1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
The 1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Lou Holtz, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–7 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 316 to 194.
|1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1984 record||4–7 (3–6 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Lou Holtz (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome|
|1984 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 13 Ohio State $||7||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 16 Iowa||5||–||3||–||1||8||–||4||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
Quarterback Rickey Foggie received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Linebacker Peter Najarian, punter Adam Kelly and offensive tackle Mark VonderHaar were named All-Big Ten second team. Linebacker Peter Najarian, defensive lineman Craig Paulson and running back David Puk were named Academic All-Big Ten.Mark VondeHaar was awarded the Bruce Smith Award. Peter Najarian was awarded the Carl Eller Award. Strong safety Larry Joyner was awarded the Bobby Bell Award. Center John Kelly was awarded the Butch Nash Award. Flanker Dwayne McMullen was awarded the Paul Giel Award. 
|September 8||Rice*||W 31–24||50,576|
|September 15||at No. 1 Nebraska*||L 7–38||76,077|
|September 22||at Purdue||L 10–34||61,538|
|September 29||No. 3 Ohio State||L 22–35||47,534|
|October 6||Indiana||W 33–24||44,786|
|October 13||at Wisconsin||W 17–14||78,770|
|October 20||Northwestern||L 28–31||56,934|
|October 27||Michigan State||L 13–20||47,427|
|November 3||at Illinois||L 3–48||76,056|
|November 10||at Michigan||L 7–31||101,247|
|November 17||Iowa||W 23–17||63,479|
Minnesota's defense stopped Wisconsin on fourth down at the Gophers' two-yard line after the Badgers had driven 90 yards following Lohmiller's go-ahead field goal.
- Rickey Foggie 24 Rush, 152 Yds
- "1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182[permanent dead link]
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160[permanent dead link]
- Gainesville Sun. 1984 Oct 14. Retrieved 2018-Aug-11.