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1991 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten
1991 record2–9 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Gutekunst
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/6 Michigan 8 0 0     10 2 0
#10/10 Iowa 7 1 0     10 1 1
Ohio State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Indiana 5 3 0     7 4 1
Illinois 4 4 0     6 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1991 season was the Golden Gophers' sixth and final season under head coach John Gutekunst.[1] The Golden Gophers won two games and lost nine.[1] Total attendance for the season was 218,219, which averaged out to 36,369 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against the San José State.[2]

Offensive linemen Chip Brixius, defensive back Chris Cohen, wide receiver Omar Douglas, linebacker Dan LiSanti, running back Ken McClintock, defensive back Jeff Rosga and linebacker Lance Wolkow were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Defensive back Sean Lumpkin was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[4] Tight end Patt Evans was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[4] Ken McClintock was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Linebacker Joel Staats was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[4] Quarterback Scott Schaffner was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14* 7:00 PM San José State MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 26–20   47,914
September 21* 1:00 PM at #19 Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 0–58   52,147
September 28* 2:30 PM #18 Pittsburgh Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ABC L 13–14   39,511
October 5 11:30 AM at #22 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN L 3–24   57,981
October 12† 1:30 PM Purdue Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 6–3   31,939
October 19 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 12–20   75,097
October 25 7:00 PM #4 Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) L 6–52   32,577
November 2 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 8–34   44,095
November 9 11:30 AM #19 Ohio State Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN L 6–35   30,145
November 16 1:30 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) L 16–19   36,133
November 23 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) L 8–23   69,500
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


ReferencesEdit

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