2009 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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2009 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
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Insight Bowl vs Iowa State, L 13–14
Conference Big Ten Conference
2009 record 6–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Tim Brewster
Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch
Co-defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove
Co-defensive coordinator Ronnie Lee
Home stadium TCF Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 50,805)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/5 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#7/7 Iowa   6 2         11 2  
#9/8 Penn State   0* 2         0* 2  
#16/16 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Northwestern   5 3         8 5  
Michigan State   4 4         6 7  
Purdue   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 9  
Michigan   1 7         5 7  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-2, 6-2) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 2009 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was the third under head coach Tim Brewster. They began play on September 5, 2009, at Syracuse, a member of the Big East Conference. On September 12, the Minnesota opened the new TCF Bank Stadium with a 20–13 win against Air Force, moving from the Metrodome, which had been their home stadium since 1982. The Golden Gophers finished the season 6–7 and 3–5 in Big Ten play and lost 13–14 to Iowa State in the Insight Bowl. Despite the worse overall record, the Golden Gophers only suffered two blowout losses in the 2009 season (20-0 to Penn State and 38–7 to Ohio State), compared to 3 in 2008 (55–0 to Iowa, 42–21 to Kansas, 29–6 to a 3–9 Michigan team, and one could possibly also include a 34–21 loss to Ohio State that was 34–6 until the Buckeye reserves came in).

Preseason[edit]

The Golden Gophers came off a 7–6 season after starting 7–1, capped by an appearance in the 2008 Insight Bowl. On January 6, offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar resigned and defensive coordinator Ted Roof left Minnesota for Auburn.[1] On January 9, former Nebraska defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove was hired as the co-defensive coordinator, a position he will share with Ronnie Lee.[2] On January 21, Jedd Fisch was named the offensive coordinator.[3] He had previously been the wide receivers coach for the Denver Broncos.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 11:00 AM at Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN2 W 23-20 OT  48,617[4]
September 12 6:00 PM[5] Air Force* TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN[5] W 20–13   50,805[6]
September 19 11:00 AM #7 California* TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 21–35   50,805[7]
September 26 11:00 AM[8] at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN[8] W 35–24   22,091[9]
October 3 11:00 AM Wisconsin TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN L 28–31   50,805[10]
October 10 11:00 AM Purduedagger TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 35–20   50,805[11]
October 17 2:30 PM at #13 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Battle for the Governor's Victory Bell) ABC L 0–20   107,981[12]
October 24 11:00 AM at #17 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 7–38   105,011[13]
October 31 7:00 PM[5] Michigan State TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN[5] W 42–34   50,805[14]
November 7 11:00 AM Illinois TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN L 32–35   50,805[15]
November 14 11:00 AM South Dakota State* TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 16–13   50,805[16]
November 21 11:00 AM at #15 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Battle for Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN L 0–12   70,585[17]
December 31 5:00 PM vs. Iowa State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Insight Bowl) NFLN L 13–14   45,090[18]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Golden Gophers 14 0 3 3 3 23
Orange 10 10 0 0 0 20


Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 7 3 13
Golden Gophers 3 0 0 17 20


California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 14 7 0 14 35
Golden Gophers 0 14 7 0 21


Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 7 7 7 14 35
Wildcats 3 7 14 0 24


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Badgers 7 3 7 14 31
Golden Gophers 10 3 0 15 28


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 10 3 0 7 20
Golden Gophers 0 14 21 0 35


Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 0 0 0 0
Nittany Lions 3 10 7 0 20


Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 0 0 7 7
Buckeyes 0 7 21 10 38


Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 7 21 3 34
Golden Gophers 14 7 7 14 42


Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 14 14 0 7 35
Golden Gophers 0 7 3 22 32


South Dakota State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jackrabbits 0 10 0 3 13
Golden Gophers 6 7 0 3 16


Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 0 0 0 0
Hawkeyes 3 6 3 0 12


Insight Bowl[edit]

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 3 0 10 0 13
Cyclones 0 14 0 0 14


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP
Coaches
Harris Not released
BCS Not released

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gophers get resignations from top 2 assistants". The Sporting News. Retrieved January 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Brewster Announces Cosgrove Hiring, Lee Promotion". University of Minnesota Athletics. Archived from the original on January 20, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Brewster Names Fisch Offensive Coordinator". University of Minnesota Athletics. Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Syracuse Orange Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Primetime football schedule announced". Big Ten Network. April 15, 2009. Archived from the original on July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Air Force Falcons vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "California Golden Bears vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Gopher Football at Northwestern Set For 11 a.m.". Regents of the University of Minnesota. September 14, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  16. ^ "South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on March 5, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010.