1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

The 1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach Jim Wacker, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3–8 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 368 to 272.[1]

1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1995 record3–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Wacker (4th season)
CaptainJustin Conzemius, Chris Darkins, Todd Jesewitz, Craig Sauer
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Northwestern $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 13 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
No. 25 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Offensive guard Todd Jesewitz and linebacker Broderick Hall (American football) were named All-Big Ten second team.[2] Defensive back Justin Conzemius was named Academic All-American second team.[3] Kicker Mike Chalberg, defensive back Justin Conzemius, defensive tackle Troy Duerr, offensive lineman Chris Fowlkes, linebacker Peter Hiestand, offensive lineman Todd Jesewitz, quarterback Rob Jones, wide receiver Tony Levine, defensive tackle Antoine Richard, linebacker Craig Sauer, quarterback Cory Sauter, linebacker Jim Tallman, defensive end Dave Watson, linebacker Parc Williams and long snapper Scott Williams were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Craig Sauer was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[4] Cory Sauter was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[4] Mike Chalberg was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Justin Conzemius was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[4] Running back Chris Darkins was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

Total home attendance for the season was 291,173, which averaged out to 48,529 per game.[5] The season high for attendance was against Wisconsin.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 166:00 PMBall State*MSCW 31–748,420
September 2311:00 AMat Syracuse*CreativeL 17–2742,780
September 306:00 PMArkansas State*
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis
MSCW 55–742,472
October 76:00 PMPurdue
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis
W 39–3839,343
October 146:00 PMNorthwestern 
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis
MSCL 17–2750,504
October 2112:00 PMat Michigan StateL 31–3470,123
October 282:30 PMat No. 9 MichiganABCL 17–52104,929
November 46:00 PMNo. 4 Ohio State
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis
ESPN2L 21–4946,418
November 116:00 PMWisconsin
ESPN2L 27–3464,016
November 181:00 PMat IllinoisL 14-4845,521
November 251:05 PMat IowaL 3–4565,794
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 44 Chris Darkins Sr
QB 17 Cory Sauter So
WR 4 Ryan Thelwell So
QB 13 Spergon Wynn Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 24 Rodney Heath Jr
LB 16 Craig Sauer Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1995 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 e Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 181[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160[permanent dead link]