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1998 Football Results

Gopher Football 1998 Season

  • Head Coach:  Glen Mason (2nd season)
  • Overall Record: 5 - 6
  • Conference Record: 2 - 6

1998 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/05/1998 Arkansas State (4-8) W 17-14
09/12/1998 @ Houston (3-8) W 14-7
09/19/1998 Memphis (2-9) W 41-14
10/03/1998 @ Purdue (9-4) L 21-56
10/10/1998 Penn State (9-3) L 17-27
10/17/1998 @ Ohio State (11-1) L 15-45
10/24/1998 Homecoming
Michigan State (6-6)
W 19-18
10/31/1998 Michigan (10-3) L 10-15
11/07/1998 @ Wisconsin (11-1) L 7-26
11/14/1998 @ Indiana (4-7) L 19-20
11/21/1998 Iowa (3-8) W 49-7

1998 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Wisconsin 7-1 11-1
Ohio State 7-1 11-1
Michigan 7-1 10-3
Purdue 6-2 9-4
Penn State 5-3 9-3
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

1998 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Elg. Letters Hometown (Previous School)
14 Abdul-Khaliq, Asad QB 6-2 190 Fr 0 Elizabeth, NJ
51 Akinwale, Akeem C 6-3 260 Fr* 0 Coon Rapids, MN
78 Albrecht, Jon OG 6-5 326 Sr* 3 Springfield, IL (Sacred Heart-Griffin)
99 Anderle, Matt DT 6-6 296 Fr* 0 Roseville, MN (Mounds View)
44 Andraschko, Jason FB 6-3 235 Fr 0 Menomonie, WI
19 Bailey, Adam PK 5-10 199 Sr* 2 Burnsville, MN
24 Barnes, Kahlen WR 6-1 221 Sr* 1 Brooklyn Park, MN (Park Center)
88 Baugus, Marvin 'Scooter' TE 6-7 240 Fr 0 Fort Worth, TX (Eastern Hills)
47 Bean, Jim RB 5-9 197 Sr 1 Burnsville, MN
55 Belock, Dave LB 6-1 196 Fr* 0 Hinckley, OH (Highland)
52 Braaten, Luke LB 6-4 234 Jr* 2 Litchfield, MN
2 Brewer, Jack WR 6-1 181 So 0 Grapevine, TX (Southern Methodist/Grapevine)
23 Bruce, Arland RB 5-10 190 Jr 0 Olathe, KS (Hutchinson CC)
68 Burns, Derek OT 6-5 274 Fr* 0 Eden Prairie, MN
70 Carey, Brian DT 6-1 267 So* 0 Sun Prairie, WI
48 Carlson, Willis FB 5-11 250 So* 0 Eagan, MN
86 Carter, Grant WR 6-0 170 Fr* 0 Solon, OH
22 Carter, Tyrone SS 5-9 185 Jr 2 Pampano Beach, FL (Ely)
98 Cernoch, Mike DE 6-6 262 So* 1 Burnsville, MN
5 Cockerham, Billy QB 6-1 203 Jr* 1 Clayton, CA (Skyline)
50 Colbert, Marlon LB 6-3 220 Fr 0 Detroit, MI (Pershing)
90 Dehnicke, Drew DE 6-3 242 Fr* 0 Coon Rapids, MN
83 Dettman, Spencer WR 5-11 169 Jr* 0 Green Bay, WI (West)
42 Dillenburg, Jim FB 6-0 259 So* 0 Green Bay (Pulaski)
8 Dimmy, Keith FS 6-1 170 Sr* 1 Columbus, OH (Eastmoor)
87 Duerr, Troy TE 6-4 272 Sr* 3 Buffalo, MN
36 Evans, Byron RB 5-9 209 Jr* 2 Texas City, TX (La Marque)
33 Fitzpatrick, Renato RB 6-0 198 Fr 0 St. Louis, MO (University)
64 Floyd, Terrence OL 6-5 315 So* 0 Akron, OH (Hutchinson CC)
3 Gettis, Byron QB 6-2 215 Fr 0 Centreville, IL (Cahokia)
13 Graham, Trevis CB 5-10 181 So 1 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Piper)
28 Grate, Tim FS 5-11 194 Sr* 2 Miami Springs, FL
48 Griffin, Clorenzo CB 5-10 183 So* 0 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Hutchinson CC)
49 Gruening, Preston P/K 5-10 170 Fr 0 Schofield, WI (DC Everest)
74 Haayer, Adam OT 6-6 276 So* 1 Wyoming, MN (Forest Lake)
29 Hagman, Jason CB 6-1 181 Sr* 1 Austin, MN
38 Hall, Justin LB 6-3 227 So 1 Bloomington, MN (Jefferson)
55 Hamilton, Ben C 6-5 268 So* 1 Plymouth, MN (Wayzata)
12 Hamner, Thomas RB 6-0 179 Jr* 2 Hamilton, OH
16 Harden, Mike LB 6-2 217 So* 1 Fort Lauderdale, FL (Piper)
84 Hass, Alex TE 6-5 270 Jr* 1 St. Peter, MN
77 Hau, Pat OT 6-6 292 Jr* 1 Edina, MN
4 Henderson, Antoine WR 5-7 155 So 1 Fort Lauderdale (Stranahan)
6 Henry, Jimmy SS 6-1 187 Fr* 0 Detroit, MI (Pershing)
73 Hoffarth, Kris OG 6-5 286 Jr* 0 St. Paul, MN (Johnson)
45 Hoffman, Sean LB 6-3 236 So* 1 Fargo, ND (North)
3 Hutton, Lee WR 5-9 169 Sr* 1 Dickinson, TX (La Marque)
17 Iversen, Ryan LB 6-3 210 Fr 0 Eden Prairie, MN
89 Johnson, Ron WR 6-3 200 Fr 0 Detroit, MI (Martin Luther King)
21 Jones, Delvin SS 6-0 189 Fr* 0 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
80 Jones, Elvin WR 6-4 213 Fr* 0 Southfield, MI (Ferndale)
1 Keller, Ryan QB 6-2 195 So* 0 Chicago, IL (U of Kentucky)
26 Kemph, Steve P 6-1 193 Jr 1 Chicago, IL (Mt. Carmel)
53 Kneen, Scott LS 6-1 221 Jr* 2 Anoka, MN
75 Kuppe, Jake OL 6-7 305 Fr 0 Minnetonka, MN
56 Landrum, Germain DE 6-3 230 Fr 0 Detroit, MI (Martin Luther King)
70 Larson, Erik OT 6-6 260 So* 0 Cambridge, MN
85 LaRue, Rob TE 6-4 236 Fr* 0 Wayzata, MN (Minnetonka)
39 Lehan, Mike RB 6-1 185 Fr 0 Hopkins, MN
7 Leverson, Luke WR 6-0 175 Jr 2 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
15 Martin, Gus CB 5-10 175 Fr* 0 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
15 Mays, Jermaine WR 6-0 171 Fr 0 Miami, FL (Jackson)
97 Mezera, Ben LB 6-4 237 So 1 Waupaca, WI
95 Michals, Jon DE 6-4 261 Jr* 2 Oak Creek, WI
42 Middlebrooks, Willie FS 6-2 194 Fr* 0 Florida City, FL (Homestead)
43 Moore, Mari WR 6-1 167 Sr 2 San Antonio, TX (Judson)
34 Mullen, Michael WR 5-11 184 Fr* 0 Flint, MI (Central)
41 Olson, Jeff FB 6-1 220 So 0 Brooklyn Park, MN (South Dakota State)
62 Osei, Astein LB 6-2 215 Fr 0 Bolingbrook, IL (Romeoville)
60 Palke, Joe OL 6-5 270 Fr 0 Roseville, MN (Mounds View)
57 Pearson, Nate LB 6-3 203 Jr* 1 Hutchinson, MN
11 Persby, Andy QB 6-3 241 So* 0 North St. Paul, MN (Hill-Murray)
9 Poole, Curtese LB 6-3 231 So* 0 Columbus, OH (U of Kansas)
25 Prigge, Brad FB 5-10 189 Jr* 1 Zumbrota, MN (Bemidji State)
18 Rackley, Derek TE 6-5 238 Jr* 2 Apple Valley, MN
94 Rawlings, Josh DT 6-5 275 Jr* 1 Fort Gratiot, MI (Port Huron Northern)
32 Redmon, Tellis RB 6-0 185 Fr 0 Grapevine, TX (Colleyville Heritage)
58 Richard, Antoine DT 6-3 276 Sr* 3 Houston, TX (Alief Hastings)
91 Riley, Karon DE 6-4 241 Jr 0 Detroit, MI (Southern Methodist)
35 Rindels, Ryan P 5-11 172 Jr* 2 Coon Rapids, MN (Anoka)
20 Rogers, Fred CB 5-9 168 Jr* 2 Hamilton, OH
66 Roth, Ryan OG 6-3 306 Fr* 0 Kansas City, MO (Park Hill)
92 Russ, Dyron DT 6-1 292 Jr* 1 Milwaukee, WI (Oak Creek)
93 Schlecht, John DE 6-1 258 So* 0 White Bear Lake, MN (St. Cloud State)
27 Scott, Keldrick CB 5-10 170 Fr 0 Denton, TX
2 Scruggs, Craig CB 5-9 173 Sr* 3 Dallas, TX (Skyline)
65 Smith, Chris DT 6-4 290 Fr 0 Bronx, NY (Lehman)
46 Smith, Rufus DE 6-2 237 Sr* 3 Miami Springs, FL
63 Socha, Tim OG 6-6 312 Sr* 3 Green Bay, WI (Ashwaubenon)
40 Spencer, Marvin RB 6-1 215 Fr 0 Coon Rapids, MN
67 Sykora, Dave DE 6-6 270 Fr 0 Bloomington, MN (Jefferson)
71 Thorman, Ryan OT 6-5 289 Fr* 0 Eagan, MN
31 Venturine, Ryan FB 6-2 226 Sr* 2 Westlake Village, CA (LA Valley CC)
81 Vevea, Zach TE 6-6 245 Fr* 0 Elk River, MN
79 Von Behren, Theron OT 6-5 282 Jr* 0 South St. Paul, MN
82 Wasurick, Bo TE 6-3 236 Sr* 1 DePere, WI (Notre Dame Academy)
59 Wilkinson, Jim LB 6-1 231 Fr* 0 Sun Prairie, WI
37 Williams, Parc LB 6-3 243 Sr* 3 Zumbrota, MN (Zumbrota-Mazeppa)
41 Williams, Robert RB 6-3 235 Fr 0 Brooklyn Park, MN (Cooper)
30 Wyrick, Jimmy CB 5-9 174 Jr* 2 De Soto, TX
76 Xanthos, Vinnie OG 6-4 299 So* 0 Fort Lauderdale, FL (U of Maryland)
61 Zander, Jason C 6-5 284 Jr* 0 Sun Prairie, WI
50 Zemke, Val LS 5-10 218 So* 0 Oshkosh, WI (Lourdes)
26 Zochert, Blake LB 6-3 221 So* 0 Green Bay, WI (East)

1998 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Tennessee (70) 13-0 1,750
2 Ohio State 11-1 1,673
3 Florida State 11-2 1,574
4 Arizona 12-1 1,535
5 Florida 10-2 1,463
6 Wisconsin 11-1 1,427
7 Tulane 12-0 1,252
8 UCLA 10-2 1,123
9 Georgia Tech 10-2 1,122
10 Kansas State 11-2 1,086
11 Texas A&M 11-3 1,071
12 Michigan 10-3 1,052
13 Air Force 12-1 980
14 Georgia 9-3 785
15 Texas 9-3 740
16 Arkansas 9-3 621
17 Penn State 9-3 619
18 Virginia 9-3 544
19 Nebraska 9-4 454
20 Miami (FL) 9-3 426
21 Missouri 8-4 335
22 Notre Dame 9-3 315
23 Virginia Tech 9-3 256
24 Purdue 9-4 236
25 Syracuse 8-4 161

1998 Final USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Tennessee (62) 13-0 1,550
2 Ohio State 11-1 1,473
3 Florida State 11-2 1,376
4 Arizona 12-1 1,347
5 Wisconsin 11-1 1,289
6 Florida 10-2 1,282
7 Tulane 12-0 1,117
8 UCLA 10-2 998
9 Kansas State 11-2 991
10 Air Force 12-1 971
11 Georgia Tech 10-2 932
12 Michigan 10-3 863
13 Texas A&M 11-3 839
14 Georgia 9-3 677
15 Penn State 9-3 640
16 Texas 9-3 577
17 Arkansas 9-3 566
18 Virginia 9-3 485
19 Virginia Tech 9-3 471
20 Nebraska 9-4 321
21 Miami (FL) 9-3 291
22 Notre Dame 9-3 256
23 Purdue 9-4 233
24 Syracuse 8-4 192
25 Missouri 8-4 171

1998 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl by AT&T - 01/01/1999
Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31
Nokia Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1999
Ohio State 24, Texas A&M 14
CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl - 01/01/1999
Michigan 45, Arkansas 31
Builders Square HQ Alamo Bowl - 12/29/1998
Purdue 37, Kansas State 34
Outback Bowl - 01/01/1999
Penn State 26, Kentucky 14

1998 Other Bowl Results

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 01/04/1999
Tennessee 23, Florida State 16
FedEx Orange Bowl - 01/02/1999
Florida 31, Syracuse 10
Norwest Bank Sun Bowl - 12/31/1998
Texas Christian 28, Southern California 19
Jeep Aloha Bowl - 12/25/1998
Colorado 51, Oregon 43
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl - 12/31/1998
Georgia 35, Virginia 33
SW Bell Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1999
Texas 38, Mississippi State 11
Toyota Gator Bowl - 01/01/1999
Georgia Tech 35, Notre Dame 28
Axa Liberty Bowl - 12/31/1998
Tulane 41, Brigham Young 27
Culligan Holiday Bowl - 12/30/1998
Arizona 23, Nebraska 20
Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl - 12/30/1998
Idaho 42, Southern Mississippi 35
Sanford Independence Bowl - 12/31/1998
Mississippi 35, Texas Tech 18
Insight.com Bowl - 12/26/1998
Missouri 34, West Virginia 31
Motor City Bowl - 12/23/1998
Marshall 48, Louisville 29
Las Vegas Bowl - 12/19/1998
North Carolina 20, San Diego State 13
Jeep Oahu Bowl - 12/25/1998
Air Force 45, Washington 25
American General Music City Bowl - 12/29/1998
Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7
Micron PC Bowl - 12/29/1998
Miami (FL) 46, North Carolina State 23