Gophers win Rodeo Bowl ahead of Texas Tech match up

Oct 20, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers mascot Goldy during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Gopher football team, ahead of its Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas match up with Texas Tech, already have taken home one trophy.

Minnesota won the Rodeo Bowl, an annual event organized by bowl staff, according to Gophers Sports.

The Rodeo Bowl is a seven-event competition against the opposing team. Events include Offensive Line Touchdown Dance Competition, Rope the Mascot, Chalk Branding, Calf Ribbon Pull and Hay Bale Toss, according to Paul Rovnak of Gopher media relations.

It is also the first time both teams come face -to-face before stepping onto the field.

Minnesota won the competition 5-2.

Is this an omen to a Gopher upset on Friday?

While no records were found of previous match ups, we can almost be certain that Goldy the Gopher will have a chip on his shoulder heading into Friday at Reliant Stadium following Minnesota’s Rodeo Bowl win in the Rope the Mascot competition

The Gophers are 13-point underdogs.


Topics: Gophers, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Texas Tech

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