1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Sun Bowl vs. Oregon, L 20–24
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #18
1999 record 8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason (3rd year)
Home stadium H.H.H. Metrodome
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
#5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
#7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
#18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25 Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1999 college football season. In their third year under head coach Glen Mason, the Golden Gophers compiled an 8–4 record, outscored their opponents by a combined total of 368 to 196,[1] tied for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #17 and #18 in the final Coaches and AP polls.

Tyrone Carter was named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, The Sporting News, Sportsline.com, American Football Coaches Association, College Football News and Football Writers Association of America.[2] Carter, center Ben Hamilton, running back Thomas Hamner and defensive end Karon Riley were named All-Big Ten first team.[3] Defensive tackle John Schlecht and corner back Willie Middlebrooks were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Carter was awarded the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the best defensive back in the country.[4] Offensive lineman Akeem Akinwale, linebacker Luke Braaten, Free Safety Jack Brewer, offensive lineman Derek Burns, defensive end Mike Cernoch, punter Preston Gruening, Linebacker Justin Hall, wide receiver Ron Johnson, defensive end Astein Osei, full back Brad Prigge, long snapper Derek Rackley, defensive tackle Dave Sykora and tight end Zach Vevea were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 318,086, which averaged out to 45,441 per game.[5] The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 11:00 AM Ohio* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN MSC W 33–7   35,552
September 11 7:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN MSC W 35–0   38,137
September 18 1:30 PM Illinois State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 55–7   33,726
October 2 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL W 33–14   24,439
October 9 11:00 AM #20 Wisconsin #25 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN+ L 17–20 OT  63,108
October 16 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 W 37–7   49,152
October 23 11:00 AM #22 Ohio State #24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 17–20   50,842
October 30 11:00 AM #18 Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 28–33   48,869
November 6 11:00 AM at #2 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 24–23   96,753
November 13 11:00 AM Indiana #20 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 44–20   47,852
November 20 11:00 AM at Iowa #17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN+ W 25–21   55,386
December 31 1:00 PM vs. Oregon* #12 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 20–24   48,757
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1995-1999)". College Football Data Warehouse (David DeLassus). Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179 
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 
  4. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160