Ski-u-mah's were were rowed...and the Minnesota Golden Gophers upset the Auburn Tigers 31 - 24 in the Outback Bowl.

The game did not start out well for Minnesota with an early interception and a little bit later a kickoff return for a touchdown for Auburn. But the Gophers recovered and played well the rest of the game to get the New Years Day Bowl win.

It was a very exciting football game with each team answering each others' scores all game.

Outback Bowl - Minnesota v Auburn
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Tyler Johnson, who had the most receiving touchdowns in Gopher history, had another great game. He scored twice including a big catch in the back of the end zone. He also set a Minnesota bowl record with 204 receiving yards.

There were many big, clutch moments throughout the game. Just the last few minutes of the game had a few of them.

3:47 left - 4th and 1 from the 38. With pressure coming at him, Tanner Morgan lofted a pass over the defenders and Bryce Witham made an incredible one armed catch for the first down.

2:18 left - 3rd and 10 from the 30. Behind some great blocking, Mohamed Ibrahim ran for a 1st down (he had 140 yards rushing in the game).

1:35 left - 2nd and 6 run from Ibrahim for a first down sealed the game.

Congratulations to the Gophers on a great and memorable season. After the game Coach Fleck said he was proud to be a Gopher. Hopefully that pride keeps him here for many years.

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