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1994 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1994 record3–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Wacker
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Penn State 8 0 0     12 0 0
#14/9 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
#12/12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 4 0     7 4 0
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion

The 1994 season was the Golden Gophers' third season under head coach Jim Wacker.[1] The Gophers won three games and lost eight.[1] The total attendance for the season was 253,851, which averaged to 42,308 per game.[2] The season attendance high was against Iowa, with 53,340 in attendance.[2]

Defensive tackle Ed Hawthorne and running back Chris Darkins were named All-Big Ten first team.[3] Kicker Mike Chalberg was named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Defensive back Justin Conzemius was named first team Academic All-American.[4] Kicker Mike Chalberg, defensive back Justin Conzemius, offensive lineman Chris Fowlkes, offensive lineman Luke Glime, linebacker Luke Hiestand, offensive lineman Todd Jesewitz, linebacker Ben Langford, wide receiver Tony Levine, defensive back Dan LiSanti, linebacker Craig Sauer, quarterback Cory Sauter and linebacker Chris Smith were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Chris Darkins was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Bruce Smith Award.[5] Craig Sauer was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[5] Free safety Rishon Early was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[5] Justin Conzemius was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[5] Ed Hawthorne was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM #9 Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN L 3–56   51,134
September 10* 7:00 PM Pacific Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 33–7   37,719
September 17* 6:00 PM San Diego State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 40–17   32,212
September 24* 1:10 PM at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS L 0–35   40,002
October 1 1:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 14–25   38,195
October 8 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 37–49   33,158
October 15† 6:00 PM Northwestern Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 31–37   44,377
October 22 1:00 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 17–14   77,745
November 5 6:00 PM Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17–21   35,069
November 12 12:00 PM at #19 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 22–38   105,624
November 19 6:00 PM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) Creative L 42–49   53,340
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


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