2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
Music City Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Alabama
Conference Big Ten Conference
2004 record 7–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason (8th season)
Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson (3rd season)
Captain Greg Eslinger, Justin Fraley, Rian Melander, Darrell Reid
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
No. 17 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
No. 20 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's coach was Glen Mason, it played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Previous season[edit]

2003 was the seventh season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to a 10–3 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl, it was the first time since 1905 the Gophers had won 10 games in a season.

Polls[edit]

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final Coaches' Poll or AP Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 8:00 PM Toledo* No. 25 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 63–21   45,144[1]
September 11 2:30 PM Illinois State* No. 22 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 37–21   34,006[2]
September 18 9:00 PM at Colorado State* No. 22 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO ESPN2 W 34–16   33,501[3]
September 25 8:00 PM Northwestern No. 19 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 43–17   44,657[4]
October 2 7:00 PM [5] Penn State No. 18 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 16–7   50,386[6]
October 9 11:00 AM at No. 14 Michigan No. 13 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 24–27   111,518[7]
October 15 11:00 AM at Michigan State No. 19 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 17–51   72,383[8]
October 23 1:00 PM Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 45–0   46,526[9]
October 30 12:00 PM at Indiana No. 24 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 21–30   22,282[10]
November 6 2:30 PM at No. 5 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ABC L 14–38   83,069[11]
November 13 11:00 AM No. 19 Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN L 27–29   64,719[12]
December 31 11:00 AM vs. Alabama* The ColiseumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 20–16   66,089[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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