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2010 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

The 2010 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2010 college football season. The Golden Gophers are members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at TCF Bank Stadium. They were led by fourth-year head coach Tim Brewster until his firing on October 17, 2010, the result of 1–6 start. Co-offensive coordinator Jeff Horton was tapped as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[3] The Golden Gophers finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in Big Ten play.

2010 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2010 record3–9 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachTim Brewster (1–6)
Jeff Horton (2–3)
Offensive coordinatorThomas Hammock, Jeff Horton
Defensive coordinatorKevin Cosgrove, Ronnie Lee
CaptainAdam Weber
CaptainJon Hoese
CaptainKim Royston
CaptainBrandon Kirksey
Home stadiumTCF Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 50,805)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Wisconsin $+   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 Michigan State +   7 1         11 2  
Iowa   4 4         8 5  
Illinois   4 4         7 6  
Penn State   4 4         7 6  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         7 6  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         5 7  
No. 5 Ohio State %   0* 1         0* 1  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Ohio State (12–1, 7–1) in the 2010 season are vacated
Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:30 PMat Middle Tennessee*ESPNUW 24–1725,908[4]
September 1111:00 AMSouth Dakota*BTNL 38–4149,554[5]
September 182:30 PMUSC*
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPNL 21–3250,442[6]
September 257:30 PMNorthern Illinois*
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
BTNL 23–3449,368[7]
October 211:00 AMNorthwestern 
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
ESPNL 28–2949,228[8]
October 911:00 AMat No. 19 WisconsinBTNL 23–4180,328[9]
October 1611:00 AMat PurdueESPN2L 17–2847,319[10]
October 2311:00 AMPenn State
ESPNUL 21–3348,479[11]
October 307:00 PMNo. 10 Ohio State
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
ABCL 10–5248,717[12]
November 611:00 AMat No. 15 Michigan StateBTNL 8–3171,128[13]
November 1311:00 AMat IllinoisBTNW 38–3455,549[14]
November 272:30 PMNo. 24 Iowa
BTNW 27–2450,805[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Ten Conference Standings - 2010". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 16". ESPN. December 7, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Brewster Relieved of Head Coaching Duties". University of Minnesota Department of Athletics. October 17, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Box Score". ESPN. September 2, 2010. Archived from the original on September 5, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  5. ^ "South Dakota Coyotes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. September 11, 2010. Archived from the original on September 15, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  6. ^ "USC Trojans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. September 18, 2010. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  7. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. September 25, 2010. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
  8. ^ "Northwestern Wildcats vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. October 2, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 4, 2010.
  9. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Box Score". ESPN. October 9, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  10. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Box Score". ESPN. October 16, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. October 23, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  12. ^ "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. October 30, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  13. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Michigan State Spartans Box Score". ESPN. November 6, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  14. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. November 13, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  15. ^ "Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN. November 27, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2011.

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