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 season)
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 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 NCAA Division I-A 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, Iowa W 30–20   45,410
September 23 5:00 PM No. 3 Nebraska* MetrodomeMinneapolis L 0–48   58,368
September 30 1:30 PM Indiana State* Metrodome • Minneapolis W 34–14   34,280
October 7 1:30 PM Purduedagger Metrodome • Minneapolis W 35–15   36,621
October 14 1:00 PM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 20–18   26,849
October 21 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana L 18–28   51,069
October 28 2:30 PM Ohio State Metrodome • Minneapolis ABC L 37–41   33,945
November 4 1:30 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 24–22   39,325
November 11 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 7–21   73,259
November 18 11:30 AM No. 3 Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 15–49   35,013
November 25 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa (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