2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
Music City Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Alabama
Conference Big Ten Conference
2004 record 7–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Glen Mason
Defensive coordinator Greg Hudson
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
#14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
#17 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Previous season[edit]

2003 was the seventh season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to a 10–3 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl. It was the first time since 1905 the Gophers had won 10 games in a season.

Polls[edit]

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final Coaches' Poll or AP Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 8:00 PM Toledo* No. 25 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 63–21   45,144[1]
September 11 2:30 PM Illinois State* No. 22 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 37–21   34,006[2]
September 18 9:00 PM at Colorado State* No. 22 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO ESPN2 W 34–16   33,501[3]
September 25 8:00 PM Northwestern No. 19 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 43–17   44,657[4]
October 2 7:00 PM [5] Penn State No. 18 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 16–7   50,386[6]
October 9 11:00 AM at No. 14 Michigan No. 13 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 24–27   111,518[7]
October 15 11:00 AM at Michigan State No. 19 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 17–51   72,383[8]
October 23 1:00 PM Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 45–0   46,526[9]
October 30 12:00 PM at Indiana No. 24 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 21–30   22,282[10]
November 6 2:30 PM at No. 5 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ABC L 14–38   83,069[11]
November 13 11:00 AM No. 19 Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN L 27–29   64,719[12]
December 31 11:00 AM vs. Alabama* The ColiseumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 20–16   66,089[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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