World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1997 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

Article Id: WHEBN0013192768
Reproduction Date:

Title: 1997 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Glen Mason, Tai Streets, 1997 Michigan Wolverines football team, Penn State Nittany Lions football under Joe Paterno (in the Big Ten), 1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

1997 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were head coached by Glen Mason for ten seasons, from 1997 to 2006.[1] In those ten seasons, the Golden Gophers had 64 wins and 57 losses.[1] In the Big Ten, they won 32 games and lost 48.[2] The Golden Gophers went to seven bowl games, more than all other Golden Gopher head coaches combined (5 other bowl appearances in university history).

Eleven players were award All-American status under Mason.[3] Laurence Maroney was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.[4] Twenty-four players were named All-Big Ten first team.[4] Sixteen players were named All-Big Ten second team.[4] Four players were named Academic All-American second team.[5] Tyrone Carter was named the Jim Thorpe Award winner in 1999.[5] In 2005, Greg Eslinger was awarded the Outland Trophy and Dave Rimington Trophy.[5] Matt Spaeth was awarded the 2006 John Mackey Award.[5]

1997

1997
Conference Big Ten Conference
1997 record 3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)

The 1997 season was the Golden Gophers' first season under head coach Glen Mason.[2] The Golden Gophers only won three games, but nearly defeated the #1 ranked team in the AP Poll, the Penn State Nittany Lions.[2] Total attendance for the season was 269,385, which averaged out to 44,897 per game.[6] The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[6]

Defensive end Lamanzer Williams was named an All-American by the College Football Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America.[3] Williams was also named All-Big Ten first team.[4] Wide Receiver Tutu Atwell and strong safety Tyrone Carter were named All-Big Ten second team.[4] Linebacker Luke Braaten, cornerback Jason Hagman, placekicker Erin McManus, fullback Brad Prigge, long snapper Derek Rackley, quarterback Cory Sauter, defensive tackle Theron von Behren and linebacker Parc Williams were named Academic All-Big Ten.[5]

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 8:00 PM at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 3–17   31,510
September 13 6:00 PM Iowa State* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 53–29   55,943
September 20 6:00 PM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 20–17   23,208
September 27 6:00 PM Houston* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 43–45   36,447
October 4 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 10–31   75,263
October 11 6:00 PM Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 43–59   37,821
October 18 11:00 AM at #1 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN+ L 15–16   96,953
October 25 11:30 AM Wisconsin Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 L 21–22   57,563
November 1 11:00 AM at #4 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Battle for the Little Brown Jug) ESPN+ L 3–24   106,577
November 8 3:00 PM #7 Ohio State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 3–31   47,706
November 15 6:00 PM Indiana Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 24–12   33,905
November 22 1:00 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Battle for the Floyd of Rosedale) L 0–31   64,591
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


1998

1998
Conference Big Ten Conference
1998 record 5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)

The 1998 season was the Golden Gophers' second season under head coach Glen Mason.[2] The Golden Gophers won five games and four of their losses came against ranked opponents.[2] Total attendance for the season was 249,764, which averaged out to 41,627 per game.[6] The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[6]

Tyrone Carter was named an All-American by Football News and The Sports Network.[3] Carter was also named All-Big Ten first team.[4] Running back Thomas Hamner was named All-Big Ten second team.[4] Defensive tackle Matt Anderle, linebacker Luke Braaten, cornerback Jason Hagman, linebacker Justin Hall, fullback Brad Prigge, long snapper Derek Rackley, offensive guard Ryan Roth, tight end Zach Vevea, linebacker Jim Wilkinson and linebacker Parc Williams were named Academic All-Big Ten.[5]

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 1:30 PM Arkansas State* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 17–14   40,112
September 12 7:00 PM at Houston* Robertson StadiumHouston, TX W 14–7   17,540
September 19 2:30 PM Memphis* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 41–14   35,919
October 3 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 21–56   56,809
October 10 2:30 PM #13 Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ABC L 17–27   40,456
October 17 11:00 AM at #1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 15–45   93,183
October 24 11:00 AM Michigan State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 19–18   41,327
October 31 11:00 AM #22 Michigan Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 10–15   41,310
November 7 11:00 AM at #8 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN L 7–26   78,767
November 14 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 19–20   30,049
November 21 1:30 PM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) W 49–7   50,640
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


1999

1999
Sun Bowl vs. Oregon, L 20–24
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #18
1999 record 8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)

The 1999 season was the Golden Gophers' third season under head coach Glen Mason.[2] The Golden Gophers won eight games and lost four.[2] Total attendance for the season was 318,086, which averaged out to 45,441 per game.[6] The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[6]

Tyrone Carter was named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, The Sporting News, Sportsline.com, American Football Coaches Association, College Football News and Football Writers Association of America.[3] Carter, center Ben Hamilton, running back Thomas Hamner and defensive end Karon Riley were named All-Big Ten first team.[4] Defensive tackle John Schlecht and corner back Willie Middlebrooks were named All-Big Ten second team.[4] Carter was awarded the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the country.[5] Offensive lineman Akeem Akinwale, linebacker Luke Braaten, Free Safety Jack Brewer, offensive lineman Derek Burns, defensive end Mike Cernoch, punter Preston Gruening, Linebacker Justin Hall, wide receiver Ron Johnson, defensive end Astein Osei, full back Brad Prigge, long snapper Derek Rackley, defensive tackle Dave Sykora and tight end Zach Vevea were named Academic All-Big Ten.[5]

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 11:00 AM Ohio U.* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 33–7   35,552
September 11 7:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 35–0   38,137
September 18 1:30 PM Illinois State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 55–7   33,726
October 2 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL W 33–14   24,439
October 9 11:00 AM #20 Wisconsin #25 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN+ L 17–20 OT  63,108
October 16 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 W 37–7   49,152
October 23 11:00 AM #22 Ohio State #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 17–20   50,842
October 30 11:00 AM #18 Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 28–33   48,869
November 6 11:00 AM at #2 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 24–23   96,753
November 13 11:00 AM Indiana #20 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 44–20   47,852
November 20 11:00 AM at Iowa #17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN+ W 25–21   55,386
December 31 1:00 PM vs. Oregon* #12 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 20–24   48,757
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


2000

2000
, L 30–38 vs. North Carolina State
Conference Big Ten Conference
2000 record 6–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
MVP Ben Hamilton
Ron Johnson
Captain Ben Hamilton
Sean Hoffman
Karon Riley
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)

The 2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2000–2001. The team's coach was Glen Mason, he led the team to an 6–6 record and an appearance in the . Minnesota played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 2000 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 11:00 AM Louisiana–Monroe* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 47–10   40,183
September 9 1:30 PM Ohio* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17–23   41,637
September 16 11:30 AM at Baylor* Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FSN W 34–9   20,125
September 23 11:00 AM at #21 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN L 24–38   67,425
September 30 11:00 AM #22 Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN W 44–10   44,462
October 7 11:00 AM Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 25–16   44,439
October 14 11:00 AM at #6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN2 W 29–17   98,120
October 21 1:00 PM at Indiana #22 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 43–51   30,882
October 28 11:00 AM #23 Northwestern Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 35–41   59,004
November 4 11:00 AM Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 L 20–41   79,171
November 18 11:00 AM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN+ W 27–24   54,387
December 28 6:00 PM vs. NC State* Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (MicronPC.com Bowl) TBS L 30–38   28,359
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


Game notes

Ohio State

1 234Total
Minnesota 17 606 29
Ohio St 3 707 17

Minnesota snapped a 16-game losing streak to Ohio State and beat Glen Mason's alma mater in Columbus for the first time since 1949.[7]


2001

2001
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #Not ranked
AP #Not ranked
2001 record 4–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)

The 2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2001–2002. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at Toledo* Glass BowlToledo, OH L 7–38   34,950[8]
September 8 1:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 44–14   35,089[9]
September 29 11:00 AM #24 Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 28–35 OT  40,160[10]
October 6 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ L 14–25   53,225[11]
October 13 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN+ L 17–23   31,097[12]
October 20 11:00 AM Michigan State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 28–19   47,385[13]
October 27 1:30 PM Murray State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 66–10   36,981[14]
November 3 6:45 PM Ohio State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 28–31   45,407[15]
November 10 11:00 AM at #12 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ESPN2 L 10–31   110,828[16]
November 17 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 L 24–42   65,491[17]
November 24 11:00 AM Wisconsin Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 W 42–31   55,890[18]
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


2002

2002
Music City Bowl Champions
, W 29–14 vs. Arkansas
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #Not ranked
AP #Not ranked
2002 record 8–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)

The 2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2002–2003. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2001 was the fifth season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to an 4–7 record.

The 2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

Redshirt freshman defensive end Brandon Hall was shot and killed on September 1, 2002 in downtown Minneapolis after a fight that involved other teammates and other individuals. Hall's killer was convicted in his murder.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM }|SW Texas State]]* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 42–0   32,209[19]
September 7 7:00 PM at Louisiana–Lafayette* Cajun FieldLafayette, LA ESPN+ W 35–11   20,512[20]
September 14 1:30 PM Toledo* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 31–21   36,640[21]
September 21 1:30 PM Buffalo* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 42–17   34,294[22]
September 28 5:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 15–28   56,839[23]
October 3 7:00 PM Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 31–10   32,663[24]
October 10 7:00 PM Northwestern Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 45–42   37,729[25]
October 19 11:00 AM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN+ W 28–7   74,232[26]
November 2 3:30 PM at #4 Ohio State #19 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 3–34   104,897[27]
November 9 6:45 PM #13 Michigan Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 24–41   53,773[28]
November 16 11:00 AM #6 Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN L 21–45   65,184[29]
November 23 11:00 AM Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN L 31–49   78,843[30]
December 30 1:00 PM vs. #25 Arkansas* Adelphia ColiseumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 29–14   39,183[31]
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


2003

2003
Sun Bowl Champions
, W 31–30, Oregon
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #20
2003 record 10–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)


The 2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the college football season of 2003–2004. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2002 was the sixth season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to an 8–5 record and an appearance in the Music City Bowl.

The 2003 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was ranked 17th in the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll and 20th in the final Associated Press poll.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM Tulsa* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 49–10   36,623[32]
September 6 7:00 PM }|Troy State]]* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 48–7   31,393[33]
September 13 1:00 PM at Ohio* Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN+ W 42–20   20,227[34]
September 20 7:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette* #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 48–14   34,929[35]
September 27 11:00 AM at Penn State #24 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN W 20–14   106,735[36]
October 4 11:00 AM at Northwestern #21 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN+ W 42–17   23,539[37]
October 10 7:00 PM #20 Michigan #17 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 35–38   62,374[38]
October 18 11:00 AM #15 Michigan State #25 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 38–44   38,778[39]
October 25 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 36–10   46,407[40]
November 1 1:00 PM Indiana #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 55–7   45,398[41]
November 8 11:00 AM Wisconsin #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN W 37–34   59,543[42]
November 15 11:00 AM at #20 Iowa #19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 L 22–40   70,397[43]
December 31 1:00 PM vs. Oregon* #24 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 31–30   49,894[44]
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


Game notes

Wisconsin

Wisconsin at #24/18 Minnesota
1 234Total
Wisconsin 3 10147 34
Minnesota 10 14310 37
  • Source: ESPN


2004

2005

2006

References

  • Eric Thrall's Gopher History
  • Media Guide History Section
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.