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SU football going to Texas Bowl, will face Minnesota

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse football team is heading to a bowl game for the third time in four seasons, getting selected to play Minnesota in the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Dec. 27.

This will be the Orange's third meeting with the Gophers in five years; Minnesota won 23-20 in overtime in 2009 and 17-10 last year. It will be Syracuse's first trip to Texas since 1993 when it played a 21-21 tie at the University of Texas.

In a statement released by SU, head coach Scott Shafer said, “It is great to see an ACC-Big Ten matchup in a terrific bowl game. I couldn’t be happier for our senior class to have the opportunity to go to Texas and play a Big Ten school. One of the things I have enjoyed the most about this season is our seniors. They are tough kids who never give in. This is a perfect way for them to end their season and their Syracuse career – playing in their final game in an SU uniform in the Texas Bowl.”

Stay with YNN for lots of upcoming Syracuse coverage leading up to and through the game.

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