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Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Bowl History

Despite having one of the oldest college football programs, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have not seen the success or history of bowl games of Big Ten rivals Ohio State or Michigan. The Gophers appeared in the Rose Bowl in 1960 and 1961 before a dry spell that saw Minnesota play in just three bowl games in 38 years. The Golden Gophers have played in the Music City Bowl and the Insight/Cactus Bowl more than any other bowl games in their program's history.

Minnesota Bowl Record: 5-12

Minnesota Bowl Record: 0-0

Stats Through 2014 College Bowl Games - the #1 destination for headwear

Bowl Game Winning Team Losing Team
2014-2015 Citrus Bowl Missouri 33 Minnesota 17
2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas Tech 34 Minnesota 31
2009 Insight Bowl Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13
2008 Insight Bowl Kansas 42 Minnesota 21
2006 Insight Bowl Texas Tech 44 Minnesota 41 (OT)
2005 Music City Bowl Virginia 34 Minnesota 31
2004 Music City Bowl Minnesota 20 Alabama 16
2003 Sun Bowl Minnesota 31 Oregon 30
2002 Music City Bowl Minnesota 29 Arkansas 14
2000 MicronPC Bowl NC State 38 Minnesota 30
1999 Sun Bowl Oregon 24 Minnesota 20
1986 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14
1985 Independence Bowl Minnesota 20 Clemson 13
1977 Hall of Fame Bowl Maryland 17 Minnesota 7
1961 Rose Bowl Minnesota 21 UCLA 3
1960 Rose Bowl Washington 17 Minnesota 7


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