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Minnesota Golden Gophers Bowls

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota ▪ Colors: Maroon & Gold
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium (cap. 50,000)
Record: 123 Years, 648-485-42, .569 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 18 Times
Bowls: 16 Bowls, 5-11, .313 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 5 Times (Preseason), 14 Times (Final), 159 Weeks (Total)

16 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Dec 27, 2013 Fri Texas Bowl Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Texas Bowl - Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
2 2012 Dec 28, 2012 Fri Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas Tech 34 Minnesota 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston, TX)
3 2009 Dec 31, 2009 Thu Insight Bowl Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13 Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
4 2008 Dec 31, 2008 Wed Insight Bowl Kansas 42 Minnesota 21 Insight Bowl (Glendale, AZ)
5 2006 Dec 29, 2006 Fri Insight Bowl Texas Tech 44 Minnesota 41 Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
6 2005 Dec 30, 2005 Fri Music City Bowl Virginia 34 Minnesota 31 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
7 2004 Dec 31, 2004 Fri Music City Bowl Minnesota 20 Alabama 16 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
8 2003 Dec 31, 2003 Wed Sun Bowl Minnesota 31 Oregon 30 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
9 2002 Dec 30, 2002 Mon Music City Bowl Minnesota 29 Arkansas 14 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
10 2000 Dec 28, 2000 Thu Micron PC Bowl North Carolina State 38 Minnesota 30 Micron PC Bowl (Miami, FL)
11 1999 Dec 31, 1999 Fri Sun Bowl Oregon 24 Minnesota 20 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
12 1986 Dec 29, 1986 Mon Liberty Bowl Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
13 1985 Dec 21, 1985 Sat Independence Bowl Minnesota 20 Clemson 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
14 1977 Dec 22, 1977 Thu Hall of Fame Classic Maryland 17 Minnesota 7 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
15 1961 Jan 1, 1962 Mon Rose Bowl Minnesota 21 UCLA 3 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
16 1960 Jan 2, 1961 Mon Rose Bowl Washington 17 Minnesota 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)