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This week in Gopher football history! A stunning look at all the games that have occurred from September 29th to October 5th.

Navy boys leading a card stunt at Memorial Stadium in 1942
Navy boys leading a card stunt at Memorial Stadium in 1942
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Some Navy boys leading the Memorial stadium crowd in a card stunt, 1942. via MNHS

Without further ado:

Win vs Mpls Central High School 20-0 (first game vs Twin Cities H.S.) 9/29 1895 Armory Field
Win vs Carleton 44-0 9/29 1900 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota St 56-12 9/29 1934 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Washington 20-25 9/29 1951 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Washington 34-14 9/29 1956 at Seattle, Washington
Tie vs Missouri 0-0 9/29 1962 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Kansas 19-34 9/29 1973 at Lawrence, Kansas
Win vs Northwestern 38-8 9/29 1979 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Ohio St 22-35 9/29 1984 Metrodome
Loss vs Purdue 28-35 (OT) 9/29 2001 Metrodome
Loss vs Ohio St 7-30 9/29 2007 Metrodome
Loss vs Iowa 13-31 9/29 2012 at Iowa City, Iowa
Win vs Macalester 112-0 9/30 1903 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs Pillsbury/Shattuck 54-0 9/30 1905 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs Iowa St 5-0 9/30 1911 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs South Dakota St 19-6 9/30 1933 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Arizona 62-0 9/30 1939 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Nebraska 39-0 9/30 1944 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Washington 13-28 9/30 1950 at Seattle, Washington
Loss vs Missouri 0-6 9/30 1961 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Nebraska 0-7 9/30 1967 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Loss vs Nebraska 0-49 9/30 1972 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Loss vs UCLA 9/30 1978 at Los Angeles, California
Win vs Indiana St 34-14 9/30 1989 Metrodome
Win vs Arkansas St 55-7 9/30 1995 Metrodome
Win vs Illinois 44-10 9/30 2000 Metrodome
Win vs Tulsa 49-10 9/30 2003 Metrodome
Loss vs Michigan 14-28 9/30 2006 Metrodome
Win vs Ex-Collegiates 18-10 10/1 1892 Armory Field
Win vs Carleton 32-0 10/1 1898 Armory Field
Win vs Carleton 65-0 10/1 1904 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs South Dakota 17-0 10/1 1910 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 19-0 10/1 1921 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 57-10 10/1 1927 Memorial Stadium
Win vs South Dakota St 12-0 10/1 1932 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Nebraska 16-7 10/1 1938 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Nebraska 28-6 10/1 1949 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Loss vs Purdue 6-7 10/1 1955 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Indiana 42-0 10/1 1960 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Kansas 14-16 10/1 1966 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Washington 19-17 10/1 1977 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Ohio St 18-69 10/1 1983 at Columbus, Ohio
Loss vs Purdue 10-14 10/1 1988 at West Lafayette, Indiana
Loss vs Indiana 14-25 10/1 1994 at Bloomington, Indiana
Loss vs Penn St 14-44 10/1 2005 at University Park, Pennsilvania
Loss vs Michigan 0-58 10/1 2011 at Ann Arbor, Michigan
Win vs Macalester 26-0 10/2 1897 Armory Field
Win vs Iowa 41-0 10/2 1909 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 41-0 10/2 1915 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 41-3 10/2 1920 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 51-0 10/2 1926 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Nebraska 9-14 10/2 1937 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Win vs Nebraska 54-0 10/2 1943 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Nebraska 39-13 10/2 1948 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Pittsburgh 46-7 10/2 1954 at Pittsburgh, Pennsilvania
Loss vs Missouri 6-17 10/2 1965 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Kansas 38-20 10/2 1971 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Washington 7-38 10/2 1976 at Seattle, Washington
Loss vs Illinois 24-42 10/2 1982 Metrodome
Loss vs Indiana 19-23 10/2 1993 Metrodome
Win vs Northwestern 33-14 10/2 1999 at Evanston, Illinois
Win vs Penn St 16-7 10/2 2004 Metrodome
Loss vs Northwestern 28-29 10/2 2010 TCF Bank Stadium
Win vs Carleton 16-6 10/3 1896 Armory Field
Win vs Macalester (Tuesday Game) 29-0 10/3 1899 Armory Field
Win vs Grinnell 39-0 10/3 1903 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs Larence 6-0 10/3 1908 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 28-6 10/3 1914 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 25-6 10/3 1925 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Oklahoma A and M 20-0 10/3 1931 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Iowa Seahawks 6-7 10/3 1942 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Michigan St 0-21 10/3 1953 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Indiana 24-14 10/3 1959 Memorial Stadium
Win vs California 26-20 10/3 1964 at Berkeley, California
Loss vs Nebraska 10-35 10/3 1970 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Illinois 29-38 10/3 1981 at Champaign, Illinois
Win vs Purude 21-19 10/3 1987 Metrodome
Win vs Illinois 18-17 10/3 1992 Metrodome
Loss vs Purdue 21-56 10/3 1998 at West Lafayette, Indiana
Win vs Illinois 31-10 (Thursday Game) 10/3 2002 Metrodome
Loss vs Wisconsin 28-31 10/3 2009 TCF Bank Stadium
Win vs Iowa St 16-0 10/4 1902 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs St. Thomas 42-0 10/4 1905 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs Iowa St 25-0 10/4 1913 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 39-0 10/4 1919 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs North Dakota 14-0 10/4 1924 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Vanderbilt 7-33 10/4 1930 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Nebraska 28-13 10/4 1947 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Loss vs California 13-49 10/4 1952 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Pittsburgh 7-13 10/4 1958 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Nebraska 14-42 10/4 1969 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Win vs Ohio 21-0 10/4 1975 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Northwestern 49-21 10/4 1980 at Evanston, Illinois
Win vs Purdue 36-9 10/4 1986 at West Lafayette, Indiana
Loss vs Michigan St 10-31 10/4 1997 at East Lansing, Michigan
Win vs Northwestern 42-17 10/4 2003 at Evanston, Illinois
Win vs Indiana 16-7 10/4 2008 Metrodome
Loss vs Grinnell 4-6 10/5 1895 Armory Field
Loss vs Alumni (Wednesday Game) 10/5 1898 Armory Field
Win vs Chicago 27-0 10/5 1901 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs St. Thomas 47-0 10/5 1904 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs Iowa St 5-0 10/5 1912 Greater Northrup Field
Tie vs All Stars 0-0 10/5 1918 Greater Northrup Field
Win vs Coe College 39-0 10/5 1929 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Nebraska 13-7 10/5 1940 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Indiana 0-21 10/5 1946 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Purdue 21-17 10/5 1957 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Army 24-8 10/5 1963 Memorial Stadium
Win vs Wake Forest 24-19 10/5 1968 Memorial Stadium
Loss vs Nebraska 0-54 10/5 1974 at Lincoln, Nebraska
Win vs Purdue 45-15 10/5 1985 Metrodome

Oh boy! That's a lot of games against the Dakotas', Purdue, various High Schools' and other odd non conference foes. These games are fun to run through like this, but everything seems out of context.

Some of the highlights include:

Beating the "Ex-Collegiates" on October 1st, 1892!

Playing poorly against"Alumni" on the 5th of October, 1898.

Beating the piss out of Macalester September 30, 1903, 112-0.

Tying the "All-Stars" on October 5th, 1918.

On October 3rd, 1942 the Gophers lost to Bernie Bierman's Iowa Seahawks. The Seahwaks were a Navy pre-flight school that operated during the build up to World War II and Bierman, a World War I veteran, contributed to the war effort by beating a bunch of college teams with Navy kids.

Anyone else remember those crazy games versus Purdue in the early 2000s? They all seemed to have gone into overtime. Well on September 29th, 2001 The Gophers shit the bed and lost 28-35 to Kyle Orton at the Metrodome.

Anything else stand out to you from these games?