No. 12 Auburn Tigers face No. 18 Minnesota in Outback Bowl

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The No. 12 Auburn Tigers will face off against No. 18 Minnesota in the Outback Bowl at 1 p.m. on New Year's Day in Tampa, Florida.

The game will be the first match-up in history for Auburn and Minnesota. This will be the fifth appearance in the Outback Bowl for Auburn and the first appearance for Minnesota.

“We are excited about returning to the Outback Bowl for the first time in five years to face a very good Minnesota team out of the Big Ten Conference,” said Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn in a news release. “I’ve been fortunate to make two previous trips to the Outback Bowl. Jim McVay and everyone associated with the bowl make it a first-class experience for our players and fans. We have the best fans in college football and I look forward to them joining us on New Year’s Day as we try to win our tenth game of the season and send our seniors out on a high note.”

Tickets can be purchased for the Outback Bowl here.

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