1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1995 record 3–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Wacker (4th season)
Captain Justin Conzemius, Chris Darkins, Todd Jesewitz, Craig Sauer
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Northwestern $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 13 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
No. 25 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach Jim Wacker, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3–8 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 368 to 272.[1]

Offensive guard Todd Jesewitz and linebacker Broderick Hall (American football) were named All-Big Ten second team.[2] Defensive back Justin Conzemius was named Academic All-American second team.[3] Kicker Mike Chalberg, defensive back Justin Conzemius, defensive tackle Troy Duerr, offensive lineman Chris Fowlkes, linebacker Peter Hiestand, offensive lineman Todd Jesewitz, quarterback Rob Jones, wide receiver Tony Levine, defensive tackle Antoine Richard, linebacker Craig Sauer, quarterback Cory Sauter, linebacker Jim Tallman, defensive end Dave Watson, linebacker Parc Williams and long snapper Scott Williams were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Craig Sauer was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[4] Cory Sauter was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[4] Mike Chalberg was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Justin Conzemius was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[4] Running back Chris Darkins was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

Total home attendance for the season was 291,173, which averaged out to 48,529 per game.[5] The season high for attendance was against Wisconsin.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 6:00 PM Ball State* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis MSC W 31–7   48,420
September 23 11:00 AM at Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York Creative L 17–27   42,780
September 30 6:00 PM Arkansas State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis MSC W 55–7   42,472
October 7 6:00 PM Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis W 39–38   39,343
October 14 6:00 PM Northwesterndagger Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis MSC L 17–27   50,504
October 21 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 31–34   70,123
October 28 2:30 PM at No. 9 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan (Little Brown Jug) ABC L 17–52   104,929
November 4 6:00 PM No. 4 Ohio State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis ESPN2 L 21–49   46,418
November 11 6:00 PM Wisconsin Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 L 27–34   64,016
November 18 1:00 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 14-48   45,521
November 25 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) L 3–45   65,794
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 44 Chris Darkins Sr
QB 17 Cory Sauter So
WR 4 Ryan Thelwell So
QB 13 Spergon Wynn Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 24 Rodney Heath Jr
LB 16 Craig Sauer Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 [permanent dead link]