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 season)
MVP Mike Hohensee
Captain Ed Olson
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey 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
No. 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 Big Ten Conference 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
September 11 Ohio* MetrodomeMinneapolis W 57–3   56,168
September 18 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana W 36–10   63,247
September 25 Washington State* Metrodome • Minneapolis W 41–11   50,653
October 2 Illinois No. 19 Metrodome • Minneapolis L 24–42   63,684
October 9 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois L 21–31   20,875
October 16 Indianadagger Metrodome • Minneapolis L 21–40   61,865
October 23 Iowa Metrodome • Minneapolis (Rivalry) L 16–21   63,872
October 30 at No. 20 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan (Little Brown Jug) L 14–52   105,619
November 6 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 10–35   87,666
November 13 Michigan State Metrodome • Minneapolis L 7–26   57,146
November 20 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Rivalry) L 0–24   59,792
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 [permanent dead link]