1991 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1991 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1991 record 2–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach John Gutekunst (6th year)
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
1991 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10 Iowa 7 1 0     10 1 1
Ohio State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Indiana 5 3 0     7 4 1
Illinois 4 4 0     6 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth 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 302 to 104.[1]

Offensive linemen Chip Brixius, defensive back Chris Cohen, wide receiver Omar Douglas, linebacker Dan LiSanti, running back Ken McClintock, defensive back Jeff Rosga and linebacker Lance Wolkow were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Defensive back Sean Lumpkin was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[3] Tight end Patt Evans was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[3] Ken McClintock was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[3] Linebacker Joel Staats was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[3] Quarterback Scott Schaffner was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 218,219, which averaged out to 36,369 per game.[4] The season high for attendance was against the San José State.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 7:00 PM San José State* MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 26–20   47,914
September 21 1:00 PM at No. 19 Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO KCNC L 0–58   52,147
September 28 2:30 PM No. 18 Pittsburgh* Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ABC L 13–14   39,511
October 5 11:30 AM at No. 22 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN L 3–24   57,981
October 12 1:30 PM Purduedagger Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 6–3   31,939
October 19 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 12–20   75,097
October 25 7:00 PM No. 4 Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 6–52   32,577
November 2 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 8–34   44,095
November 9 11:30 AM No. 19 Ohio State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 6–35   30,145
November 16 1:30 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) L 16–19   36,133
November 23 1:05 PM at No. 9 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) L 8–23   69,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 182. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 181. 
  4. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160