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Golden Gophers and Red Raiders mix it up in Meineke Car Care Bowl

The Meineke Car Care Bowl will consist of two programs who have never before played each another, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders are set to square off on Friday, Dec. 28 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.Minnesota's 2012 campaign got off to a fast start, as the team posted wins in each of its first four games, but things took a turn for the worse once it entered Big Ten Conference play. The Gophers won just two of their eight league bouts, defeating Purdue at home (44-28) and Illinois on the road (17-3). Their season ended on a sour note, losing back-to-back games against Nebraska (38-14) and Michigan State (26-10), but at 6-6 they qualified for a bowl game after a two-year absence from postseason play."This is a wonderful opportunity for our team to get better and a great accomplishment for our senior class," Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill said. "We have 13 players from Texas and I know they will be excited to play in their home state. Texas Tech is a grea...

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  2. Meineke Car Care Bowl Winners

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  3. Meineke Car Care Bowl Winners

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