1982 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1982 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1982 record 3-8 (1-8 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Salem (4th year)
MVP Mike Hohensee
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan 8 1 0     8 4 0
#12 Ohio State 7 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa 6 2 0     8 4 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 5 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 3 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 1 8 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1982 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1982 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Joe Salem, the Golden Gophers compiled a 3-8 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 295 to 287.[1] It was the first season in the H.H.H. Metrodome.[2]

Quarterback Mike Hohensee received the team's Most Valuable Player award, while offensive lineman Randy Rasmussen was named offensive MVP, and defensive end Karl Mecklenburg was named the defensive MVP. Rasmussen, offensive lineman Bill Humphries, and Mecklenburg were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Mecklenburg, defensive lineman Fred Orgas and fullback Bob Stroup were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 413,200, which averaged to 59,028. The season high for attendance was against Iowa.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/11/1982 Ohio* MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 57-3   56,168
09/18/1982 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN W 36-10   63,247
09/25/1982 Washington State* Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 41-11   50,653
10/02/1982 Illinois #19 Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 24-42   63,684
10/09/1982 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 21-31   20,875
10/16/1982 Indiana Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 21-40   61,865
10/23/1982 Iowa Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 16-21   63,872
10/30/1982 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 14-52   105,619
11/06/1982 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 10-35   87,666
11/13/1982 Michigan State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 7-26   57,146
11/20/1982 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 0-24   59,792
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182