
|October 8||at Iowa||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Rivalry)||L 6–18||57,460|
|October 15||Northwestern||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||W 13–7||39,021|
|October 22||No. 1 Michigan||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug)||W 16–0||44,165|
|October 29||at Indiana||No. 19||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN||L 22–34||30,399|
|November 5||Michigan State||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN||L 10–29||30,600|
|November 12||at Illinois||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||W 21–0||37,689|
|November 19||Wisconsin||Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 13–7||30,742|
|December 22||vs. Maryland||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Hall of Fame Classic)||L 7–17||47,000|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "1977 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
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160
- "No. 1 Michigan Shut Out by Gophers." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Oct 23.