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2017 Football Results

Gopher Football 2017 Season

  • Head Coach:  P.J. Fleck (1st season) 
  • Overall Record: 5-7
  • Conference Record: 2-7

2017 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
8/31/2017 Buffalo (6-6) W 17-7
9/9/2017 @ Oregon State (1-11) W 48-14
9/16/2017 Middle Tennessee St (7-6) W 34-3
9/30/2017 Maryland (4-8) L 24-31
10/7/2017 @ Purdue (7-6) L 17-31
10/14/2017 Michigan State (10-3) L 27-30
10/21/2017 Illinois (2-10) W 24-17
10/28/2017 @ Iowa (8-5) L 10-17
11/4/2017 @ Michigan (8-5) L 10-33
11/11/2017 Nebraska (4-8) W 54-21
11/18/2017 @ Northwestern (10-3) L 0-39
11/25/2017 Wisconsin (13-1) L 0-31

2017 Big Ten Standings

WEST CONF OVERALL
Wisconsin 9-0 13-1
Northwestern 7-2 10-3
Purdue 4-5 7-6
Iowa 4-5 8-5
Nebraska 3-6 4-8
Minnesota 2-7 5-7
Illinois 0-9 2-10
EAST CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 8-1 12-2
Penn State 7-2 11-2
Michigan State 7-2 10-3
Michigan 5-4 8-5
Rutgers 3-6 4-8
Maryland 2-7 4-8
Indiana 2-7 5-7

Big Ten Championship:  Ohio State 27 - Wisconsin 21

2017 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Last School)
50 Anderson, Danny LB 6-0 212 FR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)
77 Andries, Blaise OL 6-5 313 FR Marshall, Minn. (Marshall HS)
81 Annexstad, Brock WR 6-2 198 FR Norseland, Minn. (IMG Academy)
3 Autman-Bell, Chris WR 6-1 193 FR Kankakee, Ill. (Bishop McNamara HS)
4 Ayinde, Adekunle DB 6-0 210 RS SR Blaine, Minn. (Blaine HS)
41 Barber, Thomas LB 6-1 233 SO Plymouth, Minn. (Robbinsdale Armstrong HS)
23 Beck, Adam DB 6-2 185 FR Richmond, Texas (George Ranch HS)
44 Beebe, Colton TE 6-3 268 RS SO Kansas City, Kan. (Piper HS)
23 Brooks, Shannon RB 6-0 213 JR Atlanta, Ga. (Pickens HS)
63 Bursch, Nathan OL 6-5 255 FR Woodbury, Minn. (Woodbury HS)
76 Calhoun, Vincent OL 6-4 320 SR Roswell, Ga. (Southwest Mississippi CC)
38 Carpenter, Emmit K 6-0 199 RS JR Green Bay, Wis. (Ashwaubenon HS)
9 Carter, Eric WR 5-11 193 RS SR Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson Senior HS)
36 Cashman, Blake LB 6-2 235 JR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)
13 Celestin, Jonathan LB 6-1 232 SR Jonesboro, Ga. (Mundy's Mill HS)
45 Coughlin, Carter LB 6-4 245 SO Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)
14 Craighton, Zo DB 6-1 206 RS SO Geismar, La. (Dutchtown HS)
11 Croft, Demry QB 6-5 205 RS SO Rockford, Ill. (Boylan HS)
71 Davis, Ben OL 6-4 274 SO Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS)
46 DeLattiboudere, Winston DL 6-3 247 RS SO Baltimore, Md. (Howard HS)
33 Delich, Mike RB 5-11 217 FR Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview HS)
92 Devers, Tai'yon DL 6-4 229 SO Pompano Beach, Fla. (Blanche Ely HS)
82 Douglas, Demetrius WR 6-0 181 FR Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
61 Dovich, Bronson OL 6-5 298 RS SO Chaska, Minn. (Chaska HS)
16 Durr, Coney DB 5-10 191 SO Baton Rouge, La. (Dutchtown HS)
17 Estes, Rey DB 6-0 163 FR East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis HS)
28 Femi-Cole, Jonathan RB 6-0 228 RS SO Vaughan, Ontario, Canada (St. Andrew's College)
44 Fuller, Tommy DB 5-10 190 FR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)
18 Geary, Clay WR 5-10 191 RS FR Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South HS)
3 Gibson, Jerry DL 6-3 260 RS JR Theodore, Ala. (Theodore HS)
27 Gossage, Paul WR 6-3 175 RS SO Mokena, Ill. (Eastern Illinois)
17 Green, Seth QB 6-4 229 RS FR Woodbury, Minn. (Allen HS)
73 Greene, Donnell OL 6-7 320 RS JR Marietta, Ga. (Coffeyville C.C.)
5 Guthrie, Trenton LB 6-3 217 FR Northville, Mich. (Northville HS)
7 Handy-Holly, Ken DB 6-2 202 FR Jackson, Ala. (Jackson HS)
26 Harris, Justus DB 5-10 174 FR Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS)
47 Herbers, Jacob P 6-2 215 RS SO Battle Creek, Mich. (Lakeview HS)
91 Hickcox, Noah DL 6-4 280 FR Rockford, Ill. (Boylan Central Catholic HS)
24 Hmielewski, Drew WR 6-1 204 RS FR Marshall, Minn. (Marshall HS)
5 Holland Jr., Melvin WR 6-3 206 RS JR Ashburn, Va. (Briar Woods HS)
25 Howard, Phillip WR 5-11 187 RS FR Minneapolis, Minn. (Robbinsdale Cooper HS)
2 Huff, Jacob DB 5-11 207 JR Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS)
20 Huff, Julian LB 6-0 225 JR Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS)
30 Ibrahim, Mohamed RB 5-10 205 FR Olney, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel HS)
93 Jackson, Merrick DL 6-2 316 RS SR East St. Louis, Ill. (Iowa Western CC)
6 Johnson, Tyler WR 6-2 190 SO Minneapolis, Minn. (North HS)
25 Jordahl, Payton LS 6-2 230 RS JR Perham, Minn. (Perham HS)
42 Juenemann, Justin K 6-0 175 RS SR Phillipsburg, Kan. (Phillipsburg HS)
42 Kieft, Ko TE 6-4 250 RS FR Sioux Center, Iowa (Sioux Center HS)
75 Kuehn, Noah OL 6-6 305 RS SO Eagan, Minn. (Eagan HS)
29 Leius, Jack DB 6-0 189 SO Plymouth, Minn. (Robbinsdale Armstrong HS)
86 Lingen, Brandon TE 6-5 254 SR Wayzata, Minn. (Wayzata HS)
31 London, Dominik RB 5-9 200 FR Woodbury, Minn. (East Ridge HS)
37 Mack, John K 6-0 193 RS FR Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS)
69 Mafe, Boye DL 6-4 232 FR Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins HS)
21 Martin, Kamal LB 6-3 229 SO Burnsville, Minn. (Burnsville HS)
22 McCrary, Kobe RB 6-1 240 SR Chipley, Fla. (Butler CC)
34 McElfresh, Logan P 6-1 214 RS JR Brainerd, Minn. (Brainerd HS)
8 McGhee, Duke DB 6-1 211 RS SR Decatur, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS)
19 Moore, Gary DL 6-4 287 RS JR Mobile, Ala. (Murphy HS)
13 Morgan, Tanner QB 6-2 205 FR Union, Ky. (Ryle HS)
89 Morse, Matt WR 6-1 198 RS SO Apple Valley, Minn. (Apple Valley HS)
59 Novak-Goar, Connor DL 6-2 280 RS FR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Iowa Western C.C.)
36 O'Brien, Casey H 6-1 176 FR Saint Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS)
64 Olson, Conner OL 6-5 297 RS FR Monticello, Minn. (Monticello HS)
58 Oseland, Quinn OL 6-6 305 RS SO Springfield, Ill. (Sacred Heart Griffin HS)
95 Otomewo, Esezi DL 6-6 240 FR Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis HS)
49 Paulson, Jake TE 6-4 258 FR Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy)
19 Pickerign, Samuel QB 6-4 224 FR Alpharetta, Ga. (Minnehaha Academy)
12 Poock, Cody LB 6-2 229 RS SR Okoboji, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)
84 Reger, Will WR 6-3 204 RS JR Burnsville, Minn. (Burnsville HS)
19 Register, Hunter WR 6-5 214 RS SO Lafayette, La. (Comeaux HS)
90 Renner, Sam DL 6-4 259 RS SO Maple Grove, Minn. (Maple Grove Senior High)
15 Rhoda, Conor QB 6-3 225 RS SR Eagan, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall HS)
96 Richardson, Steven DL 6-0 292 SR Chicago, Ill. (Mt. Carmel HS)
75 Robinson, Malcolm DL 6-3 290 FR Massillon, Ohio (Washington HS)
14 Roste, Jaran QB 6-3 234 FR Alexandria, Minn. (Alexandria HS)
55 Rousemiller, Eric OL 6-4 310 FR Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville South)
65 Ruschmeyer, Axel OL 6-4 281 FR Hutchinson, Minn. (Holy Family Catholic HS)
57 Russell, Joe LB 6-2 194 FR Shoreview, Minn. (Totino-Grace HS)
33 Ryerse, Grant K / P 6-2 203 FR Woodbury, Minn. (East Ridge HS)
30 Santaga, Jon DB 6-1 192 FR Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame De La Baie Academy)
18 Santoso, Ryan P 6-6 258 RS SR Pace, Fla. (Pace HS)
75 Sassack, Kyle OL 6-7 283 FR Pontiac, Mich. (Notre Dame Prep HS)
70 Schlueter, Sam OL 6-6 298 RS FR Victoria, Minn. (Mayer Lutheran HS)
60 Schmitz, John Michael OL 6-4 286 FR Flossmoor, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor HS)
43 Schoenfelder, Bailey LB 6-3 225 RS FR Huron, S.D. (Huron HS)
34 Shenault, Antonio DB 5-11 192 JR Roselle, Ill. (Lake Park HS)
97 Silver, Royal DL 6-3 292 JR Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Iowa Western CC)
98 Smith, O.J. DL 6-2 309 RS JR Bossier City, La. (Alabama)
1 Smith, Rodney RB 5-11 210 RS JR Jonesboro, Ga. (Mundy's Mill HS)
99 Stelter, Andrew DL 6-4 298 SR Owatonna, Minn. (Owatonna HS)
88 Still, Rashad WR 6-5 214 JR El Paso, Texas (Andress HS)
40 Strazzanti, Alex DB 6-2 194 FR Chaska, Minn. (Chaska HS)
27 Swenson, Calvin DB 6-1 209 RS FR Kaukauna, Wis. (Kaukauna HS)
31 Thomas, Kiondre DB 6-0 188 RS FR Fort Smith, Ark. (Northside HS)
87 Umlor, Nate DL 6-5 269 FR Allendale, Mich. (Allendale HS)
83 Van Dyne, Harry WR 6-5 185 FR Stilwell, Kan. (Blue Valley HS)
87 Van Dyne, Yale WR 6-3 205 RS FR Overland Park, Kan. (University of Iowa)
35 Waters, Jaylen LB 6-3 247 RS SO Killeen, Texas (Copperas Cove HS)
62 Weyler, Jared OL 6-4 296 RS JR Dayton, Ohio (Centerville HS)
15 Williams, Everett LB 6-1 244 RS JR Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS)
8 Williams, Mark WR 6-0 195 RS FR Gainestown, Ala. (Jackson HS)
6 Williamson, Chris DB 5-11 191 JR Gainesville, Ga. (Florida)
11 Winfield Jr., Antoine DB 5-10 204 SO The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS)
85 Witham, Bryce TE 6-4 257 RS SO Grand Rapids, Mich. (West Catholic HS)
98 Witherspoon, Clayton TE 6-4 235 FR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)
80 Wozniak, Nate TE 6-10 280 RS SR Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove HS)
78 Wright, Garrison OL 6-4 319 RS SR Beattie, Kan. (Butler CC)

2017 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (57) 13-1 1521
2 Georgia 13-2 1454
3 Oklahoma 12-2 1374
4 Clemson 12-2 1292
5 Ohio State 12-2 1286
6 UCF (4) 13-0 1248
7 Wisconsin 13-1 1194
8 Penn State 11-2 1120
9 TCU 11-3 974
10 Auburn 10-4 917
11 Notre Dame 10-3 857
12 USC 11-3 839
13 Miami 10-3 769
14 Oklahoma State 10-3 758
15 Michigan State 10-3 705
16 Washington 10-3 668
17 Northwestern 10-3 528
18 LSU 9-4 368
19 Mississippi State 9-4 359
20 Stanford 9-5 336
21 South Florida 10-2 267
22 Boise State 11-3 251
23 NC State 9-4 232
24 Virginia Tech 9-4 126
25 Memphis 10-3 119

2017 Final Coaches Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama(62) 13-1 1550
2 Georgia 13-2 1485
3 Oklahoma 12-2 1414
4 Clemson 12-2 1329
5 Ohio State 12-2 1304
6 Wisconsin 13-1 1223
7 UCF 13-0 1202
8 Penn State 11-2 1134
9 TCU 11-3 1013
10 USC 11-3 904
11 Notre Dame 10-3 888
12 Auburn 10-4 885
13 Miami 10-3 769
14 Oklahoma State 10-3 757
15 Washington 10-3 706
16 Michigan State 10-3 682
17 Northwestern 10-3 543
18 LSU 9-4 424
19 Stanford 9-5 354
20 Mississippi State 9-4 349
21 South Florida 10-2 285
22 Boise State 11-3 242
23 NC State 9-4 198
24 Memphis 10-3 149
25 Virginia Tech 9-4 96

2017 College Football Playoff

CFP Semifinal - Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual - 1/1/2018
Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 (2OT)
CFP Semifinal - Allstate Sugar Bowl - 1/1/2018
Alabama 24, Clemson 6
CFP National Championship - 1/8/2017
Alabama 26, Georgia 23 (OT)

2017 Big Ten Bowl Results

Pinstripe Bowl - 12/27/2017
Iowa 27, Boston College 20
Foster Farms Bowl - 12/27/2017
Purdue 38, Arizona 35
Holiday Bowl - 12/28/2017
Michigan State 42, WashSt 17
Music City Bowl - 12/29/2017
Northwestern 24, Kentucky 23
Cotton Bowl - 12/29/2017
Ohio State 24, USC 7
Fiesta Bowl - 12/30/2017
Penn State 35, Washington 28
Orange Bowl - 12/30/2017
Wisconsin 34, Miami (FL) 24
Outback Bowl - 1/1/2018
South Carolina 26, Michigan 19

2017 Other Bowl Results

New Orleans Bowl - 12/16/2017
Troy 50, North Texas 30
Cure Bowl - 12/16/2017
Georgia State 27, Western Kentucky 17
Las Vegas Bowl - 12/16/2017
Boise State 38, Oregon 28
New Mexico Bowl - 12/16/2017
Marshall 31, Colorado State 28
Camellia Bowl - 12/16/2017
Middle Tennessee St 35, Arkansas State 30
Boca Raton Bowl - 12/19/2017
Florida Atlantic 50, Akron 3
Frisco Bowl - 12/20/2017
Louisiana Tech 51, SMU 10
Gasparilla Bowl - 12/21/2017
Temple 28, FIU 3
Bahamas Bowl - 12/22/2017
Ohio 41, UAB 6
Idaho Potato Bowl - 12/22/2017
Wyoming 37, Central Michigan 14
Birmingham Bowl - 12/23/2017
South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34
Armed Forces Bowl - 12/23/2017
Army 42, San Diego State 35
Dollar General Bowl - 12/23/2017
Appalachian 34, Toledo 0
Hawaii Bowl - 12/24/2017
Fresno State 33, Houston 27
Heart of Dallas Bowl - 12/26/2017
Utah 30, West Virginia 14
Quick Lane Bowl - 12/26/2017
Duke 36, NIU 14
Cactus Bowl - 12/26/2017
Kansas State 35, UCLA 17
Independence Bowl - 12/27/2017
Florida State 42, Southern Miss 13
Texas Bowl - 12/27/2017
Texas 33, Missouri 16
Military Bowl - 12/28/2017
Navy 49, Virginia 7
Camping World Bowl - 12/28/2017
Oklahoma State 30, Virginia Tech 21
Alamo Bowl - 12/28/2017
TCU 39, Stanford 37
Belk Bowl - 12/29/2017
Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52
Sun Bowl - 12/29/2017
NCSU 52, Arizona State 31
Arizona Bowl - 12/29/2017
New Mexico St 26, Utah State 20
Taxslayer Bowl - 12/30/2017
Missississippe St 31 Louisville 27
Liberty Bowl - 12/30/2017
Iowa State 21, Memphis 20
Peach Bowl - 1/1/2018
UCF 34, Auburn 27
Citrus Bowl - 1/1/2018
Notre Dame 21, LSU 17