2014 Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Team
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2014 Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Team

2014 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Minnesota Golden Gophers logo.svg
Citrus Bowl, L 17-33 vs. Missouri
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionWest Division
2014 record8-5 (5-3 Big Ten)
Head coachJerry Kill (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMatt Limegrover (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTracy Claeys (4th season)
CaptainMitch Leidner, Cedric Thompson
Home stadiumTCF Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 52,525)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 1 Ohio State x$#^   8 0         14 1  
No. 5-t Michigan State   7 1         11 2  
Maryland   4 4         7 6  
Rutgers   3 5         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         5 7  
Penn State   2 6         7 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
West Division
No. 13 Wisconsin x   7 1         11 3  
Minnesota   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   3 5         6 7  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Jerry Kill and played their home games at TCF Bank Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 8-5, 5-3 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Citrus Bowl where they lost to Missouri. It was their first New Year's Day bowl game appearance in 53 years, their previous was the 1962 Rose Bowl.

Preseason

Heading into their fourth off-season, Jerry Kill's coaching staff at Minnesota suffered their first departure as linebackers and assistant head coach Bill Miller accepted the linebackers coach position at Florida State.[1] After a brief coaching search, the Gophers named Mike Sherels the new linebackers coach. Sherels had an extensive history with the University of Minnesota, playing middle linebacker for the team from 2003-2007 and then serving as a special assistant and then defensive graduate assistant under Jerry Kill from 2011-2013.[2]

The Gophers also saw quarterback Philip Nelson leave the team, announcing his transfer to Rutgers University shortly after the conclusion of the 2013 season.[3] During the off season, Nelson was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly kicking Isaac Kolstad in the head during a late-night scuffle in downtown Mankato, Minnesota. These charges led to Nelson's dismissal from the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program on May 14, 2014.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40? Commit date
Melvin Holland
WR
Ashburn, VA Briar Woods HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.5
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Jeff Jones[5]
RB
Minneapolis, MN Washburn HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.7
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Connor Mayes[6]
OL
Van Alstyne, TX Van Alstyne HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 335 lb (152 kg) 5.4
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Personnel

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 286:00 PMNo. 16 (FCS) Eastern Illinois*BTNW 42-2044,344
September 62:30 PMMiddle Tennessee*
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
BTNW 35-2447,223
September 133:00 PMat TCU*FS1L 7-3043,958
September 203:00 PMSan Jose State*
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
BTNW 24-747,739
September 272:30 PMat MichiganABC/ESPN2W 30-14102,926
October 1111:00 AMNorthwestern
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
BTNW 24-1749,051
October 1811:00 AMPurduedagger
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
BTNW 39-3851,241
October 2511:00 AMat IllinoisESPNUL 24-2844,437
November 811:00 AMIowa
ESPN2W 51-1449,680
November 1511:00 AMNo. 8 Ohio State
  • TCF Bank Stadium
  • Minneapolis, MN
ABCL 24-3145,778
November 2211:00 AMat No. 21 NebraskaESPNW 28-2491,186
November 292:30 PMat No. 14 WisconsinNo. 22BTNL 24-3480,341
January 112:00 PMvs. No. 16 Missouri*ABCL 17-3348,624
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

Eastern Illinois

1 234Total
E. Illinois 0 0020 20
• Minnesota 7 7721 42

Middle Tennessee

1 234Total
Mid Tennessee 0 0177 24
• Minnesota 7 2170 35

TCU

1 234Total
Minnesota 0 007 7
• TCU 10 1460 30

San Jose State

1 234Total
San Jose St 7 000 7
• Minnesota 10 707 24

Michigan

1 234Total
• Minnesota 0 10173 30
Michigan 0 707 14
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 102,926
  • Game weather: Sunny; mid 70s; wind 15-20 NE
  • Referee: J. McGinn

Northwestern

1 234Total
Northwestern 0 1007 17
• Minnesota 7 7010 24

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 14 1770 38
• Minnesota 14 6163 39

Illinois

1 234Total
Minnesota 0 3210 24
• Illinois 14 077 28

Iowa

1 234Total
Iowa 7 007 14
• Minnesota 7 2879 51
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: TCF Bank Stadium
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 49,680
  • Game weather: Overcast; 38°F; wind 12 NNE
  • Referee: Shawn Smith

[8]

Ohio State

1 234Total
• Ohio St 14 377 31
Minnesota 0 14010 24

Nebraska

1 234Total
• Minnesota 7 0147 28
Nebraska 7 1430 24

Wisconsin

1 234Total
Minnesota 14 307 24
• Wisconsin 3 10714 34

Citrus Bowl

1 234Total
• Missouri 0 10914 33
Minnesota 7 0100 17

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV NR NR RV RV 22 RV RV RV
Coaches RV RV RV NR NR RV RV RV 24 RV RV RV RV 22 25 RV RV
CFP Not released NR NR 25 25 18 NR 25 Not released

References

  1. ^ "FSU Hires Bill Miller to FB Staff". 247Sports. February 24, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Mason, Tyler (March 7, 2014). "Mike Sherels Named Gophers New Linebackers Coach". Fox Sports North. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Fornelli, Tom (January 29, 2014). "Minnesota QB Philip Nelson Transferring to Rutgers". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Rutgers dismisses Philip Nelson". ESPN. May 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.gopherhole.com/page/show/394965-gopher-football-recruiting-articles
  6. ^ http://www.gopherhole.com/page/show/394965-gopher-football-recruiting-articles
  7. ^ 2014 Minnesota vs. Michigan - Final Stats. Retrieved 2015-Aug-29.
  8. ^ 2014 Minnesota vs. Iowa - Final Stats. Retrieved 2015-Aug-29.

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