1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Sun Bowl, L 20–24 vs. Oregon
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 18
1999 record 8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason (3rd season)
Captain Tyrone Carter, Billy Cockerham, Ben Hamilton
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
No. 5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
No. 7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
No. 11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
No. 24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
No. 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 NCAA Division I-A 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, tied for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #17 and #18 in the final Coaches and AP polls.[1]

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 No. 20 Wisconsin No. 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 No. 22 Ohio State No. 24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 17–20   50,842
October 30 11:00 AM No. 18 Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 28–33   48,869
November 6 11:00 AM at No. 2 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 24–23   96,753
November 13 11:00 AM Indiana No. 20 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 44–20   47,852
November 20 11:00 AM at Iowa No. 17 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN+ W 25–21   55,386
December 31 1:00 PM vs. Oregon* No. 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.

Roster[edit]

1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 8 Asad Abdul-Khaliq Fr
WR 23 Arland Bruce Sr
QB 5 Billy Cockerham Sr
T 74 Adam Haayer Jr
G 55 Ben Hamilton Jr
RB 12 Thomas Hamner Sr
G 77 Pat Hau Sr
WR 3 Ron Johnson So
WR 7 Luke Leverson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 99 Matt Anderle So
FS 2 Jack Brewer So
SS 22 Tyrone Carter Sr
CB 39 Michael Lehan Fr
CB 42 Willie Middlebrooks So
DE 91 Karon Riley Jr
DT 93 John Schlecht Jr
CB 30 Jimmy Wyrick Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 18 Derek Rackley Sr
P 35 Ryan Rindels Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 179 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 180 [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 182 [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160