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Gopher Football 1997 Season

1997 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
08/30/1997 @ Hawaii (3-9) L 3-17
09/13/1997 Iowa State (1-10) W 53-29
09/20/1997 @ Memphis (4-7) W 20-17
09/27/1997 Houston (3-8) L 43-45
10/04/1997 @ Michigan State (7-5) L 10-31
10/11/1997 Purdue (9-3) L 43-59
10/18/1997 @ Penn State (9-3) L 15-16
10/25/1997 Wisconsin (8-5) L 21-22
11/01/1997 @ Michigan (12-0) L 3-24
11/08/1997 Homecoming
Ohio State (10-3)
L 3-31
11/15/1997 Indiana (2-9) W 24-12
11/22/1997 @ Iowa (7-5) L 0-31

1997 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Michigan 8 0 1.000 12 0 1.000
Ohio State 6 2 .750 10 3 .769
Penn State 6 2 .750 9 3 .750
Purdue 6 2 .750 9 3 .750
Wisconsin 5 3 .625 8 5 .615
Iowa 4 4 .500 7 5 .583
Michigan State 4 4 .500 7 5 .583
Northwestern 3 5 .375 5 7 .417
Minnesota 1 7 .125 3 9 .250
Indiana 1 7 .125 2 9 .182
Illinois 0 8 .000 0 11 .000

Season notes:

Coached by Glen Mason (1st season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1997 Poll Results

Associated Press USA Today
1. Michigan (51.5) 12-0 1,731.5
2. Nebraska (18.5) 13-0 1,698.5
3. Florida State 11-1 1,599
4. Florida 10-2 1,455
5. UCLA 10-2 1,413
6. North Carolina 11-1 1,397
7. Tennessee 11-2 1,320
8. Kansas State 11-1 1,302
9. Washington State 10-2 1,259
10. Georgia 10-2 1,121
11. Auburn 10-3 1,025
12. Ohio State 10-3 975
13. Louisiana State 9-3 856
14. Arizona State 9-3 773
15. Purdue 9-3 715
16. Penn State 9-3 706
17. Colorado State 11-2 673
18. Washington 8-4 617
19. Southern Mississippi 9-3 490
20. Texas A&M 9-4 421
21. Syracuse 9-4 331
22. Mississippi 8-4 255
23. Missouri 7-5 175
24. Oklahoma State 8-4 72
25. Georgia Tech 7-5 64
1. Nebraska (32) 13-0 1,520
2. Michigan (30) 12-0 1,516
3. Florida State 12-1 1,414
4. North Carolina 11-1 1,292
5. UCLA 10-2 1,239
6. Florida 10-2 1,209
7. Kansas State 11-1 1,192
8. Tennessee 11-2 1,122
9. Washington State 10-2 1,076
10. Georgia 10-2 1,007
11. Auburn 10-3 854
12. Ohio State 10-3 826
13. Louisiana State 9-3 786
14. Arizona State 9-3 667
15. Purdue 9-3 666
16. Colorado State 11-2 646
17. Penn State 9-3 585
18. Washington 8-4 512
19. Southern Mississippi 9-3 462
20. Syracuse 9-4 380
21. Texas A&M 9-4 359
22. Mississippi 8-4 188
23. Missouri 7-5 114
24. Oklahoma State 8-4 103
25. Air Force 10-3 74

1997 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1998
Michigan 21, Washington State 16
Nokia Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1998
Florida State 31, Ohio State 14
CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl - 01/01/1998
Florida 21, Penn State 6
Builders Square Alamo Bowl - 12/30/1997
Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 20
Outback Bowl - 01/01/1998
Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6
Norwest Bank Sun Bowl - 12/31/1997
Arizona State 17, Iowa 7
Jeep Aloha Bowl - 12/25/1997
Washington 51, Michigan State 23

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1997 Season Bowl Results
FedEx Orange Bowl - 01/02/1998
Nebraska 42, Tennessee 17
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl - 01/02/1998
Auburn 21, Clemson 17
SW Bell Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1998
UCLA 29, Texas A&M 23
Toyota Gator Bowl - 01/01/1998
North Carolina 42, Virginia Tech 3
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 12/31/1997
Kansas State 35, Syracuse 18
Axa Liberty Bowl - 12/31/1997
Southern Mississippi 41, Pittsburgh 7
Plymouth Holiday Bowl - 12/29/1997
Colorado State 35, Missouri 24
Carquest Bowl - 12/29/1997
Georgia Tech 35, West Virginia 30
Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl - 12/29/1997
Cincinnati 35, Utah State 19
Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl - 12/28/1997
Louisiana State 27, Notre Dame 9
Insight.com Bowl - 12/27/1997
Arizona 20, New Mexico 14
Motor City Bowl - 12/26/1997
Mississippi 34, Marshall 31
Las Vegas Bowl - 12/20/1997
Oregon 41, Air Force 13