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.
|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|
|1993 Big Ten football standings|
|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|
|No. 21 Michigan||5||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Offensive guard Rob Rogers and wide receiver Omar Douglas were named All-Big Ten second team. Defensive back Justin Conzemius, wide receiver Omar Douglas and linebacker Jeff Rosga were all named second team Academic All-Americans. 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.
Omar Douglas was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award, Bruce Smith Award and Butch Nash Award. Linebacker Andrew Veit was awarded the Carl Eller Award. Long snapper Scott Williams was awarded the Bobby Bell Award. Running back Antonio Carter was awarded the Paul Giel Award.
|September 4||12:00 PM||at No. 17 Penn State||Beaver Stadium • University Park, Pennsylvania||MSC||L 20–38||95,387|
|September 11||6:00 PM||Indiana State*||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis||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 Stadium • San 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 Stadium • Evanston, 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 Stadium • Champaign, 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 Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale)||L 3–21||66,840|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- 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)
|1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster|
- "1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180[permanent dead link]
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182[permanent dead link]
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181[permanent dead link]
- Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160
- Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 10.
- NY Times. Retrieved 2015-Sep-06.
- Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 24.