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2005 Football Results

Gopher Football 2005 Season

  • Head Coach:  Glen Mason (9th season)
  • Overall Record: 7 - 5
  • Conference Record: 4 - 4
  • Music City Bowl:  vs. Virginia (L 31-34)

2005 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/01/2005 @ Tulsa (9-4) W 41-10
09/10/2005 Colorado State (6-6) W 56-24
09/17/2005 Florida Atlantic (2-9) W 46-7
09/24/2005 Homecoming
Purdue (5-6)
W 42-35 OT
10/01/2005 @ Penn State (11-1) L 14-44
10/08/2005 @ Michigan (7-5) W 23-20
10/15/2005 Wisconsin (10-3) L 34-38
10/29/2005 Ohio State (10-2) L 31-45
11/05/2005 @ Indiana (4-7) W 42-21
11/12/2005 Michigan State (5-6) W 41-18
11/19/2005 @ Iowa (7-5) L 28-52
12/30/2005 Music City Bowl
vs. Virginia (7-5)
L 31-34

2005 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Penn State 7-1 11-1
Ohio State 7-1 10-2
Wisconsin 5-3 10-3
Northwestern 5-3 7-5
Michigan 5-3 7-5
Iowa 5-3 7-5
Minnesota 4-4 7-5
Purdue 3-5 5-6
Michigan State 2-6 5-6
Indiana 1-7 4-7
Illinois 0-8 2-9

2005 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
78 Ainslie, Joe OT 6-7 300 Jr. Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins)
98 Allen, Neel NT 6-3 285 So. Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter)
4 Banks, Trumaine DB 5-10 185 Jr. Columbus, Ohio (Eastmoor Academy)
23 Barber, Dominique DB 6-0 180 So. Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata)
77 Brinkhaus, Tony OT 6-4 295 So. Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson)
65 Brody, William DE 6-5 230 RFr. Garfield Heights, Ohio (Benedictine)
53 Bultman, Brad OC 6-2 260 So. Green Bay, Wis. (Ashwaubenon)
32 Campbell, Terrance DB 6-2 205 Sr. Atlanta, Ga. (Frederick Douglass)
14 Carlson, John DB 6-2 215 RFr. Wayzata, Minn. (Hopkins)
12 Chambers, Mike WR 6-1 195 Fr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Walsh-Jesuit)
57 Cheney, Patrick LB 6-1 220 So. Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View)
90 Clark, Eric DE 6-4 265 Jr. Tampa Bay, Fla. (Tampa Bay Tech)
42 Cullen, Anthony LB 6-0 205 RFr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
3 Cupito, Bryan QB 6-1 195 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio (McNicholas)
6 Daniels, Alex LB 6-3 230 Fr. Columbus, Ohio (Brookhaven)
92 Davis, Steve DE 6-2 230 Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer North)
14 Decker, Eric WR 6-2 205 Fr. Cold Spring, Minn. (Rocori)
79 DeGeest, Matt OG 6-5 250 RFr. Harrisburg, S.D. (Harrisburg)
83 Ellerson, Jared WR 6-1 200 Sr. Copley, Ohio (Copley)
61 Eslinger, Greg OC 6-3 285 Sr. Bismarck, N.D. (Bismarck)
45 Eugene, Junior FB 6-1 230 Sr. Miami, Fla. (South Miami)
34 Faue, Jeremy FB 5-11 215 So. Hamel, Minn. (Wayzata)
31 Giannini, Jason K 5-10 180 RFr. Canton, Ohio (Glen Oak)
14 Grandas, Brody DB 5-11 185 RFr. Woodbury, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
15 Harris, Jamal DB 6-0 180 So. Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)
16 Haudan, Blake K 6-1 190 Fr. Toledo, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit)
26 Haviland, Reid RB 5-10 180 Fr. Thief River Falls, Minn.
44 Hennessey, Thomas FB 5-11 215 Fr. Somerset, Wis. (Somerset)
44 Hightower, Deon LB 6-3 195 RFr. Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Summit)
37 Holden, Chris DE 5-11 225 Jr. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
69 Jakel, John OG 6-5 280 So. Schofield, Wis. (D.C. Everest)
2 Jones, Dominic DB 5-9 180 Fr. Columbus, Ohio (Brookhaven)
5 Jones, Marcel QB 6-3 205 Fr. Shakopee, Minn. (Simley)
37 Kasten, Michael WR 6-2 200 RFr. Plainview, Minn. (Plainview)
63 Krueger, Matt OT 6-5 250 Fr. Maple Plain, Minn. (Delano)
41 Kucek, Justin P 6-0 180 RFr. Canfield, Ohio (Canfield)
32 Kuznia, Ben WR 6-0 185 Fr. Olivia, Minn. (BOLD)
42 Lamers, Jason FB 6-0 240 Jr. Kaukauna, Wis. (Wrightstown)
99 Lipka, Keith DE 6-3 260 Sr. Oak Creek, Wis. (NDSCS) (Oak Creek)
97 Losli, Mark DT 6-6 290 Sr. Spring Lake Park, Minn. (Spring Lake Park)
19 Maciejowski, Mike QB 6-3 210 RFr. Columbus, Ohio (Upper Arlington)
16 Mannion, Kevin DB 6-2 200 RFr. Germantown, Wis. (Germantown)
22 Maroney, Laurence RB 5-11 205 Jr. St. Louis, Mo. (Normandy)
96 Massey, Keith DB 6-1 200 Fr. Columbus, Ohio (Brookhaven)
40 McCarthy, Pat DT 6-0 260 Jr. Neenah, Wis. (Neenah)
44 McGarry, Robert LS 6-3 215 So. Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater)
13 McKelton, Michael DE 5-10 170 Fr. Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach)
52 McKenzie, Kyle LB 6-1 235 Sr. Detroit, Mich. (St. Martin Deporres)
45 Meinke, Jason DE 6-5 235 Fr. Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)
70 Meisel, Todd DT 6-4 255 So. Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)
85 Mensen, Chris TE 6-6 240 Fr. Solon, Iowa (Solon)
38 Metz, Andy WR 6-2 190 Fr. Lakeville, Minn.
79 Moen, Barrett DT 6-2 260 Fr. Bloomington, Minn.
15 Monroe, Joel K 6-0 180 RFr. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper)
95 Montgomery, Anthony DT 6-5 305 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (John F. Kennedy)
59 Moore, Steve LB 6-2 230 RFr. Coon Rapids, Minn. (Blaine)
17 Mortensen, Tony QB 6-3 200 RFr. Hutchinson, Minn. (Hutchinson)
73 Moss, Brian DE 6-6 285 Jr. Florissant, Mo. (Hazelwood Central)
53 Mullaney, Mark LB 6-0 210 So. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
60 Nicholson, Mike OG 6-5 285 Sr. River Falls, Wis. (River Falls)
20 Owens, Brandon DB 6-2 210 Jr. Delray Beach, Fla. (D.B. Atlantic)
34 Pawielski, John DB 5-11 200 Sr. Waupaca, Wis. (Waupaca)
84 Payne, Logan WR 6-2 200 Jr. Lutz , Fla. (Land O' Lakes)
29 Pinnix, Amir RB 6-0 195 So. Newark, N.J. (Malcolm X Shabazz)
81 Posthumus, Jarod TE 6-4 255 Sr. St. Cloud, Minn. (Becker)
48 Reese, Mario LB 6-3 230 Jr. Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook)
86 Reilly, Troy TE 6-6 240 Fr. Plover, Wis. (Stevens Point Area)
74 Ruckdashel, Ryan OT 6-6 255 Fr. Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)
88 Rucker, Micah WR 6-6 210 So. Bonita Springs, Fla. (Estero)
87 Salmen, Kevin TE 6-5 245 Sr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Durham H.S.)
68 Setterstrom, Mark OG 6-3 295 Sr. Northfield, Minn. (Northfield)
58 Sherels, Mike LB 6-0 230 So. Rochester, Minn. (John Marshall)
46 Shevlin, John LB 6-1 220 So. Eagan, Minn. (Eastview)
64 Shidell, Steve OT 6-5 285 So. Coon Rapids, Minn. (Coon Rapids)
80 Simmons, Jack TE 6-4 215 RFr. Libertyville, Ill. (Carmel)
35 Smith, Judd RB 6-0 200 Fr. Rothschild, Wis.
17 Sonie, Laminu CB 6-2 175 Fr. Eagan, Minn.
89 Spaeth, Matt TE 6-6 270 Jr. St. Michael, Minn. (St. Michael-Albertville)
11 Steib, Desi DB 6-1 185 So. Vacherie, La. (St. James)
96 Stommes, Matt DL 6-7 245 Fr. Richmond, Minn. (Eden Valley-Watkins)
56 Swaggert, Tyson OC 6-4 285 Jr. Buffalo, Minn. (Buffalo)
66 Tavale, Nedward OG 6-2 305 Fr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
25 Thomas, Jay RB 6-0 185 Fr. Oakdale, Minn. (Tartan)
31 Thompson, Seth DB 6-0 190 So. Hudson, Wis. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
77 Tow-Arnett, Jeff DT 6-2 270 Fr. Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley)
74 Tow-Arnett, Nick DL 6-4 245 Fr. Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley)
51 Triplett, Nate LB 6-3 230 Fr. Maple Plain, Minn. (Delano)
18 Valentine, Justin FB 6-2 215 So. Columbus, Ohio (Eastmoor Academy)
91 VanDeSteeg, William DE 6-4 235 RFr. Silver Lake, Minn. (Glencoe-Silver Lake)
7 Wallace, Jakari WR 5-8 170 Sr. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Boyd Anderson)
82 Wheelwright, Ernie WR 6-5 210 So. Columbus, Ohio (Walnut Ridge)
6 White, Quentin DB 6-0 200 Sr. Gahanna, Ohio (Lincoln)

2005 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Texas (65) 13-0 1,625
2 USC 12-1 1,560
3 Penn State 11-1 1,484
4 Ohio State 10-2 1,428
5 West Virginia 11-1 1,325
6 Louisiana State 11-2 1,314
7 Virginia Tech 11-2 1,197
8 Alabama 10-2 1,081
9 Notre Dame 9-3 1,019
10 Georgia 10-3 994
11 TCU 11-1 937
12 Oregon 10-2 817
12 Florida 9-3 817
14 Auburn 9-3 799
15 Wisconsin 10-3 786
16 UCLA 10-2 778
17 Miami (FL) 9-3 589
18 Boston College 9-3 545
19 Louisville 9-3 410
20 Texas Tech 9-3 359
21 Clemson 8-4 339
22 Oklahoma 8-4 329
23 Florida State 8-5 232
24 Nebraska 8-4 128
25 California 8-4 45

2005 Final ESPN/USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Texas (62) 13-0 1550
2 USC 12-1 1483
3 Penn State 11-1 1421
4 Ohio State 10-2 1357
5 LSU 11-2 1281
6 West Virginia 11-1 1235
7 Virginia Tech 11-2 1176
8 Alabama 10-2 1066
9 TCU 11-1 914
10 Georgia 10-3 900
11 Notre Dame 9-3 866
12 Oregon 10-2 837
13 UCLA 10-2 774
14 Auburn 9-3 760
15 Wisconsin 10-3 739
16 Florida 9-3 718
17 Boston College 9-3 584
18 Miami (FL) 9-3 558
19 Texas Tech 9-3 422
20 Louisville 9-3 342
21 Clemson 8-4 310
22 Oklahoma 8-4 274
23 Florida State 8-5 209
24 Nebraska 8-4 109
25 California 8-4 68

2005 Big Ten Bowl Results

FedEx Orange Bowl - 01/03/2006
Penn State 26, Florida State 23 (OT)
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 01/02/2006
Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20
Capital One Bowl - 01/02/2006
Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10
Outback Bowl - 01/02/2006
Florida 31, Iowa 24
Mastercard Alamo Bowl - 12/28/2005
Nebraska 32, Michigan 28
Vitalis Sun Bowl - 12/30/2005
UCLA 50, Northwestern 38
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl - 12/30/2005
Virginia 34, Minnesota 31

2005 Other Bowl Results

Rose Bowl by Citi - 01/04/2006
Texas 41, USC 38
Nokia Sugar Bowl - 01/02/2006
West Virginia 38, Georgia 35
Toyota Gator Bowl - 01/02/2006
Virginia Tech 35, Louisville 24
AT&T Cotton Bowl - 01/02/2006
Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl - 12/30/2005
LSU 40, Miami (FL) 3
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - 12/31/2005
Tulsa 31, Fresno State 24
Independence Bowl - 12/30/2005
Missouri 38, South Carolina 31
Emerald Bowl - 12/29/2005
Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
EV1.net Houston Bowl - 12/31/2005
TCU 27, Iowa State 24
Meineke Car Care Bowl - 12/31/2005
North Carolina State 14, South Florida 0
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - 12/29/2005
Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14
MPC Computers Bowl - 12/28/2005
Boston College 27, Boise State 21
Insight Bowl - 12/27/2005
Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40
Champs Sports Bowl - 12/27/2005
Clemson 19, Colorado 10
Motor City Bowl - 12/26/2005
Memphis 38, Akron 31
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - 12/24/2005
Nevada 49, Central Florida 48 (OT)
Fort Worth Bowl - 12/23/2005
Kansas 42, Houston 13
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - 12/22/2005
Navy 51, Colorado State 30
Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl - 12/22/2005
California 35, BYU 28
GMAC Bowl - 12/21/2005
Toledo 45, UTEP 13
New Orleans Bowl - 12/20/2005
Southern Mississippi 31, Arkansas State 19