Minnesota looks to reach nine wins for the first time since 2003 and end a five-game bowl losing streak when the Gophers face Syracuse in the Texas Bowl on Friday. It’s their second straight trip to this bowl after they lost to Texas Tech 34-31 last year after a late rally by the Red Raiders.
It is Tubby time at Texas Tech.
Tubby Smith is headed to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program. Smith agreed to terms Monday with Texas Tech to be its next coach, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. Athletic department spokesman Blayne Beal said there was no agreement in place.
Tubby Smith is in discussions with Texas Tech to become the next basketball coach for the Red Raiders.
Minnesota made plenty of plays Friday night. They simply could not make one when it mattered most.
The Gopher football team plays its finale against Texas Tech in the Car Care Bowl in Houston on Friday night.
The Gophers success with Texas Tech could depend on the defense’s ability to rush a quick rhythm passer.