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2006 Football Results

Gopher Football 2006 Season

  • Head Coach:  Glen Mason (10th season)
  • Overall Record: 6 - 7
  • Conference Record: 3 - 5
  • Insight Bowl: vs. Texas Tech (L 41-44 OT)

2006 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
08/31/2006 @ Kent State (6-6) W 44-0
09/09/2006 @ California (10-3) L 17-42
09/16/2006 Temple (1-11) W 62-0
09/23/2006 @ Purdue (8-6) L 21-27
09/30/2006 Michigan (11-2) L 14-28
10/07/2006 Penn State (9-4) L 27-28 OT
10/14/2006 @ Wisconsin (12-1) L 12-48
10/21/2006 North Dakota State W 10-9
10/28/2006 @ Ohio State (12-1) L 0-44
11/04/2006 Homecoming
Indiana (5-7)
W 63-26
11/11/2006 @ Michigan State (4-8) W 31-18
11/18/2006 Iowa (6-7) W 34-24
12/29/2006 Insight Bowl
vs. Texas Tech (8-5)
L 41-44 OT

2006 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 8-0 12-1
Wisconsin 7-1 12-1
Michigan 7-1 11-2
Penn State 5-3 9-4
Purdue 5-3 8-6
Minnesota 3-5 6-7
Indiana 3-5 5-7
Iowa 2-6 6-7
Northwestern 2-6 4-8
Michigan State 1-7 4-8
Illinois 1-7 2-10

2006 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
78 Ainslie, Joe OT 6-7 310 Sr. Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins)
88 Albrecht, Brooks WR 6-2 205 Fr. Hutchinson, Minn. (Hutchinson)
76 Alford, Dominic OT 6-3 305 Fr. Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights)
98 Allen, Neel DT 6-3 285 Jr. Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter)
4 Banks, Trumaine DB 5-11 190 Sr. Columbus, Ohio (Eastmoor Academy)
23 Barber, Dominique FS 6-0 210 Jr. Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata)
63 Brinkhaus, Andy OT 6-3 275 Fr. Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson)
77 Brinkhaus, Tony OC 6-3 295 Jr. Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson)
65 Brody, William DE 6-4 245 So. Garfield Heights, Ohio (Benedictine)
99 Brown, Garrett DT 6-2 285 Fr. New Haven, Conn. (Fairfield College Prep)
5 Buckner, R.J. DB 5-11 190 Fr. Keller, Texas (Harvest Christian Academy)
55 Bultman, Brad OC 6-1 280 Jr. Green Bay, Wis. (Ashwaubenon)
53 Burris, D.J. OC 6-2 278 Fr. Kenton, Ohio (Kenton)
30 Campbell, Lee LB 6-3 220 Fr. Naples, Fla. (Gulf Coast)
16 Carlson, John LB 6-2 220 So. Wayzata, Minn. (Hopkins)
12 Chambers, Mike WR 6-1 190 RFr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Walsh-Jesuit)
57 Cheney, Patrick LB 6-2 225 Jr. Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View)
90 Clark, Eric DT 6-4 270 Sr. Tampa Bay, Fla. (Tampa Bay Tech)
47 Coleman, Ryan LS 6-1 220 Fr. Brookfield, Wis. (Brookfield East)
26 Cooley, Duran DB 6-0 205 Jr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Reedley) (Cathedral)
3 Cupito, Bryan QB 6-3 205 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio (McNicholas)
6 Daniels, Alex RB 6-3 255 So. Columbus, Ohio (Brookhaven)
92 Davis, Steve DE 6-2 235 So. St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer North)
7 Decker, Eric WR 6-2 210 RFr. Cold Spring, Minn. (Rocori)
79 DeGeest, Matt OT 6-5 275 So. Harrisburg, S.D. (Harrisburg)
37 Ellestad, Eric K 6-2 170 Fr. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Armstrong)
49 Faue, Jeremy FB 5-11 230 Jr. Hamel, Minn. (Wayzata)
83 Fischer, Ben WR 6-1 180 Fr. Wausau, Wis. (Wausau East)
11 Frankberg, Mike QB 6-0 190 Sr. Detroit Lakes, Minn. (Detroit Lakes)
13 Gaither, Ben QB 6-3 190 Fr. Wayzata, Minn. (Wayzata)
31 Giannini, Jason K 5-9 185 So. Canton, Ohio (Glen Oak)
24 Grandas, Brody SS 5-11 190 So. Woodbury, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
15 Harris, Jamal CB 6-0 185 Jr. Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)
40 Hart, Michael LB 6-1 200 Fr. Pewaukee, Wis. (Pewaukee)
14 Haudan, Blake P 6-1 200 RFr. Toledo, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit)
26 Haviland, Reid RB 5-9 180 RFr. Thief River Falls, Minn. (Thief River Falls)
52 Henderson, Raymond DE 6-6 255 Fr. Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek)
45 Hennessey, Thomas FB 5-11 215 RFr. Somerset, Wis. (Somerset)
44 Hightower, Deon LB 6-3 210 So. Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Summit)
69 Jakel, John OG 6-5 300 Jr. Schofield, Wis. (D.C. Everest)
27 Jilek, Scott DB 5-11 190 Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
2 Jones, Dominic SS 5-8 190 So. Columbus, Ohio (Brookhaven)
34 Jones, E.J. RB 5-9 185 Fr. Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville)
87 Kasten, Michael WR 6-2 195 So. Plainview, Minn. (Plainview)
50 Kinsella, Dan DT 6-3 250 Fr. Stevens Point, Wis. (Stevens Point)
60 Krueger, Matt OT 6-5 260 RFr. Maple Plain, Minn. (Delano)
41 Kucek, Justin P 6-0 200 So. Canfield, Ohio (Canfield)
13 Kuznia, Ben WR 6-0 190 RFr. Olivia, Minn. (BOLD)
21 Love, Daron DB 6-1 185 Fr. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (William T. Dwyer)
19 Maciejowski, Mike QB 6-3 215 So. Columbus, Ohio (Upper Arlington)
28 Mannion, Kevin SS 6-2 210 So. Germantown, Wis. (Germantown)
9 Massey, Keith CB 6-1 195 RFr. Columbus, Ohio (Brookhaven)
43 McGarry, Robert LS 6-3 215 Jr. Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater)
13 McKelton, Michael CB 5-10 180 RFr. Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach)
95 McWhirter, Sean DL 6-3 245 Fr. Maple Plain, Minn. (Orono)
73 Meinke, Jason OT 6-5 255 RFr. Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)
70 Meisel, Todd DT 6-4 275 Jr. Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)
85 Mensen, Chris TE 6-5 245 RFr. Solon, Iowa (Solon)
38 Metz, Andy WR 6-2 200 RFr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville)
79 Moen, Barrett DE 6-3 255 RFr. Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson)
36 Monroe, Joel K 5-11 190 So. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper)
59 Moore, Steve LB 6-2 230 So. Coon Rapids, Minn. (Blaine)
17 Mortensen, Tony QB 6-3 230 So. Hutchinson, Minn. (Hutchinson)
28 Ogundipe, Damola WR 5-7 175 Fr. New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale)
84 Payne, Logan WR 6-2 205 Sr. Lutz , Fla. (Land O' Lakes)
29 Pinnix, Amir RB 6-0 205 Jr. Newark, N.J. (Malcolm X Shabazz)
48 Reese, Mario LB 6-3 230 Sr. Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook)
86 Reilly, Troy TE 6-6 250 RFr. Plover, Wis. (Stevens Point Area)
39 Robertson, Josh DB 5-11 175 So. Harrisburg, Pa. (Lackawanna) (Central Dauphin East)
74 Ruckdashel, Ryan OG 6-5 275 RFr. Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)
82 Sherels, Marcus WR 5-11 175 Fr. Rochester, Minn. (John Marshall)
58 Sherels, Mike LB 6-0 240 Jr. Rochester, Minn. (John Marshall)
27 Sherrer, Terrence RB 5-11 195 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)
46 Shevlin, John LB 6-1 225 Jr. Eagan, Minn. (Eastview)
64 Shidell, Steve OT 6-5 290 Jr. Coon Rapids, Minn. (Coon Rapids)
71 Shouman, Belal OG 6-2 260 Fr. Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North)
80 Simmons, Jack TE 6-4 240 So. Libertyville, Ill. (Carmel)
40 Smith, Judd RB 6-0 200 RFr. Rothschild, Wis. (D.C. Everest)
89 Spaeth, Matt TE 6-7 265 Sr. St. Michael, Minn. (St. Michael-Albertville)
11 Steib, Desi CB 6-0 185 Jr. Vacherie, La. (St. James)
96 Stommes, Matt DT 6-7 270 RFr. Richmond, Minn. (Eden Valley-Watkins)
56 Swaggert, Tyson OG 6-4 290 Sr. Buffalo, Minn. (Buffalo)
66 Tavale, Nedward OG 6-2 305 RFr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
25 Thomas, Jay RB 6-0 195 RFr. Oakdale, Minn. (Tartan)
33 Thompson, Ken RB 5-9 180 Fr. Saginaw, Mich. (Park Cottage Grove (MN))
35 Thompson, Seth FS 5-11 190 Jr. Hudson, Wis. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
52 Tow-Arnett, Jeff DT 6-2 275 RFr. Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley)
81 Tow-Arnett, Nick DE 6-4 250 RFr. Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley)
32 Triplett, Nate LB 6-3 240 RFr. Maple Plain, Minn. (Delano)
38 Turry, Ryan LB 5-10 200 Fr. Forest Lake, Minn. (Forest Lake )
18 Valentine, Justin FB 6-1 230 Jr. Columbus, Ohio (Eastmoor Academy)
91 VanDeSteeg, William DE 6-4 255 So. Silver Lake, Minn. (Glencoe-Silver Lake)
8 Weber, Adam QB 6-3 210 Fr. Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View)
17 Wentzel, T.J. DB 6-1 195 Fr. Emmetsburg, Iowa (Emmetsburg)
45 Wey, Mike LB 6-3 235 Fr. Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek)
1 Wheelwright, Ernie WR 6-5 215 Jr. Columbus, Ohio (Walnut Ridge)

2006 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (64) 13-1 1,624
2 Ohio State 12-1 1,492
3 Louisiana State 11-2 1,452
4 USC 11-2 1,389
5 Boise State (1) 13-0 1,383
6 Louisville 12-1 1,338
7 Wisconsin 12-1 1,288
8 Michigan 11-2 1,145
9 Auburn 11-2 1,112
10 West Virginia 11-2 1,035
11 Oklahoma 11-3 933
12 Rutgers 11-2 884
13 Texas 10-3 772
14 California 10-3 697
15 Arkansas 10-4 677
16 BYU 11-2 673
17 Notre Dame 10-3 553
18 Wake Forest 11-3 551
19 Virginia Tech 10-3 407
20 Boston College 10-3 353
21 Oregon State 10-4 291
22 TCU 11-2 279
23 Georgia 9-4 204
24 Penn State 9-4 183
25 Tennessee 9-4 181

2006 Final ESPN/USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (63) 13-1 1575
2 Ohio State 12-1 1435
3 LSU 11-2 1418
4 USC 11-2 1345
5 Wisconsin 12-1 1328
6 Boise State 13-0 1275
7 Louisville 12-1 1270
8 Auburn 11-2 1119
9 Michigan 11-2 1092
10 West Virginia 11-2 1012
11 Oklahoma 11-3 849
12 Rutgers 11-2 841
13 Texas 10-3 791
14 California 10-3 716
15 BYU 11-2 615
16 Arkansas 10-4 592
17 Wake Forest 11-3 535
18 Virginia Tech 10-3 494
19 Notre Dame 10-3 485
20 Boston College 10-3 388
21 TCU 11-2 339
22 Oregon State 10-4 206
23 Tennessee 9-4 202
24 Hawaii 11-3 152
25 Penn State 9-4 142

2006 Big Ten Bowl Results

BCS Championship Game - 01/08/2007
Florida 41, Ohio State 14
Rose Bowl by Citi - 01/01/2007
USC 32, Michigan 18
Capital One Bowl - 01/01/2007
Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14
Outback Bowl - 01/01/2007
Penn State 20, Tennessee 10
Alamo Bowl - 12/30/2006
Texas 26, Iowa 24
Champs Sports Bowl - 12/29/2006
Maryland 24, Purdue 7
Insight Bowl - 12/29/2006
Texas Tech 44, Minnesota 41 (OT)

2006 Other Bowl Results

Allstate Sugar Bowl - 01/03/2007
Louisiana State 41, Notre Dame 14
FedEx Orange Bowl - 01/02/2007
Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 01/01/2007
Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42 (OT)
GMAC Bowl - 01/07/2007
Southern Mississippi 28, Ohio 7
International Bowl - 01/06/2007
Toledo 45, UTEP 13
Toyota Gator Bowl - 01/01/2007
West Virginia 38, Georgia Tech 35
AT&T Cotton Bowl - 01/01/2007
Auburn 17, Nebaska 14
MPC Computers Bowl - 12/31/2006
Miami (FL) 21, Nevada 20
Chick-Fil-A Bowl - 12/30/2006
Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24
Meineke Car Care Bowl - 12/30/2006
Boston College 25, Navy 24
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - 12/29/2006
South Carolina 44, Houston 36
Brut Sun Bowl - 12/29/2006
Oregon State 39, Missouri 38
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl - 12/29/2006
Kentucky 28, Clemson 20
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - 12/28/2006
California 45, Texas A&M 10
Texas Bowl - 12/28/2006
Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10
PetroSun Independence Bowl - 12/28/2006
Oklahoma State 34, Alabama 31
Emerald Bowl - 12/27/2006
Florida State 44, UCLA 27
Motor City Bowl - 12/26/2006
Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - 12/24/2006
Hawaii 41, Arizona State 24
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - 12/23/2006
Utah 25, Tulsa 13
New Mexico Bowl - 12/23/2006
San Jose State 20, New Mexico 12
PapaJohns.com Bowl - 12/23/2006
South Florida 24, East Carolina 7
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - 12/22/2006
Troy 41, Rice 17
Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl - 12/21/2006
Brigham Young 38, Oregon 8
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - 12/19/2006
TCU 37, Northern Illinois 7