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1992 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1992 record2–9 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Wacker
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Michigan 6 0 2     9 0 3
#18/18 Ohio State 5 2 1     8 3 1
Michigan State 5 3 0     5 6 0
Illinois 4 3 1     6 5 1
Iowa 4 4 0     5 7 0
Indiana 3 5 0     5 6 0
Wisconsin 3 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 2 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1992 season was the Golden Gophers' first season under head coach Jim Wacker.[1] The Golden Gophers only won two games, but nearly defeated the #11 ranked team in the AP Poll, the Colorado Buffaloes. Total attendance for the season was 227,446, which averaged out to 37,908 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[2]

Offensive lineman Keith Ballard, defensive lineman Dennis Cappella and punter Dean Kaufman were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Defensive back Justin Conzemius, wide receiver Omar Douglas, defensive lineman Shawn Ehrich, offensive lineman Chris Fowlkes, linebacker Peter Hiestand, defensive back Dan LiSanti, defensive back Jeff Rosga and linebacker Lance Wolkow were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Keith Ballard was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award.[5] Running back Antonio Carter was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[5] Dennis Cappella was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[5] Wide receiver Jon Lewis was the Bobby Bell Award.[5] Linebacker Russ Heath was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[5] Running back Ken McClintock was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12* 7:00 PM San José State Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 30–39   36,912
September 19* 6:00 PM #11 Colorado Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 20–21   33,719
September 26* 11:00 AM at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 33–41   31,129
October 3 6:00 PM Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 18–17   32,112
October 10 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 20–24   30,635
October 17† 6:00 PM Michigan State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 15–20   35,594
October 24 12:00 PM at #3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 13–63   106,579
October 31 6:00 PM Indiana Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17–24   31,741
November 7 12:30 PM at #22 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–17   91,764
November 14 1:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) L 6–34   48,754
November 21 6:00 PM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) W 28–13   57,368
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


ReferencesEdit

  1. Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, pp. 201, http://www.gophersports.com//pdf6/80499.pdf?SPSID=39281&SPID=3280&DB_OEM_ID=8400
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, pp. 160, http://www.gophersports.com//pdf6/80499.pdf?SPSID=39281&SPID=3280&DB_OEM_ID=8400
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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide, pp. 181, http://www.gophersports.com//pdf6/80499.pdf?SPSID=39281&SPID=3280&DB_OEM_ID=8400
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