1983 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1983 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1983 record 1-10 (0-9 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Salem (5th year)
MVP Randy Rasmussen
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Illinois $ 9 0 0     10 2 0
#8 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
#14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
#9 Ohio State 6 3 0     9 3 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 4 0
Purdue 3 5 1     3 7 1
Michigan State 2 6 1     4 6 1
Indiana 2 7 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 0 9 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1983 college football season. In their fifth and final year under head coach Joe Salem, the Golden Gophers compiled a 1-10 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 518 to 181.[1]

Offensive tackle Randy Rasmussen received the team's Most Valuable Player award, while tight end Jay Carroll was named offensive MVP, and linebacker Peter Najarian was named the defensive MVP. Najarian was named All-Big Ten second team. Najarian and split end Fred Hartwig were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance for the season was 243,674, which averaged to 48,734. The season high for attendance was against Wisconsin, although the game against Nebraska drew only two people less.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/10/1983 at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 21-17   10,000
09/17/1983 #1 Nebraska* Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 13-84   62,687
09/24/1983 Purdue Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 20-32   41,839
10/01/1983 at #8 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 18-69   89.192
10/08/1983 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 31-38   41,111
10/15/1983 Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17-56   62,689
10/22/1983 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 8-19   21,411
10/29/1983 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 10-34   76,481
11/05/1983 #6 Illinois Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 23-50   35,514
11/12/1983 #9 Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 10-58   40,945
11/19/1983 at #11 Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 10-61   66,160
*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. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160