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1998 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1998 record5–6 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 63,669)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#6/5 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 1  
#12/12 Michigan §   7 1         10 3  
#24/23 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#17/15 Penn State*   0 3*         0 3*  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1998 season was the Golden Gophers' second season under head coach Glen Mason.[1] The Golden Gophers won five games and four of their losses came against ranked opponents.[1] Total attendance for the season was 249,764, which averaged out to 41,627 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.[2]

Tyrone Carter was named an All-American by Football News and The Sports Network.[3] Carter was also named All-Big Ten first team.[4] Running back Thomas Hamner was named All-Big Ten second team.[4] Defensive tackle Matt Anderle, linebacker Luke Braaten, cornerback Jason Hagman, linebacker Justin Hall, fullback Brad Prigge, long snapper Derek Rackley, offensive guard Ryan Roth, tight end Zach Vevea, linebacker Jim Wilkinson and linebacker Parc Williams were named Academic All-Big Ten.[5]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5* 1:30 PM Arkansas State Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 17–14   40,112
September 12* 7:00 PM at Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, TX W 14–7   17,540
September 19* 2:30 PM Memphis Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 41–14   35,919
October 3 1:00 PM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 21–56   56,809
October 10 2:30 PM #13 Penn State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ABC L 17–27   40,456
October 17 11:00 AM at #1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 15–45   93,183
October 24 11:00 AM Michigan State Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 19–18   41,327
October 31 11:00 AM #22 Michigan Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 10–15   41,310
November 7 11:00 AM at #8 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN L 7–26   78,767
November 14 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 19–20   30,049
November 21 1:30 PM Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) W 49–7   50,640
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.


ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

Eric Thrall's Gopher History

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