2014 Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Schedule

Final Record: 8-5, 5-3 (Big Ten)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Aug. 28
Panthers Eastern Illinois Panthers
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 42-20
Sep. 6
Blue Raiders Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 35-24
Sep. 13
Horned Frogs at TCU Horned Frogs
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Lost 30-7
Sep. 20
Spartans San Jose State Spartans
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 24-7
Sep. 27
Wolverines at Michigan Wolverines
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
Won 30-14
Oct. 4
Open Date
Oct. 11
Wildcats Northwestern Wildcats
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 24-17
Oct. 18
Boilermakers Purdue Boilermakers (HC)
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 39-38
Oct. 25
Fighting Illini at Illinois Fighting Illini
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Lost 28-24
Nov. 1
Open Date
Nov. 8
Hawkeyes Iowa Hawkeyes
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 51-14
Nov. 15
Buckeyes Ohio State Buckeyes
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Lost 31-24
Nov. 22
Cornhuskers at Nebraska Cornhuskers
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Won 28-24
Nov. 29
Badgers at Wisconsin Badgers
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
Lost 34-24
2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1
Tigers Missouri Tigers
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Lost 33-17

Minnesota Headlines

    Minnesota to host Georgia Southern in 2019

    By Kevin Kelley -
    1. West Fargo Gopher
      October 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Minnesota Non Conference schedule is complete for 2019. Aren’t Gophers required to schedule a power 5 non conference team in Big ten? Can we expect them to move of buyout a game?

      • Kevin Kelley
        October 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm

        Who knows, their official release says their schedule is “complete.” Maybe the B1G will take the game at Fresno State as an exception. They are also not supposed to play FCS teams, but South Dakota State was already scheduled.

    2. West Fargo Gopher
      October 19, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you Kevin. We will see I guess. I know we also don’t have a Power 5 team scheduled in 2018. All 3 of those games were booked before the schedule requirements.

    3. Josh
      October 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Why do teams continue to schedule Georgia Southern? That is a team that P5 teams should never schedule. You’re asking for a loss if not at least cracked knees on Sunday.

    4. Cory
      October 20, 2016 at 3:03 am

      The following B1G programs do not have an OOC game scheduled against a P5 program in 2019.
      Minnesota @Fresno St
      Wisconsin @USF
      Indiana Conn
      Illinois @Conn

    5. Nic
      October 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Cory. I know the Big Ten counts UConn and Cincinnati as a P5 even though they are not. Kind of silly. I have no clue about Wisconsin. It looks as though they filled their schedule after the mandate just like the Gophers did.. Maybe is more of something the B1G wants teams to do but not a requirement? I don’t know…

    6. Nic
      October 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Star Tribune got the answer:

      As far as the scheduling of Fresno State – this is from Joe C in the Strib:

      The Big Ten has mandated that members schedule one Power Five nonconference foe per season. Oregon State checks that box for the Gophers in 2017. And the Big Ten has made an exception for independents such as BYU and Notre Dame and certain members of the American Athletic Conference and Mountain West, including Fresno State.

      “Otherwise we wouldn’t have done that,” Claeys said. “[The Big Ten] has to approve it.”

      So, that explains why Fresno State is on the schedule instead of a “Power 5” team.

    7. Buttface Johnson
      October 21, 2016 at 3:38 am

      The Eagles will stomp you. Bet.
      Peace, love, and GATA.

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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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