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2012 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
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Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas vs. Texas Tech, L 31–34
Conference Big Ten Conference
Legends Division
2012 record 6–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Jerry Kill (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys (2nd year)
Home stadium TCF Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 50,805)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#25 Nebraska xy   7 1         10 4  
#24 Michigan   6 2         8 5  
#17 Northwestern   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Iowa   2 6         4 8  
Leaders
#3 Ohio State* x   8 0         12 0  
Penn State*   6 2         8 4  
Wisconsin y   4 4         8 6  
Purdue   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   2 6         4 8  
Illinois   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second year head coach Jerry Kill and played their home games at TCF Bank Stadium. They were a member of the Legends Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 2–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the Legends Division. They were invited to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas where they were defeated by Texas Tech.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* 10:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV CBSSN W 30–27 3OT  16,013
September 8* 11:00 AM #14 (FCSNew Hampshire TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN W 44–7   47,022
September 15* 11:00 AM Western Michigan TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 28–23   44,921
September 22* 7:00 PM Syracuse TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 17–10   50,805
September 29 11:00 AM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2 L 13–31   70,585
October 13† 11:00 AM Northwestern TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 13–21   49,651
October 20 11:00 AM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPNU L 13–38   80,587
October 27 2:30 PM Purdue TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN W 44–28   41,062
November 3 11:00 AM Michigan TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) BTN L 13–35   48,801
November 10 2:30 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 17–3   46,912
November 17 2:30 PM at #14 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN L 14–38   85,330
November 24 2:30 PM Michigan State TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN BTN L 10–26   44,194
December 28* 8:00 PM vs. Texas Tech Reliant StadiumHouston, TX (Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas) ESPN L 31–34   50,386
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

RosterEdit

The preliminary roster is based on the previous season's roster and eligibility, along with incoming recruits. All numbers are from www.gophersports.com.

2012 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Green, BrandonBrandon Green 10px Sr
QB 3 Foreman, DexterDexter Foreman 10px Fr
QB 5 Gray, MarQueisMarQueis Gray Sr
QB 7 Leidner, MitchMitch Leidner Fr
WR 8 Wilson, CameronCameron Wilson 10px So
QB 9 Nelson, PhilipPhilip Nelson Fr
QB 11 Shortell, MaxMax Shortell So
WR 12 McDonald, AndreAndre McDonald Fr
WR 14 Fruechte, IsaacIsaac Fruechte So
WR 15 Jones, MarcusMarcus Jones So
WR 16 Harbison, JamelJamel Harbison Fr
WR 17 Cesario, C.J.C.J. Cesario 10px So
WR 18 Engel, DerrickDerrick Engel 10px Jr
WR 19 Kloss, MattMatt Kloss Sr
RB 20 Kirkwood, DonnellDonnell Kirkwood 10px So
RB 21 Gillum, JamesJames Gillum Jr
RB 25 Wright, DevonDevon Wright 10px So
RB 27 Cobb, DavidDavid Cobb So
TE 28 Alipate, MosesMoses Alipate 10px Jr
FB 30 Henry, MikeMike Henry 10px Jr
RB 31 Banham, ColeCole Banham 10px So
RB 35 Williams, RodrickRodrick Williams Fr
TE 39 Mezzenga, GabeGabe Mezzenga 10px So
RB 44 Harper, JoJuanJoJuan Harper Fr
TE 47 Bisch, AlexAlex Bisch 10px So
OL 52 Epping, ZacZac Epping 10px So
OG 53 Olson, TommyTommy Olson So
OT 58 Olson, EdEd Olson 10px Jr
OC 62 Mottla, ZachZach Mottla 10px Jr
OL 63 Christenson, JonJon Christenson 10px Fr
OL 64 Bak, CalebCaleb Bak 10px So
OL 65 Campion, JoshJosh Campion 10px Fr
OL 66 McAvoy, LukeLuke McAvoy 10px Fr
OL 68 Hayes, IssacIssac Hayes Fr
OL 70 Ferguson, SeanSean Ferguson 10px So
OL 71 McAvoy, KyleKyle McAvoy 10px Fr
OL 73 Bjorklund, JoeJoe Bjorklund 10px Fr
OL 74 Lenkiewicz, MarekMarek Lenkiewicz 10px So
OL 75 Heifort, ErnieErnie Heifort 10px Fr
OT 76 Gjere, JimmyJimmy Gjere 10px So
OL 77 Bush, FosterFoster Bush 10px Fr
OT 78 Lauer, BenBen Lauer Fr
OT 79 Pirsig, JonahJonah Pirsig Fr
WR 80 Crawford-Tufts, DevinDevin Crawford-Tufts So
TE 81 Rabe, JohnJohn Rabe Sr
TE 83 Goodger, DrewDrew Goodger So
WR 84 Keise, VictorVictor Keise 10px Jr
WR 86 Moulton, MalcolmMalcolm Moulton Jr
TE 87 Ngekia, SahrSahr Ngekia 10px Jr
TE 88 Williams, MaxxMaxx Williams Fr
WR 89 Hutton, LoganLogan Hutton 10px So
TE 91 Gregory-McGhee, KendallKendall Gregory-McGhee 10px So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Beal, BrendanBrendan Beal 10px Jr
DB 2 Stoudermire, TroyTroy Stoudermire Sr
DB 3 Shabazz, MartezMartez Shabazz Jr
LB 4 Cooper, KeanonKeanon Cooper 10px Sr
DB 6 Carter, MichaelMichael Carter Sr
DB 7 Travis, DamariusDamarius Travis Fr
LB 8 Reeves, SpencerSpencer Reeves Sr
DB 11 Johnson, AntonioAntonio Johnson Fr
DB 13 Wells, DerrickDerrick Wells So
DB 16 Montgomery, StevenSteven Montgomery 10px Fr
LB 17 Rallis, NickNick Rallis Fr
LB 18 Westerhaus, PeterPeter Westerhaus 10px Fr
DB 19 Dicke, CedricCedric Dicke Fr
DB 21 Vereen, BrockBrock Vereen Jr
DB 22 Baltazar, JeremyJeremy Baltazar Jr
DB 23 Levine, GraysonGrayson Levine So
LB 24 Manuel, JamesJames Manuel Jr
LB 26 Rallis, MikeMike Rallis 10px Sr
DB 27 Thompson, CedricCedric Thompson So
DB 28 Watkins, KennyKenny Watkins Jr
DB 29 Boddy, BrieanBriean Boddy So
DB 31 Murray, EricEric Murray Fr
LB 32 Edwards, LamonteLamonte Edwards 10px So
LB 34 Matilus, JephteJephte Matilus 10px Fr
LB 35 Schultz, DominicDominic Schultz 10px Fr
DB 40 Tow-Arnett, NathanNathan Tow-Arnett 10px Sr
DL 42 Bronson, GavinGavin Bronson 10px Fr
LB 43 Grant, RyanRyan Grant 10px Sr
DB 45 Holcomb, BenBen Holcomb Fr
DL 46 Botticelli, CameronCameron Botticelli 10px So
LB 47 Bauducco, QuinnQuinn Bauducco 10px Fr
LB 48 Paffrath, JuddJudd Paffrath 10px Jr
DE 49 Garin, MattMatt Garin Jr
LB 50 Lynn, JackJack Lynn Fr
DT 52 Timms, YoshoubYoshoub Timms Fr
DE 55 Cockran, ThierenThieren Cockran 10px Fr
DL 56 Delaney, CurranCurran Delaney 10px Sr
LB 57 Hill, AaronAaron Hill 10px Jr
LB 59 Balthazor, JoeyJoey Balthazor 10px Jr
DL 62 Jacques, EricEric Jacques 10px Jr
DL 67 Stommes, DavidDavid Stommes 10px Jr
DL 69 Hartmann, TylerTyler Hartmann Fr
DL 90 Hahn, AustinAustin Hahn 10px Sr
DE 91 Keith, AlexAlex Keith Fr
DT 92 Johnson, RolandRoland Johnson Jr
DE 93 Perry, BenBen Perry 10px So
DL 94 Legania, HaroldHarold Legania 10px So
DE 95 Wilhite, D.L.D.L. Wilhite 10px Sr
DT 97 Ekpe, ScottScott Ekpe Fr
DE 98 Amaefula, MichaelMichael Amaefula So
DT 99 Hageman, Ra'ShedeRa'Shede Hageman 10px Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 36 Hawthorne, ChrisChris Hawthorne Jr
P 37 Mortell, PeterPeter Mortell 10px Fr
K 38 Schwerman, DavidDavid Schwerman 10px Sr
K 39 Wettstein, JordanJordan Wettstein Sr
LS 40 Hartman, JaredJared Hartman 10px Fr
P 41 Oreske, DanDan Oreske 10px Jr
LS 48 Filkins, JakeJake Filkins Jr
LS 96 Ramlet, DaveDave Ramlet 10px So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Matt Limegrover (Offensive coordinator)
  • Tracy Claeys (Defensive coordinator)
  • Bill Miller (Assistant Head Coach / Linebackers)
  • Brian Anderson (Running Backs)
  • Jeff Phelps (Defensive Line)
  • Pat Poore (Wide Receivers)
  • Rob Reeves (H-Backs / Tight Ends)
  • Jay Sawvel (Defensive Backs / Special Teams)
  • Jim Zebrowski (Quarterbacks)

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Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: November 19, 2012

Game notesEdit

SyracuseEdit

Syracuse at Minnesota
by Quarter1234 Total
Syracuse 3 0 0 7 10
Minnesota 7 0 7 3 17

Minnesota's best start since 2008


ReferencesEdit

  1. "2012 Minnesota Football Roster". www.GopherSports.com. University of Minnesota. http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/minn-m-footbl-mtt.html. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
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