1990 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1990 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1990 record 6–5 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach John Gutekunst (5th season)
Captain Frank Jackson, Mike Sunvold
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Michigan + 6 2 0     9 3 0
No. 16 Michigan State + 6 2 0     8 3 1
No. 25 Illinois + 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 18 Iowa + 6 2 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 5 2 1     7 4 1
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 4 1     6 5 1
Northwestern 1 7 0     2 9 0
Purdue 1 7 0     2 9 0
Wisconsin 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth year under head coach John Gutekunst, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–5 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 281 to 224.[1]

Center Chris Thome was named All-Big Ten first team.[2] Offensive tackle Mike Sunvold and defensive back Sean Lumpkin were named All-Big Ten second team.[2] Punter Brent Herbel was named Academic All-American.[3] Quarterback Scott Schaffner and linebacker Joel Staats were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Mike Sunvold was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[4] Quarterback Marquel Fleetwood was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[4] Cornerback Kenneth Sebree was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Cornerback Frank Jackson was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[4] Running back Jim King was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 243,511, which averaged out to 40,585 per game. The season high for attendance was against the Iowa.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 7:00 PM Utah* MetrodomeMinneapolis L 29–35   32,229
September 15 1:30 PM Iowa State* Metrodome • Minneapolis W 20–16   37,108
September 22 1:30 PM at No. 8 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska L 0–56   76,354
October 6 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana W 19–7   34,123
October 13 1:30 PM Northwesterndagger Metrodome • Minneapolis W 35–25   32,522
October 20 1:30 PM No. 20 Indiana Metrodome • Minneapolis W 12–0   38,227
October 27 12:30 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 23–52   83,945
November 3 1:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 21–3   51,189
November 10 1:30 PM No. 24 Michigan State Metrodome • Minneapolis L 16–28   38,731
November 17 12:00 PM at No. 16 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan (Little Brown Jug) L 18–35   102,112
November 24 1:30 PM No. 13 Iowa Metrodome • Minneapolis (Floyd of Rosedale) W 31–24   64,694
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180. 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 182. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 181. 
  5. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160