Gophers vs. Top Five

Minnesota’s record against teams ranked in the AP top five since 1990 is 1-9:

Season Game Score Minn. coach

2006 at (1) Ohio State L, 44-0 Glen Mason

2004 at (5) Wisconsin L, 38-14 Mason

1999 at (2) Penn State W, 24-23 Mason

1998 at (1) Ohio State L, 45-15 Mason

1997 at (1) Penn State L, 16-15 Mason

1997 at (4) Michigan L, 24-3 Mason

1996 at (2) Ohio State L, 45-0 Jim Wacker

1995 vs. (4) Ohio State L, 49-21 Wacker

1992 at (3) Michigan L, 63-13 Wacker

1991 vs. (4) Michigan L, 52-6 John Gutekunst

Did you know?

• The last time the Gophers played a nonconference opponent ranked in the AP top five was Sept. 23, 1989. No. 3 Nebraska, then of the Big Eight, came to the Metrodome and rolled the Gophers 48-0.

• The last time the Gophers beat a top-five team at home: Oct. 22, 1977. No. 1 Michigan was shut out in Minneapolis, the Gophers winning 16-0.