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1989 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten
1989 record6–5 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Gutekunst
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 62,218)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Illinois 7 1 0     10 2 0
#16/16 Michigan State 6 2 0     8 4 0
#24/NR Ohio State 6 2 0     8 4 0
Minnesota 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 1 7 0     2 9 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1989 season was the Golden Gophers' fourth season under head coach John Gutekunst.[1] The Golden Gophers won six games and lost five.[1] Total attendance for the season was 237,552, which averaged out to 39,592 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against the Nebraska.[2]

Kicker Brent Berglund, offensive lineman Dan Liimata, tailback Darrell Thompson and defensive tackle Mike Sunvold were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Punter Brent Herbel was named Academic All-American.[4] Running back Pat Cummings, punter Brent Herbel, offensive lineman Dan Liimatta, offensive lineman Jon Melander, quarterback Scott Schaffner and linebacker Joel Staats were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Darrell Thompson was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Bruce Smith Award.[5] Linebacker Eddie Miles was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[5] Brent Berglund was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[5] Dan Liimatta was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[5] Jon Melander was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16* 1:00 PM at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 30–20   45,410
September 23* 5:00 PM #3 Nebraska MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 0–48   58,368
September 30* 1:30 PM Indiana State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 34–14   34,280
October 7† 1:30 PM Purdue Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 35–15   36,621
October 14 1:00 PM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 20–18   26,849
October 21 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 18–28   51,069
October 28 2:30 PM Ohio State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ABC L 37–41   33,945
November 4 1:30 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 24–22   39,325
November 11 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 7–21   73,259
November 18 11:30 AM Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 15–49   35,013
November 25 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) W 43–7   67,700
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


ReferencesEdit

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