Sep 24, 2013 - Michael Amaefula and Conway, and Mike Henry. Nick Hart and Rallis. Zac Epping and Zach Mottla. DEgREE IN HAND, BUT STILL YOUNg.
DATE/OPPONENT AUGUST (1-0) 29 UNLV SEPTEMBER (3-0) 7 at New Mexico St. 14 Western Illinois 21 San Jose State 28 Iowa*# OCTOBER 5 at Michigan* 19 at Northwestern* 26 Nebraska* NOVEMBER 2 at Indiana* 9 Penn State* 23 Wisconsin* 30 at Michigan State* * Big Ten game
7 p.m. --W, 44-21 11 a.m. BTN W, 29-12 11 a.m. ESPN2 W, 43-24 2:30 p.m. ABC
All times Central
Head Coach Defensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Linebackers/Assistant Head Coach Running Backs Defensive Line Wide Receivers Tight Ends/H-Backs Secondary/Special Teams Quarterbacks
WEEK 5 SCHEDULE
Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28
Sept. 28, 2013 2:30 p.m. CT Minneapolis TCF Bank Stadium FieldTurf 50,805 Minnesota: 61-43-2 31-13 Iowa win on Sept. 29, 2013 in Iowa City
Television: ABC: Mike Patrick (PXP) Ed Cunningham (Analyst) Jeannine Edwards (Sideline) Radio: Gopher Sports Network Mike Grimm (PXP) Darrell Thompson (Analyst) Justin Gaard (Sideline) Audio: KFAN 100.3 FM/KTCN 1130 AM Sirius/XM: 92/190
FIvE THINgS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Gameday Locations: SL - Sideline; PB - Press Box
Minnesota 4-0 Overall 0-0 Big Ten
Date: Time: Site: Stadium: Surface: Capacity: Series: Most recent:
2:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Iowa 3-1 Overall 0-0 Big Ten
2:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 TBA TBA TBA TBA
Jerry Kill (SL) Tracy Claeys (PB) Matt Limegrover (PB) Bill Miller (PB) Brian Anderson (SL) Jeff Phelps (SL) Pat Poore (SL) Rob Reeves (SL) Jay Sawvel (SL) Jim Zebrowski (PB)
IOWA AT MINNESOTA
11:50 a.m. Coach Kill weekly B1G teleconference. Please contact the B1G for call-in information 12 p.m. Coach Kill press conference followed by select player availability 3:40 p.m. practice. Coach Kill, coordinator and player availability after practice 12 p.m. Gopher Football Weekly with Jerry Kill live on KFAN No availability 2:30 p.m. Iowa at Minnesota
BIOS AND STATS Media please check GopherSports.com for updated player bios and updated season and career stats.
Minnesota hosts Iowa this weekend for Homecoming. The Gophers are 54-35-3 all-time in Homecoming games, but will be looking for their first Homecoming win since 2009 (35-20 win against Purdue) when the Hawkeyes comes to town. Minnesota is 10-2 with Iowa as their Homecoming opponent. The Gophers’ last Homecoming meeting with the Hawkeyes was a 23-17 win in 1974. Floyd of Rosedale is also on the line this week, as Iowa and Minnesota have been playing for the coveted Floyd of Rosedale since 1935. Minnesota is 41-35-2 when playing for Floyd of Rosedale and has won two of its last three meetings with Iowa. The Hawkeyes are the current holders of Floyd of Rosedale, as they beat the Gophers in Iowa City last year.
Minnesota rushed for six touchdowns (Mitch Leidner four, David Cobb two) and 353 yards (most since 2005) in its
2 43-24 win against San Jose State last Saturday. It was the first time that Minnesota had rushed for six touchdowns in
one game since it ran for seven scores in a 63-21 win against Toledo on Sept. 4, 2004. Laurence Maroney, Marion Barber III and Justin Valentine each rushed for two touchdowns against Toledo, while Amir Pinnix ran for one. In his first career start, redshirt freshman quarterback Mitch Leidner put on a performance that earned him Big Ten
3 Freshman of the Week honors and a spot in the Gopher record book. Leidner rushed 24 times for 151 yards and four
touchdowns against San Jose State. His four touchdown runs tied a Minnesota quarterback record set by Curtis Wilson in 1967 against Indiana. Leidner was the first Gopher to score four touchdowns in one game since Logan Payne against Temple in 2006, and the first to score four times on the ground since Marion Barber III against Ohio in 2003. He is the eighth Gopher ever to score four or more touchdowns in a STATISTICAL LEADERS Offense game. Leidner's 151-yard rushing total is the seventh-most allTotal offense Philip Nelson (466 yards) time by a Minnesota quarterback. Passing yards Philip Nelson (245) Passing touchdowns Philip Nelson (1) The Gophers have scored 22 touchdowns through four Passing attempts Philip Nelson (41) games this season. They have rushed for 16 touchdowns Passing completions Philip Nelson (21) (Gophers rushed for 14 touchdowns in 13 games last Rushing yards David Cobb (332) year), passed for one and have also scored five non-offensive Rushing touchdowns Leidner/Cobb (5) touchdowns (one kickoff return, one punt return, one fumble Rushing attempts David Cobb (53) return, one interception return and one blocked field goal Receiving yards Maxx Williams (99) return) this year. It is the first time that Minnesota has scored Receiving touchdowns Maxx Williams (1) Derrick Engel (7) five non-offensive touchdowns in one season since 2009. That Receptions year, the Gophers scored 33 total touchdowns and five (three Defense Aaron Hill (24) fumble returns, one blocked field goal return and one blocked Tackles Solo tackles Aaron Hill (17) punt return) of them came via special teams or defense. Assisted tackles Damien Wilson (12) Hageman/Cockran (5.5) The Gophers are 19-for-20 (95 percent) in the red zone Tackles-for-loss Cockran (3.0) this year, which ranks third in the Big Ten (Penn State is Sacks Boddy-Calhoun/A. Johnson 15-for-15, 100 percent and Ohio State is 21-for-22, 95.5 Interceptions
percent) and is tied for 13th in the nation with Louisville (also 19-for-20). Minnesota leads the nation with red zone rushing touchdowns with 14. Eight of those runs, which includes five from last week, have been one-yard touchdowns.
Pass breakups Forced fumbles Fumbles recovered
Eric Murray (5) Cockran/Manuel/Campbell (1) Hill/Wells (1)
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Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota ABOUT THE HAWKEYES
Iowa opens its Big Ten schedule against Minnesota after going 3-1 in non-conference play. The Hawkeyes fell to Northern Illinois on a lastminute field goal before beating Missouri State, Iowa State and Western Michigan. Last week, the Hawkeyes' 59 points against Western Michigan were the most they had scored since 2002, and the 56-point margin of victory was the largest in 15th-year head coach Kirk Ferentz's tenure. Kevonte Martin-Manley returned two consecutive punts for touchdowns, and B.J. Lowery returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the win.
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office: 612-624-4345 cell: 612-203-3028
Junior Mark Weisman is averaging 117 rushing yards per game, including 180 against Missouri State. Quarterback Jake Rudock has thrown for five touchdowns and rushed for four. On defense, Lowery has three interceptions and Anthony Hitchens leads the team with 37 tackles.
ON THE INTERNET Minnesota’s athletics website, GopherSports.com, provides the latest information on the Gophers. Releases, game notes, results, statistics, box scores, schedules, rosters and coach and player information is available.
MEDIA RELEASES The Minnesota Athletic Communications Office e-mails its weekly football release on Mondays. The release is also available at GopherSports.com in a PDF format. The Gophers’ depth chart and injury report is updated on Thursdays of game week. If you are interested in receiving the weekly release via e-mail, please contact Associate Athletic Communications Director Paul Rovnak at [email protected]
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES The following is a look at the Gophers’ media availability schedule for the 2013 season: Tuesday Head coach Jerry Kill holds a regularly-scheduled news conference on Tuesday of each week. Media luncheons (pizza will be served each week) and news conferences will be held in the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with lunch. Kill will address the media beginning at 12 p.m., with selected players available at 12:30 p.m. Practice schedules can change on a daily basis. Please contact Paul Rovnak for practice times and locations. The majority of Gopher practices will take place at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. The first 20 minutes of each Tuesday practice during game week are open to the media. All other practices during the regular season are closed to the media. There is no media availability following practice on Tuesday. Wednesday Practice schedules can change on a daily basis. Please contact Paul Rovnak for practice times and locations. The majority of Gopher practices will take place at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. Wednesday practices are closed to the media. Head coach Jerry Kill, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys, offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and requested players will be made available to the media following Wednesday practices. To request players for Wednesday availability, media should contact Paul Rovnak with requests by 7 a.m. on each Wednesday via email at [email protected]
IOWA SCHEDULE Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.
31 7 14 21 28 5 19 26 2 9 23 29
Northern Illinois Missouri State at Iowa State Western Michigan at Minnesota Michigan State at Ohio State Northwestern Wisconsin at Purdue Michigan at Nebraska
L, 30-27 W, 28-14 W, 27-21 W, 59-3
Iowa handed Minnesota its first loss of the season and snapped a two-game skid to the Gophers when it prevailed 3113 last year in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead as they reclaimed Floyd of Rosedale. Mark Weisman rushed 21 times for 177 yards and one touchdown for Iowa. Max Shortell started at quarterback for the Gophers and tossed scoring passes to Isaac Fruechte and Drew Goodger.
For several members of this year's team, Gopher football is a family affair. Four sets of brothers are playing together this year: Ed and Tommy Olson, Mitch and Matt Leidner, Luke and Kyle McAvoy, and Scott and Hendrick Ekpe. In addition to the four sets of brothers, several other Gophers share the same or similar names. KJ Maye and Alex Mayes Nick Hart and Andrew Harte Antonio, Cavonte and Roland Johnson Maxx and Rodrick Williams Aaron Hill, Marmer and Roundtree Andrew Harte and Drew Goodger and Wolitarsky Brian Bobek and Smith, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Connor Cosgrove and Conor Rhoda Derrick Engel and Wells Michael Amaefula and Conway, and Mike Henry Zac Epping and Zach Mottla
Damarius Travis and Demaris Peppers Jared Hartman and Tyler Hartmann Donovahn and Marcus Jones Cameron and Damien Wilson Alex Bisch, Keith and Mayes Ben Holcomb, Lauer and Perry Chris Hawthorne and Streveler David Cobb and Dave Ramlet James Gillum and Manuel Nick Hart and Rallis
WHERE THE gOPHERS ARE FROM
The 2013 Golden Gophers hail from 19 different states and one foreign country. Forty-three Minnesotans are on the team. Florida is the second-most represented state with 15, while Wisconsin and Texas each produced 12 Gophers. Illinois (9) and California (4) are next on the list. Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio have three natives each on the roster, while Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Michigan have two apiece. Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee have lone representatives. The Gophers' only international player is punter Christian Eldred from Australia.
DEgREE IN HAND, BUT STILL YOUNg Minnesota will begin the season with 10 players who have an undergraduate degree in hand. That number is tied for third in the nation with Nebraska and trails only Louisiana Tech and Virginia Tech who have 12 student-athletes who fit the criteria.
Thursday No media availability.
The Gophers rank tied for third in the nation by having 10 graduated student-athletes on the team. However, Minnesota is one of the schools with the fewest amount of seniors on it this season. The Gophers have 18 seniors on their roster (including Zach Mottla who suffered a career-ending injury last season at Illinois), which places them near the top for fewest amount of seniors in the nation. South Carolina boasts the fewest amount of seniors this year with five and is followed by UCF and Virginia, who each have eight seniors.
Friday Coaches Kill, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys, offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and requested players are available for network television pregame production packages only.
The 121-man Gopher roster includes 75 underclassmen, accounting for 62 percent of the team. The 44 true and redshirt freshmen (36 percent) make up almost as much of the roster as the 46 juniors and seniors combined. Minnesota has 18 seniors (15 percent) this season.
gRADUATED The following Gophers have already earned their undergraduate degrees. Moses Alipate Alex Bisch Jake Filkins Mike Henry Aaron Hill Victor Keise Zach Mottla Sahr Ngekia Ed Olson Dan Orseske
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota
THEY HAvE TENURE KILLER LOYALTY Coach
Years with Kill
Eric Klein, strength coach Tracy Claeys, defensive coordinator Rob Reeves, h-backs/tight ends Matt Limegrover, offensive coordinator Brian Anderson, running backs Pat Poore, wide receivers Jay Sawvel, defensive backs/special teams Jeff Phelps, defensive line Jim Zebrowski, quarterbacks Bill Miller, linebackers
20 19 18 15 13 13 13 6 4 3
u There is loyalty and then there is loyalty to Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill. The Gopher coaching staff is the most tenured in the nation. The group of Kill’s nine assistants and strength and conditioning coach has served under him for a combined 124 years, which is by far the most in the nation. u Minnesota is one of 18 schools that return all nine assistants from 2012 to 2013. The Gophers and Northwestern are the only schools that have had the same nine assistants for three straight years.
u Kill has five former players of his -- Rob Reeves, Trevor Olson, Jeff Jones, Melvin Rice and Corey Hanson - on the Minnesota football staff. Reeves, who coaches the h-backs/tight ends, played quarterback for Kill at Saginaw Valley State. Olson, who is from Richfield, Minn., started 54 straight games at Northern Illinois and was on the team that beat Minnesota 34-23 in 2010. Olson is an offensive graduate assistant for the Gophers. Jones, who is an assistant coordinator of recruiting operations, played for Kill at Southern Illinois. He ended his career as a three-time captain and led the Salukis to records of 10-2, 10-2 and 9-4 after the team wenta combined 5-18 in his redshirt year and freshman year. Rice played his final season of college football at NIU in 2008, which was Kill’s first year leading the Huskies. Rice then served as a defensive graduate assistant for Kill in 2010 at NIU before joining the Gophers as defensive quality control assistant. Hanson, who is from Minneapolis and attended DeLaSalle High School, was a member of Kill’s leadership council at NIU where he played linebacker. Hanson is a recruiting assistant at Minnesota.
YOUNg, INEXPERIENCED QUARTERBACKS
u Minnesota entered the season with the second youngest and most inexperienced quarterback corps in the nation. The Gophers were only one of two teams in the county that met the following criteria 1.) does not have a junior or senior on the roster and 2.) quarterbacks have combined to play fewer than 10 career games. Redshirt sophomore Dexter Foreman is the oldest quarterback on the roster, while sophomore Philip Nelson was the only quarterback 100-YARD gAME BY A QB to play last year. Prior to the season, Florida State had Top 15 games Quarterback Yards Date Opponent the youngest and most inexperienced group in the nation, MarQueis Gray * 171 9/17/11 Miami (Ohio) as the five underclassman Seminole quarterbacks had MarQueis Gray * 167 11/26/11 Illinois appeared in a combined four games. MarQueis Gray * Sandy Stephens Billy Cockerham Rickey Foggie Mitch Leidner # * Tony Dungy Rickey Foggie Rickey Foggie Bob Morgan Bob Cox Philip Nelson # * Bob Morgan Billy Cockerham
160 160 156 153 151 149 140 136 133 128 127 127 122
11/19/11 10/28/61 9/18/99 10/13/84 9/21/13 9/21/74 9/14/85 10/10/87 11/11/72 11/17/56 9/7/13 9/16/72 11/20/99
at Northwestern Michigan Illinois State Wisconsin San Jose State North Dakota Wichita State Northwestern Northwestern Michigan State at New Mexico St. Indiana at Iowa
*Took place under Coach Kill // # Took place in 2013
u Coach Kill likes to say that his offense will take what the opposing defense gives it, and this year that has meant that his quarterbacks have been able to tuck the ball and run. Mitch Leidner rumbled for 151 yards against San Jose State on Saturday, while Philip Nelson raced for 127 yards at New Mexico State earlier this month. Leidner’s performance was the seventh-best in school history for a quarterback, while Nelson’s 127 yards place him 13th on the list. Former quarterback MarQueis Gray holds the top three spots, which were all accomplished under Coach Kill as well.
IN A RUSH
u The Gophers have relied on their legs during their 4-0 start. Minnesota ranks No. 13 in the nation in rushing offense, having run the ball 197 times for 1,129 yards (average 282.3 yards per game, 5.7 yards per carry). Minnesota has four players (David Cobb, Mitch Leidner, Philip Nelson and Rodrick Williams) who have already tallied 100-yard rushing games this year. The last time the Gophers had four different players rush for 100-yard games in one season was 1967 (Jim Carter, Mo Forte, John Wintermute and Curtis Wilson).
u Minnesota held San Jose State to 47 rushing yards last Saturday. It was the fewest the Gophers allowed since Michigan State managed only three yards on 28 carries in a 2006 Minnesota win.
u The Gophers have scored 167 points (51, 44, 29 and 43) in their first four games this season, which is the most since Minnesota has scored in a four-game stretch since 2006. That year, Minnesota totaled 169 points in wins against Indiana (63-26), at Michigan State (31-18), against Iowa (34-24), and an Insight Bowl loss to Texas Tech (44-41). u Chris Hawthorne leads the Gophers in scoring with 33 points (5 FGs, 18 PATs). David Cobb and Mitch Leidner are second on the team with 30 points (5 TDs each). Rodrick Williams and Philip Nelson have each scored three times for 18 points. A year ago, Jordan Wettstein led the Gophers in scoring with 75 points (14 FGs, 33 PATs). Last year, the Gophers had only six players score 18 or more points. This year they already have five players with 18 points
USA TODAY TOP 25 - SEPT. 22 Team (1st-Place Votes) 1. Alabama (59) 2. Oregon (3) 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson 5. Stanford 6. LSU 7. Louisville 8. Florida State 9. Texas A&M 10. Georgia 11. Oklahoma State 12. Oklahoma 13. South Carolina 14. UCLA 15. Miami (FL) 16. Northwestern 17. Michigan 18. Baylor 19. Florida 20. Washington 21. Ole Miss 22. Notre Dame 23. Fresno State 24. Wisconsin 25. Texas Tech
Record 3-0 3-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 3-1 2-1 3-0 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-1 4-0
Points 1547 1480 1399 1332 1312 1161 1140 1121 1044 1020 909 863 825 731 613 560 534 465 449 427 331 317 156 98 92
Others Receiving Votes: Georgia Tech 47, UCF 35, Nebraska 34, Arizona 33, Northern Illinois 21, Arizona State 19, Maryland 11, Michigan State 8, Rutgers 5, Texas 4, Virginia Tech 3, Missouri 2, Utah 1, Minnesota 1.
ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 - SEPT. 22 Team (1st-Place Votes) 1. Alabama (56) 2. Oregon (4) 3. Clemson 4. Ohio State 5. Stanford 6. LSU 7. Louisville 8. Florida State 9. Georgia 10. Texas A&M 11. Oklahoma State 12. South Carolina 13. UCLA 14. Oklahoma 15. Miami (FL) 16. Washington 17. Northwestern 18. Michigan 19. Baylor 20. Florida 21. Ole Miss 22. Notre Dame 23. Wisconsin 24. Texas Tech 25. Fresno State
Record 3-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 2-1 3-1 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-1 3-1 4-0 3-0
Points 1496 1418 1340 1320 1270 1167 1088 1049 1029 1011 849 828 798 689 687 559 477 450 441 414 342 256 130 127 110
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24, UCF 19, Nebraska 13, Northern Illinois 9, Arizona 8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan State 3, Missouri 2, Navy 1, Rutgers 1.
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota
u Coach Kill’s third year at a school has historically been a turning point for his teams. Despite having only two true recruiting classes with the Gophers, Kill looks to continue the trend at Minnesota. Kill's Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois teams went a combined 18-31 in their first two seasons before going a combined 20-5 in their third seasons. The Gophers already made a jump from 3-9 in 2011 to 6-7 and a bowl berth in 2012. A LOOK AT YEAR THREE
School Southern Illinois (2001-03) Northern Illinois (2008-10) Minnesota (2011-13)
Year 1 1-10 6-7 3-9
Year 2 4-8 7-6 6-7
Year 3 10-2 10-3 4-0
u Through four games, the Gophers are the least penalized team in the Big Ten (tied for third in the nation). Minnesota has been called for 10 penalties for 92 yards (23.0 yards-per-game). The Gophers have been penalized five times or less in its last seven regular season games (penalized seven times in last year’s bowl game).
140 CAREER WINS
u Coach Kill’s 140 career wins are the most among Big Ten coaches. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer (120 wins) and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (115 wins) are next. Of the five teams Kill has guided, four of them had posted four or fewer wins in the season prior to his arrival. Saginaw Valley State won four games before Kill was hired, while Southern Illinois and Minnesota won three games prior to hiring Kill. Northern Illinois posted two wins in the season prior to Kill.
u Kill's turnaround of the Gophers is also taking place in the classroom. Minnesota recorded a 994 Academic Progress Rate for the 2011-12 season, the first under Kill. The score is the highest single-season score that Minnesota has ever recorded and only 10 teams have tied or beaten a 994 since the NCAA made single-season scores available.
IT S A LOSS
u Theiren Cockran is tied with Northwestern’s Tyler Scott for the Big Tean lead in sacks with 3.0. Cockran is also tied for the league lead in tackles-for-loss with teammate Ra’Shede Hageman and Penn State’s DaQuan Jones, as all three players have 5.5 tackles-for-loss. Cockran’s five solo tackles-for-loss lead the conference (Hageman and Jones each have four solo tackles-for-loss this year).
PRONUNCIATION gUIDE Pronunciation all-ih-PAH-tay uh-MEFF-uh-lah on-YAH-woo KOON-lay AYE-en-day bock BALL-tuh-zar BAN-um bish BJORK-lind BOE-bick BREE-in BOD-ee BORCH-ert bott-uh-CHELL-ee duh-VON-dray CAMP-ee-in thee-AIR-en DICK-ee BERK-lee ECK-pay ECK-pay ELLE-dred ENG-gull EPP-ing FAN-ing FOD-ness FRICK-tee GILL-um GOOD-jer ruh-SHEED HAYG-men juh-MELL juh-WAHN heart HAW-thorn HI-fur hin-oh-HOE-suh HOLE-come cuh-VON-tay DON-uh-vin JUNE-eh-men keys don-ELLE
Student Athlete: De’Niro Laster: Harold Legania: Matt Leidner: Mitch Leidner: Marek Lenkiewicz: Grayson Levine: James Manuel: Aaron Marmer: Jephte Matilus: KJ Maye: Kyle McAvoy: Luke McAvoy: Daletavious McGhee: John McKelvey: Gabe Mezzenga: Peter Mortell: Zach Mottla: Jalen Myrick: Robert Ndondo-Lay: Sahr Ngekia: Dan Orseske: Demaris Peppers: Jonah Pirsig: Lincoln Plsek: Nick Rallis: Dave Ramlet: Conor Rhoda: Ryan Santoso: EJ Sardinha: Martez Shabazz: Chris Streveler: Yoshoub Timms: Damarius Travis: Brock Vereen: Peter Westerhaus: Rodrick Williams Jr.: Chris Wipson: Drew Wolitarsky: Nate Wozniak: Devon Wright:
u Minnesota is 4-0 this year and is one of only eight undefeated teams in the nation. The Gophers are also 4-0 for the second straght season. The last time Minnesota began back-to-back seasons 4-0 was 2004 (started 5-0) and 2005 (started 4-0).
Student Athlete: Moses Alipate: Michael Amaefula: Duke Anyanwu: Adekunle Ayinde: Caleb Bak: Jeremy Baltazar: Cole Banham: Alex Bisch: Joe Bjorklund: Brian Bobek: Briean Boddy-Calhoun: Jeff Borchardt: Cameron Botticelli: De’Vondre Campbell: Josh Campion: Theiren Cockran: Cedric Dicke: Berkley Edwards: Hendrick Ekpe: Scott Ekpe: Christian Eldred: Derrick Engel: Zac Epping: Chad Fahning: Kyle Fodness: Isaac Fruechte: James Gillum: Drew Goodger: Ra’Shede Hageman: Jamel Harbison: JoJuan Harper: Andrew Harte: Chris Hawthorne: Ernie Heifort: Jordan Hinojosa: Ben Holcomb: Cavonte Johnson: Donovahn Jones: Justin Juenemann: Victor Keise: Donnell Kirkwood:
ALL WINS HERE
Pronunciation duh-NEER-oh luh-GONE-yay LIDE-ner LIDE-ner MARE-eck LENK-uh-witz luh-VEEN MAN-you-ull MAR-mur JEFF-tay kay-jay may MAC-uh-voy MAC-uh-voy dale-TAY-vee-iss muh-KELL-vee muh-ZING-guh more-TELL MOTT-luh JAY-lin MY-rick DON-doe-lay saw nuh-GECK-ee-uh ore-SES-kee dee-MARE-iss PURR-sig PLEA-zick RAWL-iss RAM-let ROAD-uh san-TOE-so sar-DEE-nuh mar-TEZZ shuh-BAZZ STREV-ler yuh-SHOOB duh-MARE-ee-iss ver-EEN WEST-er-house ROD-rick WHIPS-in wole-uh-TAR-skee WOES-nee-ack DEH-vun
u Marcus Jones has a punt return (65 yards at New Mexico State) for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a score (98 yards vs. UNLV) this year, as he became the first Gopher ever to return a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in the same season. Jones’ return at New Mexico State was Minnesota’s first punt return for a touchdown on the road since Oct. 5, 1996 (Rodney Hood, 72 yards at Purdue). Jones now has one career punt return for a touchdown on eight career returns and two career kickoff returns for touchdowns on 25 career returns. The most combined punt and kick returns Minnesota has had in one season is two (2013, 2002, 1997 and 1968).
u Ra’Shede Hageman was named to the preseason watch list for the following awards: Bednarik Award, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. The Minneapolis native has 16 tackles this year, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack. He also has two pass breakups, one blocked field goal against UNLV (returned for a TD by Martez Shabazz) and one blocked point-after attempt against Western Illinois. Hageman would be the first Gopher to win the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy or the Rotary Lombardi Award. He would be the fourth Gopher to receive the Outland Trophy, joining Tom Brown (1960), Bobby Bell (1962) and Greg Eslinger (2005).
u Mitch Leidner passed for 71 yards in Minnesota’s win against San Jose State last Saturday. It was the Gophers’ fewest passing yards in a win since Asad Abdul-Khaliq (56 yards) and Marion Barber III (15 yards) combined to pass for 71 yards in a 20-14 win at Penn State in 2003.
IT S A START
u Minnesota has not started a senior on the offensive line this year. However, some lineman are racking up some hefty career start numbers. Redshirt junior Zac Epping has started 25 straight games, while redshirt sophomore Josh Campion has started 17 straight games (every game of his career). Redshirt junior Caleb Bak started his 15th straight game against San Jose State.
A gOOD LOOK
u Minnesota introduced new uniforms in 2012. Below is their record in each uniform combination. Uniform Home Road Neutral Total White/White --1-1 --1-1 White/Maroon --1-1 0-1 1-2 White/Gold --1-1 --1-1 Maroon/Gold 1-1 ----1-1 Gold/Maroon 2-0 ----2-0 Gold/Gold 0-1 ----0-1 Maroon/Maroon 4-1 ----4-1 TOTAL 7-3 3-3 0-1 10-7
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota
BIg TEN FOOTBALL 2013 Big Ten Standings Legends Team Big Ten Minnesota 0-0 Michigan 0-0 Northwestern 0-0 Michigan State 0-0 Nebraska 0-0 Iowa 0-0 Leaders Team Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin Illinois Indiana Purdue
Big Ten 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1
Overall 4-0 4-0 4-0 3-1 3-1 3-1 Overall 4-0 3-1 3-1 2-1 2-2 1-3
BIg TEN SCHEDULE
Sept. 28 Iowa at Minnesota Northern Illinois at Purdue Wisconsin at Ohio State Miami (Ohio) at Illinois
Oct. 5 Minnesota at Michigan Illinois at Nebraska Michigan State at Iowa Ohio State at Northwestern Penn State at Indiana Oct. 12 Indiana at Michigan State Northwestern at Wisconsin Michigan at Penn State Nebraska at Purdue Oct. 19 Minnesota at Northwestern Indiana at Michigan Iowa at Ohio State Wisconsin at Illinois Purdue at Michigan State Oct. 26 Nebraska at Minnesota Michigan State at Illinois Penn State at Ohio State Northwestern at Iowa
BIg TEN COMMUNICATIONS Scott Chipman - primary contact Assistant Commissioner for Communications Email: [email protected]
Office: 847-696-1010 ext 141 Cell: 630-936-6005 Dan Mihalik - secondary contact Assistant Director, Communications Email: [email protected]
Office: 847-696-1010 ext.115 Big Ten Conference 1500 W. Higgins Rd. Park Ridge, IL 60068
HEAD COACH JERRY KILL
Jerry Kill was named head coach of the University of Minnesota football program on December 7, 2010. He entered his 20th year of being a head college football coach in 2013 and his overall collegiate head coaching record is 140-89. The Gophers were 3-9 in Kill's first season in 2011, but reached a bowl game and finished 6-7 in 2012. Minnesota is 4-0 this year, giving Kill a 13-16 record as head coach of the Gophers. Kill's reputation as a turnaround artist has continued with the Gophers, as Minnesota doubled its win total from 2011 to 2012 in his second year. Last season, Kill led the Gophers to a bowl game for the first time since 2009, as Minnesota faced Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Kill's rebuilding of the Minnesota program is also taking place in the classroom. The Gophers recorded a 994 Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the 2011-12 season, the first under Kill's leadership. The 994 score is the highest single-season score that the Minnesota football team has ever recorded and only 10 teams have tied or beaten a score of 994 since the NCAA has made single-season scores available. Kill came to Minnesota after spending three seasons on the sidelines at Northern Illinois University. Kill led the Huskies to three consecutive bowl games during his tenure and also coached NIU to a berth the Mid-American Conference Championship game in 2010. Kill was 23-16 in his three seasons with the Huskies. At Northern Illinois, Kill coached two winners of the Mid-American Conference Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the conference's top football player. Defensive end Larry English won the award in 2008, Kill's first season. Running back Chad Spann was honored as the conference's top player in 2010. English went on to be the No. 16 overall choice in the 2009 NFL Draft and currently plays for the San Diego Chargers.
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
School Saginaw Valley St. Saginaw Valley St. Saginaw Valley St. Saginaw Valley St. Saginaw Valley St. Emporia State Emporia State Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Total
Record 6-4 7-3 7-3 9-2 9-2 5-6 6-5 1-10 4-8 10-2 10-2 9-4 9-4 12-2 6-7 7-6 10-3 3-9 6-7 4-0 140-89
During 2010, Kill mentored six first-team All-MAC selections. In his three seasons, the Huskies earned 10 first-team all-MAC honors. His 2010 squad ranked No. 7 in the nation in rushing offense, No. 12 in scoring offense, No. 19 in total offense, No. 14 in scoring defense, No. 26 in total defense, No. 24 in rushing defense and No. 44 in passing defense. Following the 2010 season, Kill was named the National Coach of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2009, Kill was presented with the National Football Foundation Courage Award by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. In four previous stops as a head coach, he has never left a school with a sub-.500 record. In three of his previous four head coaching positions, he took KILL’S NUMBERS over a team with a losing record .604 Winning percentage as a collegiate and turned in a winning season in head coach three years or less.
Prior to serving as the head coach at Northern Illinois, Kill was in charge of the football program at Southern Illinois University, an FCS (formerly Division I-AA) program in Carbondale, Ill. He spent seven years on the Saluki sideline and compiled a 55-32 record. Kill's record over his final five seasons with Southern Illinois was 50-14 and included five consecutive NCAA FCS Playoff appearances. Kill was the head coach at Emporia (Kan.) State for two seasons in 1999-2000. He went 11-11 with the Hornets, who play at the NCAA Division II level. Prior to coaching at Emporia State, Kill was the head coach at NCAA Division II member Saginaw Valley State from 1994-1998. He compiled a 38-14 record with the Cardinals. Kill served as defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator in two different stops at Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. He helped lead the Gorillas to three NAIA playoff appearances as the defensive coordinator from 1985-87. Kill returned to Pitt State as the offensive coordinator from 1990-93. In that fouryear span, the Gorillas advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs four times, reaching the championship game twice and winning the 1991 national title. Sandwiched between his stints at Pittsburg State, Kill was the head coach at Webb City (Mo.) High School. He was 25-1 in two seasons at Webb City and won a state championship in 1989. Kill and his wife Rebecca have two daughters, Krystal and Tasha.
1 National Championship. Won as offensive coordinator at Pittsburg (Kan.) State University in 1991 2 Mid-American Conference Vern Smith Leadership Award (MVP) winners in three years at NIU 2 National Coach of the Year honors. 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, 2004 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year 3 Bowl-eligible teams in three seasons at Northern Illinois University. 2008 Independence Bowl; 2009 International Bowl; 2010 Humanitarian Bowl 1 Bowl-eligible team in two seasons at Minnesota. 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl 5 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff appearances as head coach at Southern Illinois University 10 First-team All-MAC selections in his three-year tenure at Northern Illinois 13 Winning seasons (out of 19) as a collegiate head coach
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota gOPHERS
gOPHER RADIO NETWORK The Gopher Sports Network distributes its digital quality audio stream via satellite to affiliates across Minnesota. KFAN (100.3 FM) in the Twin Cities will serve as the flagship station. Mike Grimm is in his third season calling the Gophers’ playby-play. Darrell Thompson, the all-time leading rusher in school history, returns to the booth this season as the analyst. KFAN personality Justin Gaard will report from the sideline. Kevin Falness will host the pre-game show, while Corbu Stathes will handle halftime and post-game. Golden Gopher Radio Network Affiliates: KRJB-FM Ada/Fargo Ada/Mahnomen KRJM-FM Aitkin KKIN-FM Albert Lea KATE-AM Alexandria KULO-FM KAUS AM/FM Austin Bemidji KBUN-AM/FM KSCR-FM Benson KBLB-FM Brainerd Buffalo KRWC-AM KROX-AM Crookston Detroit Lakes KDLM-AM
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gOPHER vICTORY WALK
The Golden Gopher football program saw a new tradition take shape in 2007, with the advent of the “Gopher Victory Walk.” Prior to each game, the entire Minnesota football team, led by the Minnesota Marching Band, will walk through the fans on Oak Street and head into TCF Bank Stadium. Each Gopher Victory Walk will begin two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff. The Minnesota Football program is encouraging fans to participate in the Gopher Victory Walk throughout the season, by lining the entire path from the bus to the stadium and cheering for the players as they arrive on game day.
Minnesota has won seven national championships and 18 Big Ten titles in the 128-year history of the Gopher football program. Minnesota’s first national championship came in 1904 under the guidance of coach Henry L. Williams. The Gophers outscored their opponents 725-12 en route to a 13-0 record. The only team to score on Minnesota that year was Nebraska, as the Gophers downed the Huskers 16-12. Bernie Bierman would lead Minnesota to national titles in 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940 and 1941. The Gophers also won a national title in 1960 under Murray Warmath. Minnesota won its first-ever Big Ten title in 1900. The Gophers have a total of 18 Big Ten Championships in their history: 1900, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1915, 1927, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1960, 1967.
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When the Gophers hosted Air Force on Sept. 12, 2009 it marked the first time since Nov. 21, 1981 that college football has been played on campus at Minnesota. Minnesota’s 16-13 win over South Dakota State marked the final game of the inaugural season at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota put together a 4-3 record in its new home stadium in the inaugural season and is 15-16 in five years at TCF Bank Stadium. TCF Bank Stadium was the first Big Ten Stadium built in nearly 50 years. Beaver Stadium (Penn State) and Memorial Stadium (Indiana) were both built in 1960. In May 2006, the Minnesota legislature made the stadium a reality, approving the $288.5 million facility. The stadium holds 50,805 fans and is an open-air facility. Construction began during the summer of 2007.
2013 Overall 4-0 Big Ten 0-0 Non-conference 4-0 Home 3-0 Away 1-0 Neutral 0-0 Current overall streak Won 4 Current home streak Won 3 Current road streak Won 1 Current bowl streak --Last win 43-24 vs. San Jose State (9/21/13) 34-31 vs. Texas Tech (12/28/12) Last loss 2-0 Day game 2-0 Night game 3-0 TV game 0-0 ABC 0-0 ESPN 1-0 ESPN2 0-0 ESPNU Big Ten Network 2-0 CBS Sports Network 0-0 No TV game 1-0 August 1-0 3-0 September 0-0 October November 0-0 December 0-0 vs. FBS Top-25 teams 0-0 vs. FBS non-ranked teams 3-0 vs. FCS 1-0 On artificial turf 3-0 On natural grass 1-0 Indoors 0-0 Outdoors 4-0 Scoring first 2-0 Opponent scores first 2-0 Leading after 1st quarter 2-0 Behind after 1st quarter 2-0 Tied after 1st quarter 0-0 Leading at halftime 4-0 Behind at halftime 0-0 Tied at halftime 0-0 Leading after 3rd quarter 4-0 Behind after 3rd quarter 0-0 Tied after 3rd quarter 0-0 Overtime 0-0 Scoring 0-14 points 0-0 Scoring 15-28 points 0-0 Scoring 29+ points 4-0 Allowing 0-14 points 1-0 Allowing 15-28 points 3-0 Allowing 29+ points 0-0 With 100-yd rusher 2-0 Allow 100-yard rusher 1-0 With 300-yd passer 0-0 Allow 300-yard passer 1-0 Outgain opponent 2-0 Total offense 300+ yards 4-0 Allow 300+ yards total offense 3-0 Total offense 400+ yards 2-0 Allow 400+ yards total offense 2-0 No turnovers 1-0 Less than three turnovers 4-0 Three or more turnovers 0-0 No takeaways 1-0 Three or more takeaways 1-0 Commit fewer turnovers 2-0 Equal turnovers 1-0 Commit more turnovers 1-0 Control time of possession 2-0 Opponent controls time of possession 2-0 Games decided by 1-8 points 0-0 Games decided by 9-19 points 2-0 Games decided by 20 points or more 2-0 Win Coin Toss 3-0 Lose Coin Toss 1-0
Under Kill 13-16 4-12 9-4 10-7 3-8 0-1 Won 4 Won 3 Lost 1 Lost 1 Same Same 9-14 4-2 12-16 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-1 10-9 1-0 1-0 2-0 7-4 2-5 2-6 0-1 0-6 11-9 2-1 12-12 1-4 0-1 13-15 5-4 8-12 6-3 4-11 3-2 11-0 0-16 2-0 11-1 2-14 0-1 1-0 0-10 4-5 9-1 5-0 8-5 0-11 9-2 4-7 0-0 2-2 8-3 13-6 8-15 5-2 4-9 6-0 13-12 0-4 1-7 3-0 9-1 2-5 2-10 9-6 4-10 5-5 4-4 4-7 8-8 5-8
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER ## 86 98 81 45 64 22 31 47 73 67 29 22 46 77 26 65 11 63 27 55 19 14 19 59 32 95 97 94 18 52 70 48 24 3 14 21 83 99 16 45 33 40 43 36 68 89 30 57 96 89 17 11 36 92 4 15 42 84 91 20 38 78 94 60 7 74 6 50 9 80 34 1
Name Moses Alipate Michael Amaefula Duke Anyanwu Adekunle Ayinde Caleb Bak Jeremy Baltazar Cole Banham Alex Bisch Joe Bjorklund Brian Bobek Briean Boddy-Calhoun Jeff Borchardt Cameron Botticelli Foster Bush De’Vondre Campbell Josh Campion Eric Carter Jon Christenson David Cobb Theiren Cockran Michael Conway Connor Cosgrove Cedric Dicke Ray Dixon Berkley Edwards Hendrick Ekpe Scott Ekpe Christian Eldred Derrick Engel Zac Epping Chad Fahning Jake Filkins Kyle Fodness Dexter Foreman Isaac Fruechte James Gillum Drew Goodger Ra’Shede Hageman Jamel Harbison Nick Hart Andrew Harte Jared Hartman Tyler Hartmann Chris Hawthorne Isaac Hayes Ernie Heifort Mike Henry Aaron Hill Jordan Hinojosa Ben Holcomb Logan Hutton Antonio Johnson Cavonte Johnson Roland Johnson Donovahn Jones Marcus Jones Justin Juenemann Victor Keise Alex Keith Donnell Kirkwood De’Niro Laster Ben Lauer Harold Legania Matt Leidner Mitch Leidner Marek Lenkiewicz Grayson Levine Jack Lynn James Manuel Aaron Marmer Jephte Matilus KJ Maye
Pos. TE DL TE DB OL DB RB TE OL OL DB WR DL OL LB OL WR OL RB DL QB WR LB LB RB DL DL P WR OL OL LS K QB WR RB TE DL WR TE K/P LS FB K OL TE FB LB Dl WR WR DB DB DL WR DB K WR DL RB LB OL DL OL QB OL DB LB LB WR LB WR
Yr. Sr.* Jr. Fr.* Fr. Jr.* Sr. Jr.* Jr.* So.* Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr.* So.* So.* So.* Fr. So.* Jr. So.* Fr. Jr.* Fr.* Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr.* Jr.* Fr. Sr. Fr.* So.* Jr.* Sr. Jr. Sr.* Fr.* Fr. Fr. So.* Fr.* Sr. Fr.* So.* Sr.* Sr.* So. Fr.* Jr.* So. Fr.* Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr.* So. Jr.* Fr. Fr.* Jr.* Fr. Fr.* Jr.* Jr. Fr.* Sr. So.* So.* So.
NUMERICAL ROSTER ## 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 11 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 15 16 17 18 18 19 19 20 21 21 22 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 33 33 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 39 40 40 41 42 43 44 45 45 46 47 48 49
Name KJ Maye Cedric Thompson Dexter Foreman Martez Shabazz Donovahn Jones Chris Streveler Damien Wilson Grayson Levine Mitch Leidner Damarius Travis Daletavious McGhee Cameron Wilson James Manuel Philip Nelson Eric Carter Antonio Johnson Andre McDonald Steven Montgomery Derrick Wells Connor Cosgrove Isaac Fruechte Marcus Jones Conor Rhoda Jamel Harbison Logan Hutton Derrick Engel Peter Westerhaus Michael Conway Cedric Dicke Donnell Kirkwood James Gillum Brock Vereen Jeremy Baltazar Jeff Borchardt Edward (EJ) Sardinha Kyle Fodness Devon Wright De’Vondre Campbell Brian Smith David Cobb Jalen Myrick Ryan Santoso Briean Boddy-Calhoun Kasey Robinson Mike Henry Chris Wipson Cole Banham Eric Murray Berkley Edwards Andrew Harte John McKelvey Jephte Matilus Dominic Schultz Rodrick Williams Jr. Chris Hawthorne Cavonte Johnson Peter Mortell Aaron Roundtree De’Niro Laster Nate Wozniak Jared Hartman Alexander Starks Dan Orseske Justin Juenemann Tyler Hartmann Gabe Mezzenga Nick Hart Adekunle Ayinde Cameron Botticelli Alex Bisch Jake Filkins Owen Salzwedel
Position WR DB QB DB WR QB LB DB QB DB DB WR LB QB WR DB WR DB DB WR WR DB QB WR WR WR LB QB LB RB RB DB DB WR WR K WR LB WR RB DB K/P DB WR FB LB RB DB RB K/P DB LB LB RB K DB P DB LB TE LS DB P K FB TE TE DB DL TE LS DL
Height 5-10 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-8 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-5 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-5 5-11 5-9 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-6 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-9 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-6 6-2 6-6
Weight 197 211 220 172 190 209 254 202 230 208 195 215 225 215 185 207 200 210 206 175 204 166 180 199 181 187 230 205 221 223 214 202 197 185 197 198 195 225 212 225 200 260 186 155 231 210 188 194 190 180 209 238 236 235 200 190 195 185 230 258 229 200 205 158 247 245 220 185 290 251 240 240
Year So. Jr. So.* Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr.* So. Fr. Jr.* Sr. So. Fr. So. So. So.* Jr. Jr.* Jr.* Jr. Fr. Fr.* Jr.* Sr.* So.* Fr. Fr.* Jr.* Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr.* Fr.* Jr.* So.* Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr.* Fr. Jr.* So. Fr. Fr. Fr.* So.* So.* So. Sr. Fr.* So.* So. Fr. Fr. So.* Fr. Sr.* Fr. Fr.* Jr.* Fr. Fr. Jr.* Jr.* Sr. Fr.
Hometown (Previous School) Mobile, Ala. (Murphy HS) Calipatria, Calif. (Calipatria HS) Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS) DeSoto, Texas (Trinity Valley CC) Stockbridge, Ga. (Dutchtown HS) Crystal Lake, Ill. (Marian Central Catholic HS) Gloster, Miss. (Jones County CC) Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS) Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS) Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola HS) Decatur, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS) Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall Heath HS) Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central HS) Mankato, Minn. (Mankato West HS) Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson Senior HS) Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights HS) Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins HS) Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS) Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Lehigh HS) Fitchburg, Wis. (St. Cloud State) Caledonia, Minn. (Rochester CTC) Wake Forest, N.C. (Rolesville HS) Eagan, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS) Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek HS) La Marque, Texas (La Marque HS) Chaska, Minn. (Winona State) Chanhassen, Minn. (Holy Family HS) La Crescent, Minn. (Aquinas HS [Wis.]) Cannon Falls, Minn. (Cannon Falls HS) Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS) Pearl River, La. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) Valencia, Calif. (Valencia HS) Corona, Calif. (Blinn College) Medina, Minn. (Wayzata HS) Wellington, Fla. (Palm Beach Central HS) Bemidji, Minn. (Bemidji HS) Coral Springs, Fla. (Taravella HS) Fort Meyers, Fla. (Hutchinson CC) Milwaukee, Wis. (Brookfield East HS) Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS) Bloomingdale, Ga. (Savannah Christian Prep HS) Pace, Fla. (Pace HS) Wilmington, Del. (Coffeyville CC) Minneapolis, Minn. (Drake) Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS) Wayzata, Minn. (Wayzata HS) Lakeville, Minn. (Minnesota State-Mankato) Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University HS) Novi, Mich. (Chelsea HS) Downers Grove, Ill. (Montini Catholic HS) Hunting Valley, Ohio (University School) Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS) Port Huron, Mich. (Port Huron HS) Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS) Raleigh, N.C. (North Carolina State) Edina, Minn. (Edina HS) Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy) Eagan, Minn. (ND State College of Science) Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights HS) Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove HS) Falcon Heights, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS) Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield North HS) Chicago, Ill. (Brother Rice HS) Phillipsburg, Kan. (Phillipsburg HS) Andover, Minn. (Andover HS) Shoreview, Minn. (Totino-Grace HS) Prior Lake, Minn. (Prior Lake HS) Blaine, Minn. (Blaine HS) Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University HS) Northfield, Minn. (Northfield HS) Prescott, Wis. (Prescott HS) Beaver Dam, Wis. (Prescott HS)
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota
ALPHABETICAL ROSTER ## 76 71 66 12 8 33 44 12 37 62 31 28 69 9 87 58 53 41 90 93 79 85 56 96 15 29 37 49 28 23 35 3 26 40 5 2 52 7 21 13 18 88 35 8 5 30 82 39 25
Name Alex Mayes Kyle McAvoy Luke McAvoy Andre McDonald Daletavious McGhee John McKelvey Gabe Mezzenga Steven Montgomery Peter Mortell Zach Mottla Eric Murray Jalen Myrick Robert Ndondo-Lay Philip Nelson Sahr Ngekia Ed Olson Tommy Olson Dan Orseske Demaris Peppers Ben Perry Jonah Pirsig Lincoln Plsek Nick Rallis Dave Ramlet Conor Rhoda Kasey Robinson Aaron Roundtree Owen Salzwedel Ryan Santoso Edward (EJ) Sardinha Dominic Schultz Martez Shabazz Brian Smith Alexander Starks Chris Streveler Cedric Thompson Yoshoub Timms Damarius Travis Brock Vereen Derrick Wells Peter Westerhaus Maxx Williams Rodrick Williams Jr. Cameron Wilson Damien Wilson Chris Wipson Drew Wolitarsky Nate Wozniak Devon Wright
Pos. OL OL OL WR DB DB TE DB P OL DB DB DL QB TE OL OL P DL DL OL TE LB LS QB WR DB DL K/P WR LB DB WR DB QB DB DL DB DB DB LB TE RB WR LB LB WR TE WR
*indicates player has taken a redshirt season
Yr. Fr. So.* So.* So. Fr. Fr.* Jr.* So.* So.* Sr.* So. Fr. So.* So. Sr.* Sr.* Jr. Sr.* Fr. Jr.* Fr.* So. Fr.* Jr.* Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.* So.* Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr.* So. Sr. Jr. So.* Fr.* So. Jr.* Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr.*
NUMERICAL ROSTER ## 50 52 52 53 55 56 57 58 59 60 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 89 90 91 92 93 94 94 95 96 96 97 98 99
Name Jack Lynn Zac Epping Yoshoub Timms Tommy Olson Theiren Cockran Nick Rallis Aaron Hill Ed Olson Ray Dixon Matt Leidner Zach Mottla Jon Christenson Caleb Bak Josh Campion Luke McAvoy Brian Bobek Isaac Hayes Robert Ndondo-Lay Chad Fahning Kyle McAvoy Joe Bjorklund Marek Lenkiewicz Alex Mayes Foster Bush Ben Lauer Jonah Pirsig Aaron Marmer Duke Anyanwu Drew Wolitarsky Drew Goodger Victor Keise Lincoln Plsek Moses Alipate Sahr Ngekia Maxx Williams Ernie Heifort Ben Holcomb Demaris Peppers Alex Keith Roland Johnson Ben Perry Christian Eldred Harold Legania Hendrick Ekpe Jordan Hinojosa Dave Ramlet Scott Ekpe Michael Amaefula Ra’Shede Hageman
Position LB OL DL OL DL LB LB OL LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR TE WR TE WR TE TE TE TE TE WR DL DL DL DE P DL DL DL LS DT DE DL
*indicates player has taken a redshirt season
Height 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-6 5-11 6-2 6-7 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-9 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-6
Weight 234 321 276 301 238 227 231 309 205 280 277 306 302 326 285 282 304 250 270 305 288 289 285 303 302 308 213 241 208 265 188 265 281 236 254 281 200 270 237 286 253 185 308 251 272 238 281 244 311
Year Fr.* Jr.* Fr.* Jr. So.* Fr.* Sr.* Sr.* Fr. Fr. Sr.* So.* Jr.* So.* So.* Jr. Fr.* So.* Fr. So.* So.* Jr.* Fr. So.* Fr.* Fr.* So.* Fr.* Fr. Jr. Sr.* So. Sr.* Sr.* Fr.* So.* Fr.* Fr. So. Sr. Jr.* Jr. Jr.* Fr. So. Jr.* So. Jr. Sr.*
Hometown (Previous School) Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich HS) Kenosha, Wis. (Tremper HS) Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Fort Walton Beach HS) Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS) Homestead, Fla. (Homestead HS) Edina, Minn. (Edina HS) St. Charles, Mo. (Lutheran HS) Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS) Loxahatchee, Fla. (Seminole South HS) Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS) Edina, Minn. (Certin-Derham Hall HS) Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS) Columbia Heights, Minn. (Concordia Academy) Fergus Falls, Minn. (Fork Union Military) Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS) Inverness, Ill. (Ohio State) Brooklyn Park, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy) Minneapolis, Minn. (Winona State) St. Paul, Minn. (De La Salle HS) Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS) Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS) Tinley Park, Ill. (Victor J. Andrew HS) Van Alstyne, Texas (Van Alstyne HS) Menasha, Wis. (Menasha HS) Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata HS) Blue Earth, Minn. (Blue Earth Area HS) Menasha, Wis. (Air Force Academy) Blaine, Minn. (Blaine HS) Santa Clarita, Cailf. (Canyon County HS) Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Northwest HS) Coral Springs, Fla. (North Broward Prep HS) West, Texas (Reicher HS) Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson HS) Richfield, Minn. (Academy of Holy Angels) Waconia, Minn. (Waconia HS) Bemidji, Minn. (Bemidji HS) Germantown, Wis. (Germantown HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Fairley HS) Columbia, Mo. (Hickman HS) Camden, S.C. (Butler County CC) Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) Melbourne, Australia (Monash University) New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS) Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS) Miami, Fla. (Coffeyville CC) Appleton, Wis. (Xavier HS) Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS) Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS) Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn HS)
Sept. 28, 2013: Iowa at Minnesota
THE LAST TIME... MINNESOTA INDIvIDUAL gAME
250+ yards rushing: 200+ yards rushing: 150+ yards rushing: 100+ yards rushing: QB with 100+ yards rushing: QB with 100 rushing/200 passing: 2 players with 100+ yards rushing:
80+ points: 60+ points: 50+ points: 40+ points: 30+ points: 0 points: 0 points on the road: 0 points at home: 0 points in first half: No TDs in first half: No offensive TDs in first half: Shut out an opponent: Shut out an opponent on the road: Shut out an opponent at home: TDs on offense, defense, special teams 30+ first downs: