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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.[1]

1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1984 record4–7 (3–6 Big Ten)
Head coachLou Holtz (1st season)
MVPRickey Foggie
CaptainMark Vonderhaar
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Ohio State $ 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
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. [2]

Total attendance for the season was 310,745, which averaged out to 51,791 per game. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[3]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8Rice*W 31–2450,576
September 15at No. 1 Nebraska*L 7–3876,077
September 22at PurdueL 10–3461,538
September 29No. 3 Ohio State
  • Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
L 22–3547,534
October 6Indiana
  • Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 33–2444,786
October 13at WisconsinW 17–1478,770
October 20Northwestern 
  • Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
L 28–3156,934
October 27Michigan State
  • Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
L 13–2047,427
November 3at IllinoisL 3–4876,056
November 10at MichiganL 7–31101,247
November 17Iowa
W 23–1763,479
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


RosterEdit

Game summariesEdit

WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
• Minnesota 0 773 17
Wisconsin 0 1400 14

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.

[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Oct 14. Retrieved 2018-Aug-11.