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
2004 record7–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason (8th season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Hudson (3rd 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. 8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
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[1]
September 112:30 pmIllinois State*No. 22
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN+W 37–2134,006[2]
September 189:00 pmat Colorado State*No. 22ESPN2W 34–1633,501[3]
September 258:00 pmNorthwesternNo. 19
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN2W 43–1744,657[4]
October 27:00 pm [5]Penn StateNo. 18
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPN+W 16–750,386[6]
October 911:00 amat No. 14 MichiganNo. 13ESPNL 24–27111,518[7]
October 1511:00 amat Michigan StateNo. 19ESPNL 17–5172,383[8]
October 231:00 pmIllinois
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 45–046,526[9]
October 3012:00 pmat IndianaNo. 24L 21–3022,282[10]
November 62:30 pmat No. 5 WisconsinABCL 14–3883,069[11]
November 1311:00 amNo. 19 Iowa
ESPNL 27–2964,719[12]
December 3111:00 amvs. Alabama*ESPNW 20–1666,089[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

ReferencesEdit