Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) catches a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Texas Bowl as Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Peter Westerhaus (18) defends at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Bowl: Best photos from Minnesota's game against Syracuse


The Minnesota Gophers lost to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl on Friday, preventing them from earning their ninth win of the season while continuing a bowl losing streak that dates back to 2004. Without further ado, here are the best photos from last week’s Texas Bowl.

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers fans cheer during the fourth quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill watches from the sideline during the third quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) catches a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Texas Bowl as Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker Peter Westerhaus (18) defends at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) makes a reception during the second quarter of the Texas Bowl as Syracuse Orange safety Jeremi Wilkes (28) attempts to make a tackle at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) looks for an open receiver during the second quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams (88) makes a reception during the second quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Donnell Kirkwood (20) reacts after a play during the first quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers fans cheer as the team arrives before the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill arrives before the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers running back David Cobb (27) rushes during the first quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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