Gophers humiliated in Ann Arbor: 58-0

The defeat – one of the worst in school history – will not soon be forgotten.

Michigan carries the Little Brown Jug after crushing Minnesota 58-0 Saterday at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Mark Vancleave

Michigan carries the Little Brown Jug after crushing Minnesota 58-0 Saterday at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Samuel Gordon

The GophersâÄô lopsided defeat in Michigan ranks as one of the worst losses in school history.

Minnesota fans expressed shame and embarrassment after SaturdayâÄôs shutout.

Self-identified Gophers fan and University of Minnesota student Michael Berres said he thinks the team will lose support after the shellacking, and said the loss was âÄúembarrassing.âÄù

âÄúI watched the first quarter and then I left because I couldnâÄôt take it anymore âĦ I couldnâÄôt believe that they couldnâÄôt score any points,âÄù he said.

Eric Stoll said the teamâÄôs performance is discouraging and that he doesnâÄôt want to watch games.

Jim Burns, 48, said heâÄôs closely followed the Gophers for 30 years and was shocked when he saw the final score.

âÄúI didnâÄôt know the program was that bad off. I knew they were down but I didnâÄôt know they were that far down,âÄù he said. âÄúI think it tells us how bad [former head coach Tim Brewster] left the program.âÄù

Burns said he thinks Brewster was the worst coach that Minnesota has had since he began following the team and blamed athletic administration for the Brewster hire and the current state of the program.

âÄúI think they should fire [Joel] Maturi. I think that heâÄôs the reason that all this is going on,âÄù he said.

The 58-0 mark is tied for the second worst shutout loss in team history. In 1991, the Gophers lost to Colorado by the same score. The worst was a 63-0 drubbing at Oklahoma in 1986.