1989 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1989 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1989 record 6–5 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach John Gutekunst (4th year)
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24 Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1989 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach John Gutekunst, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–5 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 283 to 263.[1]

Kicker Brent Berglund, offensive lineman Dan Liimata, tailback Darrell Thompson and defensive tackle Mike Sunvold were named All-Big Ten second team.[2] Punter Brent Herbel was named Academic All-American.[3] Running back Pat Cummings, punter Brent Herbel, offensive lineman Dan Liimatta, offensive lineman Jon Melander, quarterback Scott Schaffner and linebacker Joel Staats were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Darrell Thompson was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Bruce Smith Award.[4] Linebacker Eddie Miles was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[4] Brent Berglund was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Dan Liimatta was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[4] Jon Melander was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 237,552, which averaged out to 39,592 per game. The season high for attendance was against the Nebraska.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 1:00 PM at Iowa State* Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 30–20   45,410
September 23 5:00 PM No. 3 Nebraska* MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 0–48   58,368
September 30 1:30 PM Indiana State* Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 34–14   34,280
October 7 1:30 PM Purduedagger Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 35–15   36,621
October 14 1:00 PM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 20–18   26,849
October 21 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 18–28   51,069
October 28 2:30 PM Ohio State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ABC L 37–41   33,945
November 4 1:30 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 24–22   39,325
November 11 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 7–21   73,259
November 18 11:30 AM Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 15–49   35,013
November 25 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) W 43–7   67,700
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180. 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 182. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 181. 
  5. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160