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1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

The 1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Jim Wacker, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–7 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 354 to 253.[1]

1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1993 record 4–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Wacker (2nd season)
Captain Dennis Cappella, Antonio Carter, Russ Heath, Robert Rogers
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Wisconsin + 6 1 1     10 1 1
No. 11 Ohio State + 6 1 1     10 1 1
No. 8 Penn State 6 2 0     10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
No. 21 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Offensive guard Rob Rogers and wide receiver Omar Douglas were named All-Big Ten second team.[2] Defensive back Justin Conzemius, wide receiver Omar Douglas and linebacker Jeff Rosga were all named second team Academic All-Americans.[3] Kicker Mike Chalberg, defensive back Justin Conzemius, wide receiver Omar Douglas, offensive lineman Chris Fowlkes, linebacker Peter Hiestand, offensive lineman Todd Jesewitz, linebacker Ben Langford, defensive back Jeff Rosga, linebacker Craig Sauer, tight end Mark Tangen and linebacker Lance Wolkow were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Omar Douglas was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award, Bruce Smith Award and Butch Nash Award.[4] Linebacker Andrew Veit was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[4] Long snapper Scott Williams was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Running back Antonio Carter was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

The total home attendance for the season was 239,973, which averaged to 39,995 per game.[5] The season attendance high was against Wisconsin, with 64,798 in attendance.[5]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 12:00 PM at No. 17 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania MSC L 20–38   95,387
September 11 6:00 PM Indiana State* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis W 27–10   30,719
September 18 7:00 PM Kansas State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis L 25–30   36,245
September 25 8:00 PM at San Diego State* Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego KMSP L 17–48   41,487
October 2 7:00 PM Indiana Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis L 19–23   33,315
October 9 6:00 PM Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis W 59–56   31,293
October 16 1:00 PM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 28–26   27,814
October 23 6:00 PM No. 15 Wisconsin  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 28–21   64,798
November 6 11:30 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois ESPN L 20–23   50,192
November 13 11:30 AM Michigan Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 7–58   43,603
November 20 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) L 3–21   66,840
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game summariesEdit

PurdueEdit

1 234Total
Purdue 14 141414 56
• Minnesota 7 142810 59
  • Scott Eckers 24/36, 402 Yds, 6 TD (school record)
  • Chris Darkins 30 Rush, 149 Yds, TD
  • Omar Douglas 8 Rec, 149 Yds, 5 TD (Big Ten record)

[6][7]

WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 0147 21
Minnesota 7 1407 28

[8]

RosterEdit

1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 44 Chris Darkins So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993 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 Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181 [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  6. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 10.
  7. ^ NY Times. Retrieved 2015-Sep-06.
  8. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 24.