2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2001 record 4–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason (5th season)
Captain Jack Brewer, Derek Burns, Jimmy Henry, Ron Johnson
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 12 Illinois $   7 1         10 2  
No. 20 Michigan   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   4 4         5 6  
Indiana   4 4         5 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 5  
Wisconsin   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   2 6         4 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 7  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth year under head coach Glen Mason, the Golden Gophers compiled an 4–7 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 308 to 299.[1] The 2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final USA Today/AFCA Coaches poll or Associated Press poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at Toledo* Glass BowlToledo, OH L 7–38   34,950[2]
September 8 1:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 44–14   35,089[3]
September 29 11:00 AM No. 24 Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 28–35 OT  40,160[4]
October 6 11:00 AM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ L 14–25   53,225[5]
October 13 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN+ L 17–23   31,097[6]
October 20 11:00 AM Michigan State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 28–19   47,385[7]
October 27 1:30 PM Murray State* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 66–10   36,981[8]
November 3 6:45 PM Ohio State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 28–31   45,407[9]
November 10 11:00 AM at No. 12 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ESPN2 L 10–31   110,828[10]
November 17 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 L 24–42   65,491[11]
November 24 11:00 AM Wisconsin Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 W 42–31   55,890[12]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

2001 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Johnson, RonRon Johnson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 99 Anderle, MattMatt Anderle Sr
FS 2 Brewer, JackJack Brewer Sr
CB 39 Lehan, MichaelMichael Lehan Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

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