Since the start of the 1999 season, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have been one of the more consistent teams participating in bowl season in college football. The Golden Gophers first appeared in a bowl game in the 1961 Rose Bowl and followed that up with another appearance the in the Rose Bowl again. Over the next 35 years, Minnesota only made three bowl games until the aforementioned run that started in 1999. The Golden Gophers have made over 15 bowls, winning more than four of those games.
The Golden Gophers have had a few memorable bowl games, including their 1962 Rose Bowl victory over the UCLA Bruins. The win was Minnesota’s first bowl victory in program history and gave the Golden Gophers seven wins on the season and a 6th ranked finish in the country in the Associated Press and Coaches Polls. Another memorable win occurred in the 2003 Sun Bowl against the Oregon Ducks. The victory came in the final moments and gave the Golden Gophers nine wins on the season, along with a top 25 finish at seasons end.
Minnesota fans are very loyal and love to travel to see their favorite team play. Whether it be the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee or the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona in front of 49,000, Minnesota fans will be in attendance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Minnesota Golden Gophers Bowl Game tickets.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Recent Bowl Game History
On December 27, 2013, Minnesota squared off against the Syracuse Orange in the Texas Bowl as Minnesota was trying to finish the season with nine victories. Average ticket price was $22, a decrease over the $73 average price of the 2012 Texas Bowl between Minnesota and Texas Tech.