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2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Music City Bowl Champions
Music City Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2004 record7–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachGlen Mason
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 64,172)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14/12 Michigan §   7 1         9 3  
#8/8 Iowa §   7 1         10 2  
#17/18 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20/19 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   0* 6         0* 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions


The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota during the college football season of 2004–2005. The team's coach was Glen Mason. It played its home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Previous seasonEdit

2003 was the seventh season under head coach Glen Mason. He led the team to an 10–3 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl. It was the first time since 1905 the Gophers had won 10 games in a season.

PollsEdit

The 2004 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team was not ranked in either the final Coaches' Poll or AP Poll.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4* 8:00 PM Toledo #22 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 63–21   45,144[1]
September 11* 2:30 PM Illinois State #22 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 37–21   34,006[2]
September 18* 9:00 PM at Colorado State #22 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO ESPN2 W 34–16   33,501[3]
September 25 8:00 PM Northwestern #19 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 W 43–17   44,657[4]
October 2 11:00 AM Penn State #18 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 16–7   50,386[5]
October 9 11:00 AM at #14 Michigan #13 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ESPN L 24–27   111,518[6]
October 15 11:00 AM at Michigan State #19 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 17–51   72,383[7]
October 23 1:00 PM Illinois Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 45–0   46,526[8]
October 30 12:00 PM at Indiana #24 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 21–30   22,282[9]
November 6 2:30 PM at #5 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ABC L 14–38   83,069[10]
November 13 11:00 AM #19 Iowa Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN L 27–29   64,719[11]
December 31* 11:00 AM vs. Alabama The ColiseumNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 20–16   66,089[12]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Eric Thrall's Gopher History

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