Golden Gophers To Face #16 Missouri In Citrus Bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 16 Missouri and Minnesota will meet in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes.
The game will be played for the first time since the renovation of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. It is sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. It was previously called the Capital One Bowl.
Missouri (10-3) is coming off a SEC championship game loss to Alabama. The Tigers are making their second appearance in an Orlando bowl, having won the Tangerine Bowl over Southern Mississippi in 1981.
Minnesota (8-4) is making its first trip to Orlando. It is coming off back-to-back eight-win seasons for the first time since 2002-03. This is the Golden Gophers third consecutive bowl appearance. They are looking for their first bowl victory since 2004.