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1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1995 record3–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachJim Wacker
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Northwestern 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6/8 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
#13/12 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
#17/19 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
#25/22 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1995 season was the Golden Gophers' fourth season under head coach Jim Wacker.[1] The Golden Gophers won three games and lost eight.[1] Total home attendance for the season was 291,173, which averaged out to 48,529 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against Wisconsin.[2]

Offensive guard Todd Jesewitz and cornerback Rodney Heath were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Defensive back Justin Conzemius was named Academic All-American second team.[4] Kicker Mike Chalberg, defensive back Justin Conzemius, defensive tackle Troy Duerr, offensive lineman Chris Fowlkes, linebacker Peter Hiestand, offensive lineman Todd Jesewitz, quarterback Rob Jones, wide receiver Tony Levine, defensive tackle Antoine Richard, linebacker Craig Sauer, quarterback Cory Sauter, linebacker Jim Tallman, defensive end Dave Watson, linebacker Parc Williams and long snapper Scott Williams were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Craig Sauer was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award and Carl Eller Award.[5] Cory Sauter was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[5] Mike Chalberg was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[5] Justin Conzemius was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[5] Running back Chris Darkins was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 16* 6:00 PM Ball State Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 31–7   48,420
September 23* 11:00 AM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY Creative L 17–27   42,780
September 30* 6:00 PM Arkansas State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 55–7   42,472
October 7 6:00 PM Purdue Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 18–17   39,343
October 14† 6:00 PM Northwestern Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17–27   50,504
October 21 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 31–34   70,123
October 28 2:30 PM at #9 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ABC L 17–52   104,929
November 4 6:00 PM #4 Ohio State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 21–49   46,418
November 11 6:00 PM Wisconsin Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 L 27–34   64,016
November 18 1:00 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14-48   45,521
November 25 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) L 3–45   65,794
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


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