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2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

The 2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth year under head coach Glen Mason, the Golden Gophers compiled an 8-5 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 376 to 319.[2] The 2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
Music City Bowl, W 29–14 vs. Arkansas
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2002 record8–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Hudson (1st season)
CaptainAsad Abdul-Khaliq, Michael Lehan
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 Ohio State $#+   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Iowa %+   8 0         11 2  
No. 9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
No. 16 Penn State   5 3         9 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Redshirt freshman defensive end Brandon Hall was shot and killed on September 1, 2002 in downtown Minneapolis after a fight that involved other teammates and other individuals. Hall's killer was convicted in his murder.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 PMSW Texas State*W 42–032,209[3]
September 77:00 PMat Louisiana–Lafayette*ESPN+W 35–1120,512[4]
September 141:30 PMToledo*
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 31–2136,640[5]
September 211:30 PMBuffalo*
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 42–1734,294[6]
September 285:00 PMat PurdueESPN2L 15–2856,839[7]
October 37:00 PMIllinois
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN2W 31–1032,663[8]
October 107:00 PMNorthwestern
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 45–4237,729[9]
October 1911:00 AMat Michigan StateESPN+W 28–774,232[10]
November 22:30 PMat No. 6 Ohio StateNo. 23ABCL 3–34104,897[11]
November 96:45 PMNo. 13 Michigan
ESPNL 24–4153,773[12]
November 1611:00 AMNo. 6 Iowa
ESPNL 21–4565,184[13]
November 2311:00 AMWisconsinESPNL 31–4978,843[14]
December 301:00 PMvs. No. 25 Arkansas*ESPNW 29–1439,183[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 8 Asad Abdul-Khaliq Jr
RB 21 Marlon Barber III So
G 68 Mark Setterstrom Fr
TE 89 Matt Spaeth Fr
FB 44 Thomas Tapeh Jr
TE 82 Ben Utecht Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 39 Michael Lehan Sr
DT 95 Anthony Montgomery Fr
DT 51 Darrell Reid So
SS 27 Eli Ward Jr
LB 42 Eric Washington Fr
LB 59 Ben West Jr
DB 6 Quentin White Fr
CB 35 Mike Wojciechowski So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Michael Lehan Cornerback 5 152 Cleveland Browns

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Jan. 5)". ESPN. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "2002 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abu.html
  4. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abt.html
  5. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abs.html
  6. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abr.html
  7. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abq.html
  8. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abp.html
  9. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abo.html
  10. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abn.html
  11. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abm.html
  12. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abl.html
  13. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abk.html
  14. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abj.html
  15. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/080411abi.html