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U of M sells thousands of tickets for Outback Bowl in 24 hours

Updated: December 09, 2019 10:26 PM

The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team are Tampa Bay bound!

They'll be ringing in the New Year in style, taking on the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. 

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With just three weeks until kickoff, fans are scrambling to figure out travel plans. 

No. 18 Gophers to face No. 12 Auburn in Outback Bowl

Since tickets went on sale Sunday afternoon, the University of Minnesota Athletics Ticket Office says it's already sold a few thousand tickets for the Outback Bowl.

"(It's a) testament to what our fan base is doing supporting our team," U of M Assistant Athletics Director Mike Wierzbicki said. "The general level of excitement is tremendous and we think we're going to see Gopher Nation down there in Tampa full of maroon and gold."

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