1998 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1998 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1998 record 5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason (2nd season)
Captain Troy Duerr, Antoine Richard, Parc Williams
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Ohio State %+   7 1         11 1  
No. 6 Wisconsin $+   7 1         11 1  
No. 12 Michigan +   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
No. 17 Penn State   5 3         9 3  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Glen Mason, the Golden Gophers compiled a 5–6 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 249 to 229.[1]

Tyrone Carter was named an All-American by Football News and The Sports Network.[2] Carter was also named All-Big Ten first team.[3] Running back Thomas Hamner was named All-Big Ten second team.[3] 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.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 249,764, which averaged out to 41,627 per game. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 1:30 PM Arkansas State* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis W 17–14   40,112
September 12 7:00 PM at Houston* Robertson StadiumHouston W 14–7   17,540
September 19 2:30 PM Memphis* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis MSC W 41–14   35,919
October 3 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana L 21–56   56,809
October 10 2:30 PM No. 13 Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis ABC L 17–27   40,456
October 17 11:00 AM at No. 1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ESPN L 15–45   93,183
October 24 11:00 AM Michigan State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis ESPN+ W 19–18   41,327
October 31 11:00 AM No. 22 Michigan Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 10–15   41,310
November 7 11:00 AM at No. 8 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN L 7–26   78,767
November 14 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana L 19–20   30,049
November 21 1:30 PM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis (Floyd of Rosedale) W 49–7   50,640
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 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. 179 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 [permanent dead link]