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2018 Football Results

Gopher Football 2018 Season

  • Head Coach:  P.J. Fleck (2nd season) 
  • Overall Record: 7-6
  • Conference Record: 3-6
  • Quick Lane Bowl: vs. Georgia Tech (W 34-7)
  • Defensive Coordinator Robb Smith was fired after the Illinois game.  Defensive Line coach Joe Rossi was named interim, and was then was named the permanent defensive coordinator after the Wisconsin game.

2018 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
8/30/2018 New Mexico St (3-9) W 48-10
9/8/2018 Fresno State (12-2) W 21-14
9/15/2018 Miami (OH) (6-6) W 26-3
9/22/2018 @ Maryland (5-7) L 13-42
10/6/2018 Homecoming
Iowa (9-4)
L 31-48
10/13/2018 @ Ohio State (13-1) L 14-30
10/20/2018 @ Nebraska (5-7) L 28-53
10/26/2018 Indiana (5-7) W 38-31
11/3/2018 @ Illinois (4-8) L 31-55
11/10/2018 Purdue (6-7) W 41-10
11/17/2018 Northwestern (9-5) L 14-24
11/24/2018 @ Wisconsin (8-5) W 37-15
12/26/2018 Quick Lane Bowl
vs. Georgia Tech (7-6)
W 34-10

2018 Big Ten Standings

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

Big Ten Championship:  Ohio State 45 - Northwestern 24

2018 Gopher Football Roster

No.  Name  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  Yr.  Hometown
1 Smith, Rodney RB 5-11 210 RS Sr. Jonesboro, Ga. / Mundy's Mill
2 Huff, Jacob DB 5-11 210 Sr. Bolingbrook, Ill. / Bolingbrook
2 Morgan, Tanner QB 6-2 210 RS Fr. Union, Ky. / Ryle
3 Autman-Bell, Chris WR 6-1 200 RS Fr. Kankakee, Ill. / Bishop McNamara
3 Gibson, Jerry DL 6-3 260 RS Sr. Theodore, Ala. / Theodore
4 Brooks, Shannon RB 6-0 215 Sr. Austell, Ga. / Pickens
4 Smith, Terell DB 6-1 195 Fr. Snellville, Ga. / South Gwinnett
5 Annexstad, Zack QB 6-3 215 Fr. Norseland, Minn. / IMG Academy
5 Guthrie, Trenton LB 6-3 220 RS Fr. Northville, Mich. / Northville
6 Johnson, Tyler WR 6-2 200 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn. / North
6 Williamson, Chris DB 6-0 200 RS Jr. Atlanta, Ga. / Gainesville
7 Estes, Rey DB 6-0 175 RS Fr. East St. Louis, Ill. / East St. Louis
8 Edmonds, Nolan RB 5-11 200 Fr. Alpharetta, Ga. / Alpharetta
8 Rush, Thomas LB 6-3 230 Fr. Marysville, Ohio / Marysville
9 Otomewo, Esezi DL 6-6 260 RS Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. / Ben Davis
11 Manns, Jornell WR 5-11 190 Fr. Mansfield, Ohio / Mansfield Senior
11 Winfield, Antoine Jr. DB 5-10 205 RS So. The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands
12 Devers, Tai'yon DL 6-4 240 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla. / Blanche Ely
13 Bateman, Rashod WR 6-2 200 Fr. Tifton, Ga. / Tift County
14 O'Brien, Casey H 6-1 175 RS Fr. Saint Paul, Minn. / Cretin-Derham Hall
14 Oliver, Braelen LB 6-0 225 Fr. Douglasville, Ga. / Douglas County
15 Smith, CJ DB 6-1 185 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. / Fletcher
16 Durr, Coney DB 5-10 190 RS So. Baton Rouge, La. / Dutchtown
16 Santaga, Jon QB 6-1 205 RS Fr. Green Bay, Wis. / Notre Dame De La Baie Academy
17 Green, Seth WR 6-4 240 RS So. Woodbury, Minn. / Allen
18 Geary, Clay WR 5-10 190 RS So. Lakeville, Minn. / Lakeville South
19 Moore, Gary DL 6-4 300 RS Sr. Mobile, Ala. / Murphy
19 Pickerign, Samuel QB 6-4 225 RS Fr. Alpharetta, Ga. / Minnehaha Academy
20 Huff, Julian LB 6-0 225 Sr. Bolingbrook, Ill. / Bolingbrook
21 Martin, Kamal LB 6-3 235 Jr. Burnsville, Minn. / Burnsville
21 Williams, Bryce RB 6-0 200 Fr. Sarasota, Fla. / Cardinal Mooney
22 Sapp, Benny III DB 6-1 195 Fr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Eden Prairie
23 Howden, Jordan DB 5-11 185 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev. / Desert Pines
24 Ibrahim, Mohamed RB 5-10 205 RS Fr. Olney, Md. / Our Lady of Good Counsel
24 McDonald, Bishop DB 6-0 190 Jr. Oakdale, Minn. / North St. Paul
25 Howard, Phillip WR 5-11 195 RS So. Minneapolis, Minn. / Robbinsdale Cooper
25 Jordahl, Payton LS 6-2 230 RS Sr. Perham, Minn. / Perham
26 Harris, Justus DB 5-10 180 So. Roswell, Ga. / Roswell
26 Thompson, True WR 6-4 200 RS So. Plymouth, Minn. / Robbinsdale Armstrong
27 Gossage, Paul WR 6-3 185 RS Jr. Mokena, Ill. / Lincoln-Way East
27 Swenson, Calvin DB 6-1 210 RS So. Kaukauna, Wis. / Kaukauna
28 Femi-Cole, Jonathan RB 6-0 225 RS Jr. Vaughan, Ontario, Canada / St. Andrew's College
29 Leius, Jack DB 6-0 200 RS So. Plymouth, Minn. / Robbinsdale Armstrong
30 Reigelsperger, Alex DL 6-4 255 Fr. Dayton, Ohio / Wayne
31 London, Dominik RB 5-9 205 RS Fr. Woodbury, Minn. / East Ridge
31 Thomas, Kiondre DB 6-0 190 RS So. Fort Smith, Ark. / Northside
32 Russell, Joe LB 6-2 210 RS Fr. Shoreview, Minn. / Totino-Grace
33 Ryerse, Grant K / P 6-2 210 RS Fr. Woodbury, Minn. / East Ridge
34 Shenault, Antonio DB 5-11 190 Sr. Roselle, Ill. / Lake Park
34 Walker, Brock K 5-10 190 Fr. Sioux Falls, S.D. / Washington
35 Anderson, Danny LB 6-0 220 RS Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie
36 Cashman, Blake LB 6-2 235 Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie
37 Mack, John K 6-0 195 RS So. Hartland, Wis. / Arrowhead
38 Carpenter, Emmit K 6-0 200 RS Sr. Green Bay, Wis. / Ashwaubenon
38 Jelen, Preston RB 5-10 200 Fr. Prior Lake, Minn. / Prior Lake
39 Vojvodich, Michael LS 6-3 210 Fr. Annandale, Va / Woodson
40 Strazzanti, Alex DB 6-2 205 RS Fr. Chaska, Minn. / Chaska
41 Barber, Thomas LB 6-1 235 Jr. Plymouth, Minn. / Robbinsdale Armstrong
42 Kieft, Ko TE 6-4 250 RS So. Sioux Center, Iowa / Sioux Center
43 Schoenfelder, Bailey LB 6-3 235 RS So. Huron, S.D. / Huron
44 Beebe, Colton TE 6-3 265 RS Jr. Kansas City, Kan. / Piper
45 Coughlin, Carter LB 6-4 245 Jr. Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie
46 DeLattiboudere, Winston DL 6-3 250 RS Jr. Baltimore, Md. / Howard
46 Melvin, Alex P 6-4 205 RS Jr. Burnet, Texas / Burnet
47 Herbers, Jacob P 6-2 215 RS Jr. Battle Creek, Mich. / Lakeview
48 Gelecinskyj, Anders K 6-2 200 So. Bloomington, Minn. / Kennedy
49 Aune, Josh DB 6-2 205 Fr. St. Paul, Minn. / Highland Park
51 Dunlap, Curtis Jr. OL 6-5 370 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. / IMG Academy
52 Teague, Jamaal DL 6-3 305 Fr. South Holland, Ill. / Marist
55 Sori-Marin, Mariano LB 6-3 240 Fr. Mokena, Ill. / Providence Catholic
56 Barron, Ty LB 6-0 220 Fr. Minnetonka, Minn. / Minnetonka
58 Oseland, Quinn OL 6-6 305 RS Jr. Springfield, Ill. / Sacred Heart Griffin
59 Roane, Micah DL 6-4 235 Fr. Chaska, Minn. / Chaska
60 Schmitz, John Michael OL 6-4 300 RS Fr. Flossmoor, Ill. / Homewood-Flossmoor
61 Dovich, Bronson OL 6-5 300 RS Jr. Chaska, Minn. / Chaska
62 Weyler, Jared OL 6-4 300 RS Sr. Dayton, Ohio / Centerville
63 Beier, Austin OL 6-4 285 Fr. Toledo, Ohio / St. John's
64 Olson, Conner OL 6-5 300 RS So. Monticello, Minn. / Monticello
65 Ruschmeyer, Axel OL 6-4 285 RS Fr. Hutchinson, Minn. / Holy Family Catholic
66 Boe, Nathan OL 6-4 285 Fr. Lakeville, Minn. / Lakeville North
67 Kern, Jack DL 6-2 300 Fr. Eau Claire, Wis. / Eau Claire Memorial
69 Mafe, Boye DL 6-4 250 RS Fr. Minnetonka, Minn. / Hopkins
70 Schlueter, Sam OL 6-6 305 RS So. Victoria, Minn. / Mayer Lutheran
71 Davis, Ben OL 6-4 280 RS So. Elk Grove, Calif. / Elk Grove
73 Greene, Donnell OL 6-7 320 RS Sr. Marietta, Ga. / Kell
74 Norton, Grant OL 6-8 260 Fr. Camdenton, Mo. / Camdenton
75 Robinson, Malcolm DL 6-3 300 RS Fr. Massillon, Ohio / Washington
75 Sassack, Kyle OL 6-7 290 RS Fr. Pontiac, Mich. / Notre Dame Prep
76 York, Jack OL 6-6 300 Fr. Dallas, Texas / First Baptist Academy
77 Andries, Blaise OL 6-5 315 RS Fr. Marshall, Minn. / Marshall
78 Faalele, Daniel OL 6-9 400 Fr. Melbourne, Australia / IMG Academy
79 Dickson, Jason OL 6-6 315 Jr. Corona, Calif. / Vallejo
80 Paulson, Jake TE 6-4 260 RS Fr. Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy
81 Annexstad, Brock WR 6-2 200 RS Fr. Norseland, Minn. / IMG Academy
82 Douglas, Demetrius WR 6-0 190 RS Fr. Portland, Ore. / Jesuit
83 Van Dyne, Harry WR 6-5 200 RS Fr. Stilwell, Kan. / Blue Valley
84 Gibson, Erik WR 6-3 195 Fr. Detroit, Mich. / Martin Luther King
85 Witham, Bryce TE 6-4 255 RS Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich. / West Catholic
86 Witherspoon, Clayton TE 6-4 250 RS Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie
87 Umlor, Nate DL 6-5 285 So. Allendale, Mich. / Allendale
87 Van Dyne, Yale WR 6-3 205 RS So. Overland Park, Kan. / Bishop Miege
88 Spann-Ford, Brevyn TE 6-7 260 Fr. St. Cloud, Minn. / St. Cloud Technical Senior
89 Morse, Matt WR 6-1 195 RS Jr. Apple Valley, Minn. / Apple Valley
90 Renner, Sam DL 6-4 270 RS Jr. Maple Grove, Minn. / Maple Grove Senior
91 Hickcox, Noah DL 6-4 285 RS Fr. Rockford, Ill. / Boylan Central Catholic
92 Ahanotu, Mayan DL 6-4 255 Fr. Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Prep
93 Novak-Goar, Connor DL 6-2 285 RS So. Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie
94 N-Okonji, Abi DL 6-3 250 Fr. Snellville, Ga. / South Gwinnett
95 White, Victor DL 6-4 290 RS So. St. Paul, Minn. / Irondale
96 Bursch, Nathan TE 6-5 255 RS Fr. Woodbury, Minn. / Woodbury
97 Silver, Royal DL 6-3 300 RS Jr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Washington
98 Janes, Max TE 6-3 230 Fr. Shoreview, Minn. / Mounds View
99 Smith, O.J. DL 6-2 320 RS Sr. Bossier City, La. / Airline

2018 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Clemson (61) 15-0 1525
2 Alabama 14-1 1462
3 Ohio State 13-1 1364
4 Oklahoma 12-2 1356
5 Notre Dame 12-1 1286
6 LSU 10-3 1119
t7 Florida 10-3 1103
t7 Georgia 11-3 1103
9 Texas 10-4 1076
10 Washington State 11-2 959
11 UCF 12-1 898
12 Kentucky 10-3 820
13 Washington 10-4 806
14 Michigan 10-3 745
15 Syracuse 10-3 683
16 Texas A&M 9-4 552
17 Penn State 9-4 492
18 Fresno State 12-2 466
19 Army 11-2 418
20 West Virginia 8-4 296
21 Northwestern 9-5 284
22 Utah State 11-2 188
23 Boise State 10-3 184
24 Cincinnati 11-2 171
25 Iowa 9-4 120

2018 Final Coaches Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Clemson 15-0 1600
2 Alabama 14-1 1536
3 Ohio State 13-1 1437
4 Oklahoma 12-2 1415
5 Notre Dame 12-1 1316
6 Florida 10-3 1192
7 LSU 10-3 1186
8 Georgia 11-3 1147
9 Texas 10-4 1093
10 Washington State 11-2 1007
11 Kentucky 10-3 945
12 UCF 12-1 876
13 Washington 10-4 807
14 Michigan 10-3 780
15 Syracuse 10-3 720
16 Texas A&M 9-4 625
17 Penn State 9-4 581
18 Fresno State 12-2 497
19 Northwestern 9-5 375
20 Army 11-2 333
21 Utah State 11-2 252
22 West Virginia 8-4 235
23 Cincinnati 11-2 186
24 Boise State 10-3 165
25 Mississippi State 8-5 107

2018 College Football Playoff

Goodyear Cotton Bowl - 12/29/2018
(#2) Clemson 30 - (#3) Notre Dame 3
Capital One Orange Bowl - 12/29/2018
(#1) Alabama 45 - (#4) Oklahoma 34
CFP National Championship - 1/7/2019
Clemson 44 - Alabama 16

2018 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl Game - 1/1/2019
Ohio State 28 - Washington 23
VRBO Citrus Bowl - 1/1/2019
Kentucky 27 - Penn State 24
Outback Bowl - 1/1/2019
Iowa 27 - Mississippi State 22
SDCCU Holiday Bowl - 12/31/2018
Northwestern 31 - Utah 20
Redbox Bowl - 12/31/2018
Oregon 7 - Michigan State 6
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - 12/29/2018
Florida 41 - Michigan 15
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl - 12/28/2018
Auburn 63 - Purdue 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl - 12/27/2018
Wisconsin 35 - Miami (FL) 3
Quick Lane Bowl - 12/26/2018
Minnesota 34, Georgia Tech 10

2018 Other Bowl Results

Allstate Sugar Bowl - 1/1/2019
Texas 28 - Georgia 21
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - 1/1/2019
LSU 40 - UCF 32
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl - 12/31/2018
Texas A&M 52 - NC State 13
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - 12/31/2018
Oklahoma State 38 - Missouri 33
Hyundai Sun Bowl - 12/31/2018
Stanford 14 - Pitt 13
Military Bowl - 12/31/2018
Cincinnati 35 - Virginia Tech 31
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl - 12/29/2018
Nevada 16 - Arkansas State 13
Belk Bowl - 12/29/2018
Virginia 28 - South Carolina 0
Valero Alamo Bowl - 12/28/2018
Washington State 28 - Iowa State 26
Camping World Bowl - 12/28/2018
Syracuse 37 - West Virginia 18
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl - 12/27/2018
Baylor 45 - Vanderbilt 38
Walk-On's Independence Bowl - 12/27/2018
Duke 56 - Temple 27
Cheez-It Bowl - 12/26/2018
TCU 10 - California 7 (OT)
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl - 12/26/2018
Boston College vs. 25 Boise State - CANCELLED
Jared Birmingham Bowl - 12/22/2018
Wake Forest 37, Memphis 34
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - 12/22/2018
Army 70, Houston 14
Dollar General Bowl - 12/22/2018
Troy 42, Buffalo 32
SoFi Hawai'i Bowl - 12/22/2018
Louisiana Tech 31, Hawaii 14
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl - 12/21/2018
FIU 35, Toledo 32
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - 12/21/2018
BYU 49, Western Michigan 18
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl - 12/20/2018
Marshall 38, USF 20
DXL Frisco Bowl - 12/19/2018
Ohio 27, San Diego State 0
Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl - 12/18/2018
UAB 37, Northern Illinois 13
Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl - 12/15/2018
North Carolina A&T 24, Alcorn State 22
AutoNation Cure Bowl - 12/15/2018
Tulane 41, Louisiana 24
New Mexico Bowl - 12/15/2018
Utah State 52, North Texas 13
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl - 12/15/2018
21 Fresno State 31, Arizona State 20
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl - 12/15/2018
Georgia Southern 23, Eastern Michigan 21
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - 12/15/2018
Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennessee 13