Minnesota Golden Gophers
|Minnesota Golden Gophers|
2nd year, 18–12 (.600)
|Home stadium||TCF Bank Stadium--"The Bank"|
|All-time record||18–12 (.600)|
|Postseason bowl record||1–1 (.500)|
|Claimed national titles||0|
Maroon and Gold
|Fight song||Minnesota Rouser|
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, coached by Lucas95, are a collegiate football team playing in the B1G. The Gophers play in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are a member of the West Division of the B1G. The Gophers went 6-7 in the inaugural 2013 CFBHC season, and finished the 2014 campaign at 9-4, ranked #11 in the Final Poll, and winners of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Minnesota is the current holder of Floyd of Rosedale, the traveling trophy for the winner of the Iowa/Minnesota border battle.
The 2013 season was the first in which the Gophers played. The Gophers finished the regular season with a 6-7 record and lost to Missouri in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The 2014 season is the second in which the Golden Gophers played. Minnesota opened the season with an upset victory in Anthens, Georgia over the favored Bulldogs, 17-15. Minnesota won the next four games handily, setting up a mid-season Top 10 clash with Texas in Austin. Minnesota fought, and led deep into the 2nd half. But Texas prevailed 21-17. Wins over Purdue and Illinois followed the disappointment in Austin, setting up a top 15 showdown in Lincoln, Nebraska. Despite a solid effort from O.J. Carano, Nebraska was able to shut down the Gophers en route to a 16-10 home win. Following a loss at Northwestern and bye week, Minnesota again got on the winning track against Maryland and Iowa, retaining the Floyd of Rosedale trophy against the latter. In the regular season finale, Minnesota dropped a hard-fought game against the Badgers of Wisconsin, missing out on Paul Bunyan's Axe for the second year in a row. Minnesota finished the regular season at 8-4, good for a tie for 5th in the B1G. Minnesota beat Arizona State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on July 13, and finished ranked #11 in the Final Coaches Poll.
The 2015 season is currently underway. Minnesota opened with a resounding win against Arizona State, in a game played at Mile High Stadium in Denver. Following a win at Baylor, Minnesota put the screws to a visiting Boston College team that was ranked #24 at game time. Minnesota traveled to Provo, UT for a showdown with the BYU Cougars. The Cougars scored a late 2-point conversion to send the game to overtime, where an interception and quick touchdown handed the Gophers their first loss of the season.
|1||August 17th, 2014||vs. Arizona State||#20||Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO||W 35-13||1-0|
|2||August 23rd, 2014||@ Baylor||#19||Baylor Stadium, Waco, TX||W 17-10||2-0|
|3||August 30th, 2014||Boston College||#12||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||W 31-21||3-0|
|4||September 6th, 2014||at BYU||#12||Provo, UT||L 24-31||3-1|
|5||September 13th, 2014||Texas||#19||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||19-7||4-1|
|6||September 20th, 2014||at Illinois||#15||Champaign, IL||22-3||5-1|
|7||Sept. 27th, 2014||Nebraska||#14||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||31-7||6-1|
|8||October 4th, 2014||Northwestern||#12||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||7-20||6-2|
|9||October 11th, 2014||BYE||#21||6-2|
|10||October 18th, 2014||@ Iowa||#16||Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA||14-23||6-3|
|11||October 25th, 2014||Purdue||-||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||31-34||6-4|
|12||November 2st, 2014||Michigan||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN||22-7||7-4|
|13||November 9th, 2014||@ Wisconsin||#24||Camp Randall Field, Madison, WI||TBD||3-1|
|Bowl Week||November 24th, 2014||vs. TBD||#24||TBD||3-1|
|1||at SMU||-||Dallas, TX||24-27||0-1||0-0|
|4||at Clemson||-||Clemson, SC||20-24||1-3||0-0|
|8||at Nebraska||-||Lincoln, NE||24-28||1-6||0-2|
|11||at Northwestern||-||Evanston, IL||-||-||-|
|13||at Purdue||-||West Lafayette, IN||-||-||-|
|Coach(es)||Year||Conference||Record||Bowl||Final CP Ranking|
|Bingo415||2013||B1G||6||7||Lost Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs Missouri (13-35)||unranked|
|2014||8||4||WonFamous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Arizona State (13-6)||#11|
|2015||8||5||WonZaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. SMU (38-)||unranked|
|National Champions||Conference Champions||Bowl game berth|
Minnesota earned a bid in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl following the 2013 season. Following the 2014 season, Minnesota earned a bid in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Gophers have compiled a 2-1 record in Bowl Games, including a 0-0 record in Access Bowls.
Individual Award Winners
R.W. Pittman - OT
Enoch Dickinson - C