1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1984 record 4–7 (3–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Holtz (1st year)
MVP Rickey Foggie
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Ohio State $ 7 2 0     9 3 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 4 0
Purdue 6 3 0     7 5 0
#16 Iowa 5 3 1     8 4 1
Wisconsin 5 3 1     7 4 1
Michigan 5 4 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 5 4 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 6 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Indiana 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1984 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first year under head coach Lou Holtz, the Golden Gophers compiled a 4–7 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 316 to 194.[1]

Quarterback Rickey Foggie received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Linebacker Peter Najarian, punter Adam Kelly and offensive tackle Mark VonderHaar were named All-Big Ten second team. Linebacker Peter Najarian, defensive lineman Craig Paulson and running back David Puk were named Academic All-Big Ten.Mark VondeHaar was awarded the Bruce Smith Award. Peter Najarian was awarded the Carl Eller Award. Strong safety Larry Joyner was awarded the Bobby Bell Award. Center John Kelly was awarded the Butch Nash Award. Flanker Dwayne McMullen was awarded the Paul Giel Award. [2]

Total attendance for the season was 310,745, which averaged out to 51,791 per game. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
09/08/1984 Rice* MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 31-24   50,576
09/15/1984 at No. 1 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 7-38   76,077
09/22/1984 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 10-34   61,538
09/29/1984 No. 3 Ohio State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 22-35   47,534
10/06/1984 Indiana Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 33-24   44,786
10/13/1984 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 17-14   78,770
10/20/1984 Northwesterndagger Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 28-31   56,934
10/27/1984 Michigan State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 13-20   47,427
11/03/1984 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 3-48   76,056
11/10/1984 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7-31   101,247
11/17/1984 Iowa Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 23-17   63,479
*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