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1990 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten
1990 record6–5 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Gutekunst
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 62,218)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/8 Michigan § 6 2 0     9 3 0
#16/14 Michigan State § 6 2 0     8 3 1
#25/24 Illinois § 6 2 0     8 4 0
#18/16 Iowa § 6 2 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 5 2 1     7 4 1
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 4 1     6 5 1
Northwestern 1 7 0     2 9 0
Purdue 1 7 0     2 9 0
Wisconsin 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1990 season was the Golden Gophers' fifth season under head coach John Gutekunst.[1] The Golden Gophers won six games and lost five.[1] Total attendance for the season was 243,511, which averaged out to 40,585 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against the Iowa.[2]

Center Chris Thome was named All-Big Ten first team.[3] Offensive tackle Mike Sunvold and defensive back Sean Lumpkin were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Quarterback Scott Schaffner and linebacker Joel Staats were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Mike Sunvold was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[5] Quarterback Marquel Fleetwood was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[5] Cornerback Kenneth Sebree was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[5] Cornerback Frank Jackson was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[5] Running back Jim King was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8* 7:00 PM Utah MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 29–35   32,229
September 15* 1:30 PM Iowa State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 20–16   37,108
September 22* 1:30 PM at #8 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 0–56   76,354
October 6 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 19–7   34,123
October 13† 1:30 PM Northwestern Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 35–25   32,522
October 20 1:30 PM Indiana Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 12–0   38,227
October 27 12:30 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 23–52   83,945
November 3 1:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 21–3   51,189
November 10 1:30 PM #24 Michigan State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 16–28   38,731
November 17 12:00 PM at #16 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 18–35   102,112
November 24 1:30 PM Iowa Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) W 31–24   64,694
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in [[Central Time Zone (North America}|Central Time]].


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