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2008 Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Schedule


Final Record: 7-6, 3-5 (Big Ten)
Date   Opponent Result Tickets
Saturday
Aug. 30
Huskies Northern Illinois Huskies
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Won 31-27
Saturday
Sep. 6
Falcons at Bowling Green Falcons
Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH
Won 42-17
Saturday
Sep. 13
Bobcats Montana State Bobcats
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Won 35-23
Saturday
Sep. 20
Owls Florida Atlantic Owls
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Won 37-3
Saturday
Sep. 27
Buckeyes at Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Lost 34-21
Saturday
Oct. 4
Hoosiers Indiana Hoosiers
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Won 16-7
Saturday
Oct. 11
Fighting Illini at Illinois Fighting Illini
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Won 27-20
Saturday
Oct. 18
Open Date
Saturday
Oct. 25
Boilermakers at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Won 17-6
Saturday
Nov. 1
Wildcats Northwestern Wildcats
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Lost 24-17
Saturday
Nov. 8
Wolverines Michigan Wolverines
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Lost 29-6
Saturday
Nov. 15
Badgers at Wisconsin Badgers
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
Lost 35-32
Saturday
Nov. 22
Hawkeyes Iowa Hawkeyes
H. H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Lost 55-0
2008 Insight Bowl
Wednes.
Dec. 31
Jayhawks Kansas Jayhawks
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Lost 42-21

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    1. Hank
      June 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Did Fresno State already play a game at BYU? I’m only asking because I see that BYU is playing at Fresno State in 2017, but I don’t recall Fresno State playing in Provo in recent memory.

    2. Bulldog Bite
      June 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      GO DOGS!

    3. Chad
      June 29, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      I’m surprised Fresno isn’t getting a home game against UCLA. For UCLA, their fans could travel to a road game against a quality opponent. Plus, Fresno has a history of hosting big-name teams.

    4. Paul B
      June 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Look at that 2017 OOC schedule. Yes, one FCS, but @ ‘Bama, @ Washington, then home for BYU. That is scheduling up. Nice schedule Fresno.

    5. Bill (the real one)
      July 1, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Fresno could be the first team ever to beat Incarnate Word in Alabama in back to back weeks. They probably won’t; but they could..

    6. Bruce T
      July 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

      Would be interesting to see how many West LA types would travel to Fresno for a game. Those that did probably wouldn’t admit it to their friends!

    7. Bruin in Bulldog town
      September 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      I think it’d be nice for Fresno State fans to have an opportunity to see their team play in a venue like the Rose Bowl. And for the players to have an opportunity to play on such a storied field. It is a really nice stadium with an awesome history.

      • J.r. Taylor
        February 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm

        I went down to watch Fresno State play UCLA back in ’08 at the Rose Bowl. Fresno beat them and there was a nasty heat wave that day. People were passing out from the heat. So the Bulldogs have played there.

    8. Dave
      October 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      That is so true because playing in that dumpy cement box they call a stadium is no great thrill. The rose bowl is second to none.

    9. Kendra Chavarria
      October 27, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Will there be a travel package available for the Alabama game?

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    1. Billy
      June 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      I thought Minnesota was a middle of the road Big Ten team and here they schedule (or confirm) New Mexico State to their home schedule for both 2018 and 2020. Do the Gophers have something better to offer their season ticket holders in those two years in their non-conference play then New Mexico State and Miami Ohio? No offense (if that’s possible), but New Mexico State has only one winning season (7-5 in ’02) in the last 13 seasons played (40-117, .255 in those 13 years). I think Minnesota can see (or hope, knowing they’ve lost before to NMS) these to be wins. With the Gophers still needing 1 non-conference game for each of those two seasons and still having no P5 games on their NC docket, who are they working with to fill those gaps? With what the B1G is trying to implement across the conference I don’t think this helps the cause.

      • Kevin Kelley
        June 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

        Since the Big Ten wants their members to stop scheduling FCS teams, this is what fans will see.

      • Bill (the one that's commenting for years; not the newbie)
        June 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

        Minnesota is no longer allowed to schedule NDSU. Kind of ironic as the Bison are a better team.

      • Billy
        June 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm

        Bill. agree with you, it’s is kind of ironic as the Bisons at this time are probable better than at least half of the Power Five Schools. My thoughts are; what is Minnesota going to do when there are no Power Five Schools left to schedule, use an excuse like others and say there weren’t any to schedule with? Poor Planning equals Poor Results.

    2. poison66
      June 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      New Mexico State is horrible. They even stole Oklahoma States Pistol Pete mascot, lol

      • NM-State
        June 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

        To all y’all that are saying New Mexico State is awful. New Mexico State is 1-1 Agaisnt Minnesota all time.

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    Minnesota to Host Super Bowl LII in 2018

    By Kevin Kelley -
    1. guest
      May 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      I hope ATL will get to host a Super Bowl in its new stadium

    2. Matt
      May 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

      The NFL likes to reward teams who build new stadiums with hosting a Super Bowl so I am pretty sure that Atlanta’s turn will come.

      As a Vikings fan, I am very happy that Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet but over the next four years it definitely will!

    3. RON
      May 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      What about Seattle as host? It is the most gorgeous setting in football and warmer than New York City.

      • Beast mode
        January 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        I can see the 12th man now surrounding the stadium screaming their lungs out when Seattle play in it’s 6th Super bowl in a row!!

    4. Josh
      May 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      You can say what you want about the new stadium craze, but I think Minnesota’s have been justified (both Target Field and the new Vikings dome). The Metrodome was a bust and it took the roof caving in to get a new stadium plan going. The new Vikings stadium looks a classy venue without being too exorbitant, while Target Field is a classic baseball venue. Sports fans in the Twin Cities have it pretty good right now.

    5. John Champion
      August 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      I was fortunate to see both the Twins and the Vikings play at the old Metropolitan Stadium. I also saw both teams play in the dome. Hooray for Target Field but I’m sorry they put the Vikes in another enclosed venue because like Lambeau in Green Bay, outdoors in December in Minnesota was always a benefit. The Vikings haven’t won once since they moved to the Dome and I watched the last time they won the NFC Championship against the LA Rams at minus 16 degrees outdoors in 1976. Not all Minnesota fans are wusses like me. (I moved to the Sun Belt ten years ago.)

    1. PeteF3
      April 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Even though it’s “neutral” I consider LSU-Wisconsin to be a home-and-home and this is the LSU leg. A great one, no doubt. But it would count as an SEC game in my book. If the Green Bay game is in primetime and the two programs haven’t fallen apart by then, that will make the B1G list for sure.

    2. C
      April 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      No Utah v Michigan? Wow

      • Joe
        April 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

        That should be a good game. I don’t think that is one of the prime time games though, I’m thinking noon start at the big house.

    3. B1G D
      April 30, 2014 at 2:05 am

      You said Rutgers never won a conference title in the underwhelming Big East… but they were co-champions just 2 years ago (in 2012).

    4. Wild Bill
      April 30, 2014 at 10:17 am

      I cannot believe the MU-OSU game was left out!

    5. Duke Mantee
      May 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

      No MSU v. Oregon? You’re leaving out two “top 5“ teams??…. I guess.

    6. Jay
      July 30, 2014 at 2:01 am

      UHHHHHHH……Bucks fan here, but um anyone by chance notice Mich effin State VS Oregon Sucks the 2nd game of the year?!???!??! Two top 10 teams doesn’t quite make the cut i suppose…haha, wow.

    7. Jay
      July 30, 2014 at 2:04 am

      And Yes. Well aware of the ‘Primetime’ tag of the article. But c’mon man….really? Week 2 of a CFB year and you think there is any chance in holy horse nuts that MSU/OU isn’t a night game??? Its ridiculous to leave it off…OSU/MSU that was announced as Primetime being excluded for Nov totally understandable..But a non-conference top 10 game…no chance

    8. larry d
      August 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      “Article” is a joke. Absolute piss

    9. Gid
      November 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      The rating system sucks! Why doesn’t Ohio State play more games with TOP 25 teams. What? Two or three a year for a football factory!!?!? Pretty soft schedule and STILL no Championships lately……daaaa!!

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    1. Steve Van B
      April 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Wake game is in Monroe, correct? Not Winston-Salem……

    2. Phil
      April 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Bowling Green lost to Mississippi State last season, not Ole Miss. Also that game (BGSU/WKU) has been moved from Thursday the 28th to Friday the 29th.

    3. Clint
      April 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Yes, in Monroe! Played in Winston-Salem last year. Final game in a home and home series.

    4. Dave
      April 8, 2014 at 1:37 am

      This is the biggest game of the season for Boise State. It is against an SEC team in Mississippi that will be a good ( certainly not SEC championship material) match. It is Boise’s only game against a Big 5 (BCS) team all season and a loss after getting pounded by Washington, BYU and Oregon State in 2013, Boise needs to prove that it can compete with teams other than Mountain West, Sun Belt and AAC teams like UConn (3-9) in 2013. Continous 3rd tier bowl games against mediocre PAC 12 schools like the past 4 seasons is no way to build a national brand. Go Broncos!

      • Matt
        April 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        It will definitely be a huge challenge for Boise State this season without Chris Petersen. Here’s hoping that they can win against Mississippi at the Georgia Dome. Boise State would have played Alabama in the 2011 national title game had it not been for their placekicker missing a field goal at the final horn against TCU. Which is painful reality because I have wanted (and would still like to see) Boise State win the National Championship some year.

    5. Jason
      April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Akron was 1-11 the 2 years prior to Bowden’s arrival and 1-11 his first year.

    6. Tom
      April 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Eh? No FSU at Louisville? Should be #1 on the list.

    7. Art
      May 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      We’ll being a HU grad I am going to enjoy the hospitality of Akron when I drive up from Columbus. Plan to leave a victor though. :)

    8. Anthony Africano (@AnthonyAfricano)
      July 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Rutgers does play Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin in a row, but they do have a bye week between Michigan and Ohio State. Not sure if that is something to be included or not, but should definitely be something known for those who are not aware.

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