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2008 Football Results

Gopher Football 2008 Season

  • Head Coach:  Tim Brewster (2nd season)
  • Overall Record: 7 - 6
  • Conference Record: 3 - 5
  • Insight Bowl: vs. Kansas (L 21-42)

2008 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
08/30/2008 Northern Illinois (6-7) W 31-27
09/06/2008 @ Bowling Green (6-6) W 42-17
09/13/2008 Montana State W 35-23
09/20/2008 Florida Atlantic (7-6) W 37-3
09/27/2008 @ Ohio State (10-3) L 21-34
10/04/2008 Indiana (3-9) W 16-7
10/11/2008 @ Illinois (5-7) W 27-20
10/25/2008 @ Purdue (4-8) W 17-6
11/01/2008 Homecoming
Northwestern (9-4)
L 17-24
11/08/2008 Michigan (3-9) L 6-29
11/15/2008 @ Wisconsin (7-6) L 32-35
11/22/2008 Iowa (9-4) L 0-55
12/31/2008 Insight Bowl
vs. Kansas (8-5)
L 21-42

2008 Big Ten Standings

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

2008 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Prev School)
76 Alford, Dominic OT 6-3 315 So. Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights)
19 Allison, Andrew DB 6-0 171 Jr. Ladysmith, Wis. (Ladysmith)
22 Bennett, Duane RB 5-9 202 So. St. Louis, Mo. (O'Fallon Township)
80 Brandon, Xzavian WR 6-3 185 Fr. Duluth, Ga. (Northview)
75 Brasch, Tyler OL 6-6 215 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn. (Southwest HS)
63 Brinkhaus, Andy OT 6-3 275 So. Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson)
1 Brock, Tramaine FS 5-10 194 Jr. Long Beach, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
92 Brody, William DE 6-4 250 Sr. Garfield Heights, Ohio (Benedictine)
99 Brown, Garrett DT 6-2 303 Jr. New Haven, Conn. (Fairfield College Prep)
18 Buckner, R.J. RB 5-11 205 So. Keller, Texas (Harvest Christian Academy)
68 Bunders, Chris OL 6-3 312 RFr. Maple Grove, Minn. (Osseo)
53 Burris, D.J. OC 6-2 293 So. Kenton, Ohio (Kenton)
30 Campbell, Lee LB 6-3 256 Jr. Naples, Fla. (Gulf Coast)
77 Carufel, Matt OL 6-5 295 Jr. Forest Lake, Minn. (Notre Dame)
47 Coleman, Ryan LS 6-1 225 So. Brookfield, Wis. (Brookfield East)
2 Collado, Ryan DB 5-9 176 So. Cincinnati, Ohio (Hills Christian )
31 Combs, Terrell DE 6-2 250 Fr. Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station)
4 Cooper, Keanon FS 6-0 200 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
25 Dandridge, Tim DB 6-1 180 Fr. Detroit, Mich. (Highland Park)
56 Davis, Steve LB 6-1 226 Sr. St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer North)
61 Davis, Trey OL 6-2 276 RFr. Farmington, Minn. (Farmington )
7 Decker, Eric WR 6-2 215 Jr. Cold Spring, Minn. (Rocori)
68 Edwards, Jewhan DT 6-2 320 Fr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Roman Catholic)
37 Ellestad, Eric K 6-2 195 So. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Armstrong)
23 Eskridge, DeLeon RB 5-11 190 Fr. San Francisco, Calif. (Junipero Serra)
69 Glickstein, Jacob OL 6-3 275 Fr. New Berlin, Wis. (Brookfield Central HS)
43 Grant, Ryan LB 6-2 215 Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
5 Gray, MarQueis QB 6-4 215 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis)
2 Green, Brandon WR 6-0 180 Fr. Chicago, Ill. (Robeson)
64 Hahn, Austin OL 6-3 275 Fr. Hartford, Wis. (Hartford HS)
38 Haudan, Blake P 6-0 210 Jr. Toledo, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit)
90 Henderson, Raymond DE 6-5 251 Jr. Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek)
45 Hennessey, Thomas LB 5-11 215 Jr. Somerset, Wis. (Somerset)
44 Hightower, Deon LB 6-3 226 Sr. Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Summit)
35 Hoese, Jon LB 6-2 221 So. Glencoe, Minn. (Glencoe-Silver Lake)
96 Hughes, Curtis TE 6-4 245 So. Chicago, Ill. (Gwendolyn Brooks Prep)
97 Jacobs, Anthony DE 6-2 288 RFr. Northfield, Minn. (Northfield)
62 James, Curtis OL 6-4 285 Fr. Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)
49 Jilek, Scott FS 5-11 205 So. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
5 Johnson, Johnny DB 5-9 180 Fr. Chicago, Ill. (Robeson)
34 Johnson, Tyler RB 5-9 195 Jr. Fridley, Minn. (Concordia Academy)
96 Kirksey, Brandon DE 6-2 265 Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood East)
48 Klitzke, Bryan DB 6-1 194 RFr. Chippewa Falls, Wis. (Chippewa Falls)
41 Kucek, Justin P 6-0 206 Sr. Canfield, Ohio (Canfield)
16 Kuznia, Ben WR 6-0 186 Jr. Olivia, Minn. (BOLD)
85 Lair, Eric TE 6-3 210 Fr. Houston, Texas (Lamar)
21 Lawrence, Simoni LB 6-1 205 Jr. Upper Darby, Pa. (Valley Forge Military)
11 Lueck, Adam QB 6-0 185 Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
19 Maciejowski, Mike QB 6-3 223 Sr. Columbus, Ohio (Upper Arlington)
28 Mannion, Kevin LB 6-2 218 Sr. Germantown, Wis. (Germantown)
17 Maresh, Sam LB 6-3 235 Fr. Champlin, Minn. (Champlin Park)
88 McGarry, Collin TE 6-4 243 So. Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater)
13 McKelton, Michael DB 5-10 179 Jr. Royal Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach)
55 McKinley, Cedric DE 6-5 250 Jr. Demopolis, Ala. (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
83 McKnight, Da'Jon WR 6-3 200 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
73 Meinke, Jason OT 6-5 278 Jr. Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)
71 Mensen, Chris OL 6-5 279 Jr. Solon, Iowa (Solon)
89 Moen, Barrett DT 6-3 275 Jr. Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson)
36 Monroe, Joel K 5-11 195 Sr. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper)
87 Moore, Kyle WR 6-0 180 RFr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
59 Moore, Steve LB 6-2 238 Sr. Coon Rapids, Minn. (Blaine)
17 Mortensen, Tony QB 6-3 230 Sr. Hutchinson, Minn. (Hutchinson)
13 Nance, John QB 6-4 185 Fr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
12 Ogundipe, Damola RB 5-7 180 So. New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale)
93 Onwuachi, Derrick DE 6-5 250 Jr. Newhall, Calif. (College of the Canyons)
78 Orton, Ryan OL 6-4 284 RFr. Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
9 Pittman, David QB 5-11 193 Jr. Pasadena, Calf. (Pasadena City College)
94 Plath, Michael LB 6-3 210 Fr. New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale HS)
26 Rallis, Mike LB 6-2 225 Fr. Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)
89 Randolph, Brandon WR 6-0 190 Fr. Oak Creek, Ill. (Harlan HS)
8 Reeves, Spencer LB 6-2 200 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
3 Royston, Kim DB 5-11 185 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn. (Wisconsin)
74 Ruckdashel, Ryan OG 6-5 281 Jr. Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview)
29 Salamon, Shady RB 5-10 185 Fr. South St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
38 Schwerman, David K 6-0 195 Fr. Kettle Moraine, Wis. (Kettle Moraine HS)
33 Sharpe, Rex LB 6-1 226 Jr. Fairfield, Ala. (Arizona Western)
24 Sherels, Marcus DB 5-11 166 Jr. Rochester, Minn. (John Marshall)
15 Simmons, Jack TE 6-4 246 Sr. Libertyville, Ill. (Carmel)
15 Simmons, Traye DB 5-11 175 Jr. Marietta, Ga. (College of the Sequoias)
38 Singletary, Marcus DB 5-11 187 Jr. Hinesville, Ga. (Rainy River CC)
51 Small, Eric DT 6-2 301 Jr. Naperville, Ill. (Joliet JC)
1 Smith, Brodrick WR 6-3 200 Fr. Garden City, Kan. (Garden City)
39 Stommes, Nicholas DB 5-11 204 Jr. Owen, Wis. (Owen-Withee)
79 Stommes, Matt OL 6-7 284 Jr. Richmond, Minn. (Eden Valley-Watkins)
11 Stoudermire, Troy CB 5-10 185 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
57 Strouth, Tony DT 5-10 250 RFr. Edina, Minn. (Edina)
50 Sveum, Patrick LB 6-1 220 Fr. Rochester, Minn. (Century)
66 Tavale, Nedward OG 6-2 329 Jr. St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
27 Theret, Kyle DB 5-11 185 So. Murrieta, Calif. (J.K. Mullen High)
20 Thomas, Jay RB 6-0 195 Jr. Oakdale, Minn. (Tartan)
9 Tinsley, Gary LB 6-1 220 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast)
40 Tow-Arnett, Nathan DB 6-0 200 Fr. Redwood Falls, Minn.
52 Tow-Arnett, Jeff OG 6-2 285 Jr. Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley)
48 Tow-Arnett, Nick TE 6-2 249 Jr. Redwood Falls, Minn. (Redwood Valley)
32 Triplett, Nate LB 6-3 236 Jr. Maple Plain, Minn. (Delano)
42 U'u, Logan LB 5-10 225 Jr. Oakland, Calif. (Laney College)
91 VanDeSteeg, William DE 6-4 256 Sr. Silver Lake, Minn. (Glencoe-Silver Lake)
8 Weber, Adam QB 6-3 220 So. Shoreview, Minn. (Mounds View)
67 Weber, Nick OG 6-6 300 Sr. Hastings, Minn. (Rochester CC)
6 Whaley, Kevin RB 5-9 180 Fr. Virginia Beach, Va. (Salem)
98 Wilhite, D.L. DE 6-4 235 Fr. Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station)
60 Wynn, Ryan OL 6-5 278 RFr. Plymouth, Minn. (Maple Grove)

2008 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1. Florida (48) 13-1 1,606
2. Utah (16) 13-0 1,519
3. USC (1) 12-1 1,481
4. Texas 12-1 1,478
5. Oklahoma 12-2 1,391
6. Alabama 12-2 1,264
7. TCU 11-2 1,193
8. Penn State 11-2 1,153
9. Ohio State 10-3 1,013
10. Oregon 10-3 997
11. Boise State 12-1 938
12. Texas Tech 11-2 916
13. Georgia 10-3 903
14. Mississippi 9-4 857
15. Virginia Tech 10-4 713
16. Oklahoma State 9-4 534
17. Cincinnati 11-3 506
18. Oregon State 9-4 467
19. Missouri 10-4 435
20. Iowa 9-4 317
21. Florida State 9-4 246
22. Georgia Tech 9-4 223
23. West Virginia 9-4 144
24. Michigan State 9-4 138
25. BYU 10-3 137

2008 Final ESPN/USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (60) 13-1 1524
2 USC 12-1 1393
3 Texas 12-1 1389
4 Utah (1) 13-0 1375
5 Oklahoma 12-2 1333
6 Alabama 12-2 1157
7 TCU 11-2 1114
8 Penn State 11-2 1091
9 Oregon 10-3 1011
10 Georgia 10-3 904
11 Ohio State 10-3 874
12 Texas Tech 11-2 867
13 Boise State 12-1 809
14 Virginia Tech 10-4 740
15 Ole Miss 9-4 620
16 Missouri 10-4 549
17 Cincinnati 11-3 493
18 Oklahoma State 9-4 480
19 Oregon State 9-4 407
20 Iowa 9-4 250
21 BYU 10-3 248
22 Georgia Tech 9-4 219
23 Florida State 9-4 217
24 Michigan State 9-4 179
25 California 9-4 116

2008 Big Ten Bowl Results

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 01/05/2009
Texas 24, Ohio State 21
Rose Bowl by Citi - 01/01/2009
USC 38, Penn State 24
Capital One Bowl - 01/01/2009
Georgia 24, Michigan State 12
Outback Bowl - 01/01/2009
Iowa 31, South Carolina 10
Insight Bowl - 12/31/2008
Kansas 42, Minnesota 21
Valero Alamo Bowl - 12/29/2008
Missouri 30, Northwestern 23
Champs Sports Bowl - 12/27/2008
Florida State 42, Wisconsin 13

2008 Other Bowl Results

FedEx BCS Championship Game - 01/08/2009
Florida 24, Oklahoma 14
Allstate Sugar Bowl - 01/02/2009
Utah 31, Alabama 17
FedEx Orange Bowl - 01/01/2009
Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7
GMAC Bowl - 01/06/2009
Tulsa 45, Ball State 13
International Bowl - 01/03/2009
Connecticut 38, Buffalo 20
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - 01/02/2009
Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19
AT&T Cotton Bowl - 01/02/2009
Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 34
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl - 01/01/2009
Nebraska 26, Clemson 21
Chick-Fil-A Bowl - 12/31/2008
LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl - 12/31/2008
Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14
Brut Sun Bowl - 12/31/2008
Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - 12/31/2008
Houston 34, Air Force 28
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - 12/30/2008
Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31
Texas Bowl - 12/30/2008
Rice 38, Western Michigan 14
Roady's Humanitarian Bowl - 12/30/2008
Maryland 42, Nevada 35
PapaJohns.com Bowl - 12/29/2008
Rutgers 29, NC State 23
Independence Bowl - 12/28/2008
Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10
Emerald Bowl - 12/27/2008
California 24, Miami (FL) 17
Meineke Car Care Bowl - 12/27/2008
West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30
Motor City Bowl - 12/26/2008
Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - 12/24/2008
Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - 12/23/2008
TCU 17, Boise State 16
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - 12/21/2008
Southern Mississippi 30, Troy 27 (OT)
Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl - 12/20/2008
Arizona 31, BYU 21
magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl - 12/20/2008
Southern Florida 41, Memphis 14
New Mexico Bowl - 12/20/2008
Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35
EagleBank Bowl - 12/20/2008
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19