2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.

2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
Music City Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record7–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach
Co-offensive coordinatorMitch Browning (5th as OC, 8th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorTony Petersen (5th as OC, 6th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Hudson (2nd as DC, 4th overall season)
CaptainGreg Eslinger, Justin Fraley, Rian Melander, Darrell Reid
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1     9 3  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1     10 2  
No. 17 Wisconsin   6 2     9 3  
Northwestern   5 3     6 6  
No. 20 Ohio State   4 4     8 4  
Purdue   4 4     7 5  
Michigan State   4 4     5 7  
Minnesota   3 5     7 5  
Penn State   2 6     4 7  
Illinois   1 7     3 8  
Indiana   1 7     3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

2003 was the seventh season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to a 10–3 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl. It was the first time since 1905 the Gophers had won 10 games in a season.

PollsEdit

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final Coaches' Poll or AP Poll.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 48:00 pmToledo*No. 25ESPN2W 63–2145,144
September 112:30 pmIllinois State*No. 22
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN+W 37–2134,006
September 189:00 pmat Colorado State*No. 22ESPN2W 34–1633,501
September 258:00 pmNorthwesternNo. 19
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN2W 43–1744,657
October 27:00 pm[1]Penn StateNo. 18
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN+W 16–750,386
October 911:00 amat No. 14 MichiganNo. 13ESPNL 24–27111,518
October 1511:00 amat Michigan StateNo. 19ESPNL 17–5172,383
October 231:00 pmIllinois
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 45–046,526
October 3012:00 pmat IndianaNo. 24L 21–3022,282
November 62:30 pmat No. 5 WisconsinABCL 14–3883,069
November 1311:00 amNo. 19 Iowa
ESPNL 27–2964,719
December 3111:00 amvs. Alabama*ESPNW 20–1666,089
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 21 Marion Barber III Jr
QB 3 Bryan Cupito So
C 61 Greg Eslinger Jr
WR 2 Paris Hamilton Sr
RB 22 Laurence Maroney So
WR 84 Logan Payne So
RB 29 Amir Pinnix   Fr
WR 88 Micah Rucker   Fr
RB 24 Gary Russell Fr
G 68 Mark Setterstrom Jr
TE 89 Matt Spaeth So
WR 82 Ernie Wheelwright   Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 23 Dominique Barber Fr
DT 95 Anthony Montgomery Jr
DE 51 Darrell Reid Sr
DE 91 William VanDeSteeg Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 16 Rhys Loyd Sr
LS 44 Robert McGarry IV Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search".